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District Tennis: Findlay singles players fall in quarterfinals

The end to the boys tennis season at Findlay High School came a week earlier than coach Sean Swisher had hoped.
Findlay High School’s three singles players all won their openers before being eliminated in the quarterfinal round at Wednesday’s Division I Northwest District tournament at Bowling Green State University’s Keefe Courts.
Both Findlay doubles teams dropped their opening-round matches.
The top two players at BGSU qualify for next week’s OHSAA Division I state tennis tournament at the Lindner Tennis Center in Mason.
Coming off a sectional championship last week, Findlay freshman Drew Swisher whipped Ashland freshman Luke Blackley 6-0, 6-0 in his opener. After falling to Toledo St Francis’ Greg Leroux 6-1, 6-1 last night in the Trojans Ohio Tennis Coaches Association team tournament state quarterfinal match, Swisher dropped a 6-1, 6-0 decision to Laroux in the singles quarterfinals.
The Trojans’ Matt Munoz stopped Tiffin Columbian’s Ben Klepper 6-2, 6-1 in his opener before dropping a 6-4, 6-3 decision to Oregon Clay’s Dempsey Coughlin in the quarterfinals.
Sam Giedeman topped Fremont Ross’ Alexander Thatcher 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 in his first match but was eliminated with a 6-0, 6-0 decision to Perrysburg’s Ben Weider.
In doubles action, Findlay’s Alec Kagy and Kyle Hennessy fell to Sylvania Northview’s Anish Karnani and Dominic Cuicci 6-2, 6-0.
Teammates Andre Hoffman and Logan Tichenor lost their opener to Sylvania Southview’s Nathan Podolsky and Matthew Rothchild 6-0, 6-0.
The Division I singles and doubles semifinals will be played on Saturday.
Three area Division II singles players will open district play today.
Ada’s Zachary Beaschler will be seeking to defend his district singles title when action gets underway at BGSU at 9 a.m.
Bluffton junior Justin Haggard and Ada freshman Cade Mullins are also entered in singles play.
The top three singles players in Division II advance to next week’s state tournament.