Tecumseh junior Mitchell Foland is the lone area participant who will be advancing to the Division One district tennis tournament this week, after placing in the top four at last week’s sectional tournament at Troy High School.
Foland now advances to the districts this Thursday and Saturday at the ATP Linder Family Tennis Center in Mason for a chance to qualify for the state tournament the following weekend.
The Arrows netter opened his sectional tournament play with a 6-0 6-0 win over Grag Howard-Smoot of Springfield after receiving a bye in the opening round. Foland then knocked off Brad McPherson of Piqua 6-0 6-0 to advance to the elite eight, where a victory would qualify him for the next round.
Foland defeated Gavin Lucas of Northmont 6-1 6-0 to advance to the final four and secure his spot in this week’s districts.
Also for the Arrows, Drew Sarihan won his opening singles match with a 6-2 6-1 win over Josh Galloway of Greenville before falling in his second match to Elijah Sadler of Troy 7-5 6-4.
Michael Green reached one step away from qualifying before being eliminated from tourney play. Green defeated Hunter Karg of Bellefontaine 6-0 6-0 and Cameron Danile of Northmont 6-3 6-4 to make it to the elite eight. Green then suffered a tough 6-2 6-0 loss to Prem Dev to end his Arrows career.
The Arrows doubles team of Sinkhorn and Lewis won their first match over Fairborn 6-0 6-0 before suffering a season-ending loss to Troy 7-6 6-2 in the second round. The other Tecumseh doubles team of Hunt and Goksor won two matches before losing in the doubles elite eight.
*In the Division Two sectionals, all three local teams were in action but none of them were able to advance anyone into the districts.
Tipp’s David Shininger won his first match against Brad Graham of Shawnee 6-7 6-2 6-2 before being eliminated by top-seed Phillip Brumbaugh of Milton Union 6-1 6-0. Evan Hill defeated Elias Bezy of Lehman in his opener but lost round two 6-0 6-0 to Ben Heath of Cedarville, while Ian Stewart fell to Gabe King of Northeastern 6-2 6-1 in his first match.
One of Tipp’s doubles teams was Berning and Blake, and they were shutout by the team from Yellow Springs 6-0 6-0 and the Red Devils team of Blake and Achterberg won their first match against Northridge 6-0 6-1 before being knocked out of the tournament by Brookville 6-7 6-2 6-3.
Northwestern also had Cody North falling in his first match of sectionals to Jacob Calhoun 6-1 6-1, while Reilly Smith of the Warriors won his first two matches. He defeated Zach Thompson of Kenton Ridge 6-3 6-3 and Nathan Snedigar of Northridge 6-0 6-0 before being eliminated by Griffin West of Lehman 6-0 6-3.
Also winning his first match was Northwestern sophomore Corbin Fuschino, defeating Peyton Brown of Milton Union 3-6 6-3 6-3 but then lost 6-2 6-1 to second-seeded Daniel Detrick of Shawnee.
The team of Boop and Yeager won their opening match against Urbana 6-1 6-0, but the Northwestern duo suffered a 6-2 6-0 loss to Yellow Springs in the second round.
Waldofsky and Smyczek also lost their opening match for the Warriors.
Greenon’s Riley Farrel won his opening match against Levi Woode of Kenton Ridge 1-6 6-0 6-1 to get into the elite eight, where he lost to Colton Lewis of Cedarville 6-1 6-2. David Klump, a Knights freshman lost his preliminary match to get eliminated, and Matthew Barton lost his opener, as the Greenon freshman fell 6-0 6-0.
Greenon’s Whittaker and Leathley won their opening match against Kenton Ridge 6-4 6-3 but lost to Yellow Springs in round two.
Fox and Conover did win their first round match against Kenton Ridge 6-4 7-6, but then suffered a 6-1 6-0 loss to Catholic Central in their second match.