The boys tennis team headed into tournament action at the University of Northwestern Ohio courts this past week needing to individually place in the top 4 of either singles or doubles to advance to the District Meet. Michael Deter won his first two matches, but fell in the quarterfinal match ending the fine Pirate season.
Michael won a marathon first match against St Mary’s Jason Freewalt 6-7 (7-2), 6-0, 7-6 (9-7). The junior then advanced to the quarters with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Celina’s Hagan Kriegel. Ottawa-Glandorf’s Alex Schroeder knocked out Michael with a 6-1, 6-1 win. Schroeder went on to take third place. Nathan Diller also won his first round match by 6-1, 6-1 score over Lima Central Catholic’s Michael Shanahan. Nathan then fell 6-0, 6-0 to sectional champ Johnny Rutter of Shawnee. Matt Deter dropped his opening match to LCC’s Dylan Niese, 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 6-1.
In doubles action, Kory Enneking and Aaron Basinger lost 6-1, 6-1 to Celina’s Walls and Seibel. Nick Slinger and Justin Paul also fell in opening round action by a score of 6-0, 6-1.
The team comprised of mainly juniors finished the season with a 10-4 record on the season.
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Teams: Tennis (B)