Wolgemuth, Deimler place top eight at L-L Tourney

By on May 2, 2012

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Warwick sophomore Tony Deimler defeated McCaskey's Dalton Lynch to place seventh in the L-L League's Flight One Triple-A singles tournament.

Manheim Central’s Colin Wolgemuth and Warwick’s Tony Deimler took sixth and seventh, respectively, in Flight One Triple-A singles on Monday to lead local tennis teams at the Lancaster-Lebanon League Tournament.

Both players lost in the quarter-finals, but rebounded in the playbacks to earn top-eight finishes.

Following a first-round three-set win over Cocalico’s Drew Weinhold (6-2, 5-7, 6-3), 6th-seeded Wolgemuth fell to Cedar Crest’s 3rd-seeded Weston Fortna (6-0, 6-1), the eventual silver-medalist. The Central sophomore got past Deimler in his next match, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, in his next match, but then lost to Hempfield’s Derek Hagino (6-3, 6-4) in the fifth-place match.

Deimler, the 7th seed, survived a second-set tiebreaker to knock off Cedar Crest’s Ryan Zinn, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) in his opener, but then came up on the short end of a 6-4, 7-5 score vs. 2nd-seeded Andrew Clark, of Hempfield.

After losing to Wolgemuth, the Warwick sophomore finished up by outlasting McCaskey’s Dalton Lynch 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 in the seventh-place match.

Josh Kaiser also competed in Flight One Triple-A singles and was eliminated with a first-round loss to Hagino (6-3, 7-5).

In Flight One Triple-A doubles, Wolgemuth and Kaiser advanced to the quarter-finals, where they were ousted with a three-set 5-7, 6-0, 10-6 loss to Township’s David Musser and Andy Moshos.

Jack Rathmell advanced to the Flight Two semi-finals with wins over McCaskey’s Jake Moore (6-2, 6-3) and Cedar Crest’s Alex Koltun (3-6, 7-5, 10-7). But Moshos ended his run with a 6-2, 6-2 before going on to win the championship.

Warwick’s Luke Newberry won his first-round match in Flight Two, defeating Lebanon’s Brandon Whitman 6-4, 6-0, but then lost to Donegal’s Nick Hershey, the eventual runner-up, in the quarters, 6-4, 6-2.

Turning to Flight Three, Central’s Gray Good took Lancaster Catholic’s Matt Howe to three sets, but suffered a 3-6, 6-4, 10-8 loss in a first-round match.

Gray also teamed up with Chris Good in Flight One Triple-A doubles, and they took the first game 6-3 from Cocalico’s Drew and Zach Weinhold in first-round action. But the Eagles’ duo rebounded to win the next two, 6-1, 10-7, to eliminate the Goods.

In Flight Three doubles, 3rd-seeded Sam Erk and Alastair Proud advanced to the semi-finals by knocking off Lampeter-Strasburg’s Kilmer and Sambrick 8-7 (7-4) and Lancaster Catholic’s Slotcavage and Pfister 8-5.

In the final four, they lost to LMH’s Wanner and Sauder by an 8-6 decision. More L-L TOURNEY, page B-4

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