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Manheim Central locks up Section Two crown
The Manheim Central boys tennis team wrapped up the Section Two championship on Monday, shutting out Cocalico 7-0 in its league finale in Denver.
With the victory, the Barons improved their record to a perfect 10-0 as they make preparations to head into the post-season. They completed their non-league portion of the schedule yesterday (Wednesday) by traveling to Ephrata to face the Mounts.
Last Thursday against Garden Spot in a Section Two match, Chris Good, Austin King, Alastair Proud and Jeff Krueger all earned singles wins and the Manheim Central boys shut out Garden Spot 7-0 in Manheim.
Good earned a 6-4, 6-0 decision at number one singles, King was victorious 6-1, 6-4 at two, Proud picked up a 6-3, 6-1 win at three, and Krueger prevailed 6-1, 6-4 at four.
In doubles play, Good paired up with Proud to post an 8-0 blanking in the number one match. The King/Jackson Crouse had no problems winning 8-3, while Krueger teamed up with Micah Timmins to win 8-2.
The Barons were also in action last Tuesday, April 9, sweeping Lancaster Mennonite in a 7-0 Section Two victory in Lancaster.
Josh Kaiser (6-2, 7-5), Jack Rathmell (6-0, 6-2) and Colin Wolgemuth (6-1, 6-3) all recorded straight-set wins, while Good’s third-set tiebreaker decision finished off a 5-7, 7-6 (7-4) win to complete the Barons’ singles sweep.
Kaiser and Wolgemuth had a tight match at first doubles, but persevered for an 8-6 win, while Good and Proud came out on the winning side of an 8-4 win at two. LMH threatened to spoil the shutout at number three, but Timmins and Crouse would not be denied, winning 8-7 (9-7) to finish the sweep. More CHAMPS, page B-8