Sectional tennis still unfinished

DOVER – The top four places in the boys Division II sectional tennis tournament in singles and doubles will be decided Friday at Dover City Park.

The tournament, scheduled to be completed on Monday, has taken two days to get to this point, thanks to lengthy rain delays both days.

The tournament committee decided Friday was a good day to resume because of the weather forecast today and Thursday.

Play will commence at 8:30 a.m.

The district tournament is at Ohio University next week.

Braxton Mullet (Hiland) will meet Cameron Wiandt (Coshocton) for the championship, while Nick Diloreto (East Liverpool) and Brent Keating (Dover) will play for third place.

In doubles, Jim Magness and Sam Magness (Coshocton) will meet Zach Padden and Nate Thompson (Cambridge) for first place and Tim Meyer and Ethan Meyer (West Holmes) will take on Thomas Gauerke and Mitchell Milliken (Coshocton) for third place.

Steubenville Big Red’s Nick Rosaschi dropped a 6-1, 6-3 decision to Diloreto in the quarterfinals.

Rosaschi beat Cameron Yoder (Hiland) 6-1, 6-4 in the second round and West Holmes’ Kate Rodhe 6-3, 6-1 in the opener.

Indian Creek’s Justin Caniff beat Jacob Blank (Coshocton) 6-0, 6-0 in the opener, before losing 6-2, 6-0 to Mullet.

Losing in the first round was Big Red’s Phil Stoutz and Jorge Dominguez and the Redskins’ Paul Voltz.

In doubles action, Steubenville’s Tyler Clevenger and Alex Isla lost 6-0, 6-1 in the quarterfinals after a 6-3, 6-2 win to open tournament.

Dropping first-round matches were Big Red’s Dom DiCarlo and Annie Nehrbas and Indian Creek’s Caleb Smith and Cole Recinella and Gabe Thomas and Felix Deutscher.