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Lima Shawnee dominated Port Clinton doubles tournament

Fandy.com Staff • May 5, 2015 at 1:16 PM

St. Mary Central Catholic and Port Clinton finished second and third in Friday's Port Clinton doubles tournament, but they and everyone else were looking up -- way up -- at Lima Shawnee.

Shawnee swept all four brackets in the tournament, including a tiebreaker in the No. 1 bracket over St. Mary Central Catholic's Andrew Linden and Evan Slattery, 10-9 (7-2).

Linden and Slattery bounced back from a 5-0 deficit to force Shawnee's Sam and Johnny Rutter into the tiebreaker.

"(Shawnee) is probably one of the best teams in the Northwest District this year," Port Clinton coach Jim Lamb said. "Their top two kids, Sam and Johnny Rutter, are solid.

"(Andrew and Evan) played a heck of a match, but they came up just a little bit short."

The Warriors took the No. 2 bracket, as well, as Hunter Pay and Derek Smith defeated Toledo St. John's Matt Riordan and Garret Coombs, 10-1. SMCC's tandem of Alex Opfer and Collin Ebert was third in the No. 2 bracket.

Shawnee's Zach and Garrett Diltz defeated St. Mary's Connor Stark and Tanner Roth in the No. 3 bracket, 10-2, with Port Clinton's Jonny Newton and Jeff Griffin taking third.

The Warriors finished the sweep in No. 4 doubles with a victory over the team from Port Clinton. Shawnee's Clark Heinz and David Motycka defeated P.C.'s Matt Fillmore and Noah Cross, 10-5. Napoleon's Ryan Cohrs and Tyler Shafer were third.

"It was just, overall, a really fun tournament," Port Clinton's Jim Lamb said. "It's good to get that kind of competition up here and get to play against them."

Sandusky 5, Huron 0

At Sandusky, the Blue Streaks scored a 5-0 victory over a depleted Tigers team that had sent most of their regular varsity players to the Port Clinton doubles tournament.

Jacob Riedy won No. 1 singles in straight sets, scoring a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Ben Washburn, while Jack Stauffer took No. 2 singles with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Thomas Kyer. Sandusky freshman David Linden finished the singles sweep with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Huron freshman Patrick Dusza.

In No. 1 doubles, Sandusky's Lucas Widman and Brock Cremean defeated the sophomore tandem of Will Sams and Kyle Williams, 7-5, 6-2. Connor Borchardt and Dominic Will defeated Jake Leher and Benji Battiste in No. 2 doubles, 6-2, 6-4.

Sandusky improved to 5-7 this season.

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