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Prep Tennis: FHS drops tight match to St. Francis

TOLEDO — Toledo St. Francis came out on top in two three-set matches and handed Findlay High’s boys tennis team a 3-2 setback in both schools’ Three Rivers Athletic Conference opener at Ottawa Park on Tuesday.
St. Francis wins at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles were pivotal.
At No. 2 singles, Louie Filipiak outlasted Findlay’s Max MacDonald 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. The Knights earned a near identical win at No. 2 doubles where Lucas Kasper and Javier Gomez held off Logan Sullivan and Hyunchul Lee 6-0, 4-6, 6-4.
St. Francis also took the No. 3 singles match in its season opener, with Alec Huss beating Brent Gorman 6-4, 6-1 in straight sets.
Findlay’s wins came at No. 1 singles, where Reid Teatsorth got past Tyler Gargas 7-5, 6-2, and at No. 1 doubles, where Jake Elbin and Ian Laird swept past Tommy Manahan and Ethan Bevington 6-1, 6-2.
Findlay, 1-2 overall, will host Lima Shawnee today and Toledo Central Catholic on Thursday at the FHS Courts.

JUNIOR VARSITY MATCHES
Swick/Swick (Fin) def. Kravetsky/Grstalder, 8-7; Devaney/Devaney (SF) def. Graves/Hoban, 8-5; Price/Hoffman (Fin) def. Cavese/Joeffey, 8-4; Kurtz/McGee (SF) def. Seitz/Sharma, 7-6; Sharma/Atkins (Fin) def. Kujawa/McCauley, 8-2; Price/Schofield (SF) def. Bowlin/A. Sharma, 8-7.

OTHER AREA RESULTS

Boys Prep Tennis
OTTAWA-GLANDORF 4, ST. MARYS 1
SINGLES
No. 1 — A. Schroeder (O-G) def. Rohr, 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 — Hempfling (O-G) def. Nelson, 6-2, 6-2.
No. 3 — J. Schroeder (O-G) def. Nedderman, 6-2, 6-2.
DOUBLES
No. 1 — T. Kuhlman & C. Kuhlman (O-G) def. Miller & Moeller, 6-4, 6-2.
No. 2 — Maas & Gossaard (St.M) def. VonderEmbse & Williams, 6-2, 6-3.
RECORDS: Ottawa-Glandorf 1-0 overall, 1-0 Wesern Buckeye League.
napoleon 3, bluffton 2
SINGLES
No.1 — Headings (Blu) def. Zurfelde, 6-3, 6-4.
No.2 — Bertiletti (Nap) def. Zeits, 6-0, 6-1.
No.3 — Basinger (Blu) def. Brayn, 6-1, 6-1.
DOUBLES
No.1 — Franz & Ferguson (Nap) def. Steiner & Bunch, 6-0, 6-0.
No.2 — McBride & Bidwell (Nap) def. Strahm & Geiser, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.
RECORDS: Bluffton 1-3; Napoleon 1-1.