McDonogh nets 3 titles in individual play

Tennis MIAA championships

May 22, 2008|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,Special To The Sun

McDonogh won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association team title last week, and the Eagles found even more success in the conference's tournament for individual players, which concluded yesterday.

The tournament was originally scheduled to finish last Thursday, but last week's rain and problems with scheduling forced most of it to end last Friday with the final part ending yesterday at McDonogh.

The Eagles got A Conference championships from Alexander Centenari and Alex Sidney in singles plus the team of Jake Lazer and Tommy Sinnott in doubles.

Centenari rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 victory over John Carroll's Tim Lozinak at No. 1 singles. The senior wasn't flustered by the five-day break between semifinals and finals.

"I felt solid all around today," Centenari said. "I just stayed focused here and got the job done."

Despite battling a bad case of the flu, Sidney outlasted Gilman's James Wieler, 1-6, 6-1, 6-4. The team of Lazer/Sinnott beat Gilman's duo of Jay Barrett/Will Faison, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3), at No. 2 doubles.

Gilman won two titles overall. Alec Hoblitzell topped Loyola's Chris Grobaker of Loyola, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 3 singles. The team of Brad Millison and Tyler Hoblitzell beat McDonogh's Greg Miller and Seth Cassel, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) at No. 1 doubles.

In the B Conference, which also finished last Friday, Glenelg Country School won two titles, both at singles. Ryan Kent and Will Garrett won at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively.

Key School also got two titles. Julia Payne beat the boys to capture the crown at No. 3 singles while Marc Gallant and Mike Harrington won at No. 1 doubles. Spalding's Patrick O'Friel and Pat Joyce took the title at No. 2 doubles.

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