The Archbold doubles tennis team of Kevin Fredrick and Nick Cassidy advanced to Division II district competition after a second-place finish at the sectional tournament.
Stephen Shin and Grant McPherson of Maumee Valley Country Day defeated the Blue Streak duo 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4) in a hard-fought sectional championship match, Saturday, May 12, at Defi- ance College.
To get to the finals, Fredrick and Cassidy defeated Napoleon’s Julian Pahr and Tim Peltier 6-2, 6-0 in their first match on Thursday, May 10.
In their quarterfinals match, they defeated MVCD’s Aniroodh Reddy and Navdeep Bais 6-3, 6-3.
Fredrick and Cassidy took on Rossford’s Ryan Fairbanks and Joe Hotz in the semifinals on Saturday.
The Blue Streaks advanced to the finals with a 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 three-set victory.
Fredrick and Cassidy will compete in the Div. II district tournament at Bowling Green State University, Wednesday, May 16, and Saturday, May 19.
The top three doubles teams advance to the state tournament in Columbus.
Other AHS Sectional Results
The doubles team of David Lauber and Bryce Tinsman defeated Napoleon’s Dalton Collins and Ryan Cohrs 6-3, 6-2 in their first match.
Ottawa Hill’s Austin Stevens and Jonathan Rodrigues defeated Lauber and B. Tinsman in the quarterfi- nals 7-6 (1), 0-6, 6-4.
In singles action, Ayersville’s Anton Jerna defeated Antonio Cuellar 4-6, 6-2, 6- 3.
Defiance’s Nolan Parsons defeated McCaylen Croninger 6-1, 6-4. Wauseon’s Alex Wenger defeated Chan Tinsman 6-4, 6-3.
OTCA Tournament Ottawa Hills 3, AHS 2
In the regional semifinals of the Ohio Tennis Coaches’ Association tournament, Ottawa Hills nudged out the Streaks 3-2, Tuesday, May 8.
Singles: 1. M. Gargas (OH) def. Fredrick 6-4, 6-4. 2. Cassidy (A) def. A. Stevens 6-4, 6-4. 3. B. Day (OH) def. Antonio Cuellar 6-3, 7-5.
Doubles: 1. Lauber and B. Tinsman (A) def. J. Hylant and M. Gieger 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. 2. J. Rodrigues and J. Judis (OH) def. Croninger and C. Tinsman 6-4, 6-3.
Regular Season AHS 5, Napoleon 0
The Streaks finished their regular season with a 13-3 record after blanking Napoleon 5-0, Monday, May 7.
Singles: 1. Fredrick (A) def. Blake Biederstedt 6-0, 6-2. 2. Cassidy (A) def. Brad Lutz 6-0, 6-0. 3. Cuellar (A) def. Nate Brown 6-4, 6-3.
Doubles: 1. Lauber and B. Tinsman (A) def. Ryan Cohrs and Dalten Collins 6-4, 6-0. 2. Croninger and C. Tinsman (A) def. Julian Pahr and Tim Peltier 6-0, 6-0.