Manheim Central locks up Section Two crown

By on April 17, 2013



Kelsea Lamphere and Valentino Gonzalez Jr.

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