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Short, Gerig Fall At District Tennis

Clay Gerig, left, and Erik Short compete at the Div. II district tennis tournament last week.– photos courtesy Sarah Short

Clay Gerig, left, and Erik Short compete at the Div. II district tennis tournament last week.– photos courtesy Sarah Short

The AHS doubles team of seniors Erik Short and Clay Gerig fell short of advancing to the state boys tennis tournament after losing in the second round of the Division II district tennis meet, Thursday, May 16 and Saturday, May 18, at Bowling Green State University.

The duo defeated Ramirez and Creps from Elida in the first round, 6-4, 6-0.

Short and Gerig then were defeated by Strudthoff and Dry of Clyde 6-2, 1-6, 6-2, in the round to determine the final four.

The top four doubles teams and singles advance to the state tournament this week in Mason.