Tornadoes roll to Willard championship
WILLARD — Columbian claimed both doubles titles and picked up another crown in singles play Saturday to capture the Willard Invitational championship.
Zach Krintzline and Colin Burkett finished atop the No. 1 doubles standings for TC after beating Shelby’s Nolan Stahl and Austin Means 6-4, 7-5.
The TC duo reached the finals by Mansfield’s Wade Jarvis and Cyres Hock 6-1, 6-2 before blanking Willard’s Owen Sweet and Gabe Sanchez 6-0, 6-0.
Austin Hill and Jacob Beamer thumped Shelby’s Ty Cox and Isaiah Hicks 6-2, 6-2 in the No. 2 doubles final to give Columbian another title.
They cruised past Seth Joliff and Michael Ingram of Perkins 6-0, 6-1 in the semifinals to reach the finals.
Columbian’s other crown came at No. 3 singles, where Ryan Crocker rolled past Willard’s Nick Bauer 6-2, 6-0. Crocker beat T.J. Biue of Perkins 6-1, 6-1 in the semifinals.
The Tornadoes also got a second and third at the tournament.
The runner-up finish came at No. 2 singles from Jacob Weingart, who fell 6-3, 3-6, 10-8 in the finals to Shelby’s Mateo Sanjurjo. Weingart beat Willard’s Caulin Morris 7-5, 6-3 in the semifinals.
Jason Weng took third at No. 1 singles by beating Ethan Weathermax 6-1, 6-2. Weng fell 6-3, 6-2 to Willard’s Kolin McKelvey in the semifinals.
Fliers second at own tourney
CLYDE — Clay held off Clyde 40-38 to claim the team title Saturday at the Clyde Invitational.
Bellevue ended sixth with 12 points.
The host Fliers swept the doubles titles.
Jacob Strudthoff and James Dry beat Springfield’s Nick Borrillo and Garrett Denlinger 6-1, 6-1 for the No. 1 doubles crown, while Logan Nicely and David Hohenstein dropped Clay’s Easton Snyder and Kurt Wells 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2.
Seconds went to Clyde’s Daniel Stevens at No. 2 singles and Ben Hohenstein at No. 3.
Daniel fell 6-4, 2-6, 10-7 to Springfield’s Alex Gerbite, while Clay’s Todd Gyurke beat Hohenstein 6-2, 6-4.
Alex Caillet added a fifth at No. 1 singles by beating Bellevue’s Grant Fields 8-0.
Clyde also got a fifth from Ethan Keegan at No. 3 singles when he beat Bellevue’s Hunter Musselman 8-2, but Keegan was an extra player in the bracket for the Fliers and they did not receive any points for his placement.
Bellevue was led by a pair of fourths.
Clay’s Trent Moore beat Zach Fischer 8-3 for third at No. 2 singles, while Clay’s Justin Lutz and Blake Hornyak beat Gunnar Lilly and Richard Stombaugh 8-4 for third at No. 1 doubles.
Aaron Baker and Zach Eskins took fifth at No. 2 doubles for the Redmen by beating Springfield’s Joe Kovach and Jimmy Kleshinski 8-7 (4).