Broadneck knocks off Severna Park

Liberty, Wright, River Hill rule tournaments

Tennis

May 14, 2006|By JEFF SEIDEL | JEFF SEIDEL,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Broadneck won the Anne Arundel County team championship in yesterday's finals of the annual tournament held at Anne Arundel Community College. Team scores were not available, but the Bruins topped defending champion Severna Park, which tied Arundel for second place.

The Bruins' champions were Michele Jordan in girls singles and Kevin Murray and Brendan Wallace in boys doubles. Jordan scored a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Southern's Nicole Aylor. The Murray/Wallace duo rallied for a 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 decision over Patrick Rice and Ben Rosenthal from Severna Park.

Emre Ucal of Arundel was the lone repeat champion, outlasting Old Mill freshman Harsha Rao, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1.

The doubles team of Amy and Jenny Olson from Arundel topped Old Mill's Christina Aggabao and Kristen King, 6-4, 6-4. Amy Olson won the girls singles crown last year but moved to doubles to compete with her younger sister this year.

Old Mill earned its lone title when Matt Bouchard and Sarah Searing topped Pari Papaioannu and Matt Balleza from Severna Park, 7-5, 1-6, 7-5, in mixed doubles.

Carroll County

Liberty won three of the five championships in the Carroll County finals at Century. There were no team champions.

Liberty's Chris Brown and Brittany Bolster repeated as champions in the boys and girls singles, respectively. Brown scored a 6-0, 6-3 victory over North Carroll's Reid Smetzer. Bolster had a tougher time, battling to pull out a 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 victory over Liberty teammate Debbie Jackson.

Courtney Evans and Callie Gillen won the third Liberty title, a 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 victory over Francis Scott Key's Sarah Leyhe and Laura Keller in girls doubles.

The Eagles got their lone championship when the boys doubles team of Ryan Miller and Tyler Forster topped Westminster's Sam Rager and Eric Schaefer, 6-3, 6-3. Stephanie O'Neill and Jake Brooks of Century won the mixed doubles title with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Key's Justin Smith and Erika Mastalerz.

Harford County

C. Milton Wright edged Bel Air for the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference team tournament championship. The Mustangs won three titles and finished with 35 points, just ahead of regular-season champion Bel Air (33) in the finals at Harford Community College and Harford Tech.

Jessica Ahn of C.M. Wright won her second consecutive girls singles championship, topping Whitney Reid of Rising Sun, 6-3, 6-1. Ahn made it to the state semifinals last year and finished third overall with a 20-1 record.

The Mustangs also took the UCBAC title in mixed doubles, as Katie Fritch and Taylor Boyle edged Kebri Winters and Matt Winter from Fallston, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.

Kristie Trinchere and Whitney Torchia gave C.M. Wright its third title with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Fallston's Ashley Sherinsky and Aubrey Carpenter in girls doubles.

Bel Air won the other two divisions. John Muth captured boys singles, , 6-1, 6-1 over North East's Will Huebner. Greg Handy and Kyle Polasko scored a 6-2, 7-5 decision over Fallston's Steve Baum and Jon Butanis in boys doubles.

Howard County

River Hill repeated as team champion despite not winning any individual crowns at the Wilde Lake Tennis Club.

The Hawks had three entrants in the championship round, but each lost. Still, they finished with 29 points, edging Atholton (28) and Centennial (25.5).

David Nguyen of Wilde Lake pulled out a 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 victory over Scott Burtzlaff from River Lake in boys singles. Glenelg got its lone championship in boys doubles when Steve Murray and Alex Spector topped Centennial's Matt Thomas and Will Hong, 6-1, 7-6 (13-11).

Ydsia Quintero from Atholton scored a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Haley Katsman of Marriotts Ridge in girls singles.

River Hill lost in the other two doubles finals: Morgan Miller and Grace Chon from Atholton earned a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Michelle McCoy and Natalie Ullman in girls doubles, and Centennial's Evan Katz and Erin Edmonds beat Matt Davidson and Katie Sheliga, 6-3, 6-2, in mixed doubles.

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