The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

April 18, 2013

H.S. roundup: Selinsgrove edges Williamsport in tennis

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SELINSGROVE -- By taking two of the three singles matches, Selinsgrove edged Williamsport, 3-2, in a Heartland-I matchup Wednesday.

Rob Smith easily defeated Williamsport's Nick Meale, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 1 singles; plus Brady Fries picked up a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 2 for Selinsgrove, which improved to 9-1 on the season after the Seals' second win over the Millionaires this year.

Also winning for Selinsgrove was the No. 1 doubles team of Safwan Khan and Tyler Beaver. They took a 6-1, 6-4 victory.

Selinsgrove looks to continue its vastly improved season as the Seals travel to Hughesville on Friday.

n Danville 4,

Shikellamy 1

SUNBURY -- The Braves won one match, but they also had a chance at two others as the Ironmen pulled out the HAC-I win to get back to .500 on the season.

Bobby Dalius won at No. 3 singles for Shikellamy (1-8). He beat Joe Baker, 6-1, 6-0.

Danville (4-4) won three-set matches at No. 1 singles, with Steven Zhang beating Noah Stahl, 6-0, 2-6, 6-1; and also at No. 2 doubles as Shane Rudloff and Bryson Copenhaver defeated Tyler Hepler and Justin Eroh, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

"We had a chance at every match," said Shikellamy coach Mindy Hoffman.

n Lewisburg 5,

South Williamsport 0

LEWISBURG -- Singles players Ben Koch, Kerry Shutt and Russell Nash only gave up five games between them as the Green Dragons rolled to the HAC-II win.

Lewisburg, which will travel to play State College in a nonleague game on Friday at 3:30, improves to 11-1, 9-1 in league play.

n Bloomsburg 5,

Mifflinburg 0

MIFFLINBURG -- The Panthers won every match in straight sets to take a dominating HAC-I win over the Wildcats. Mifflinburg falls to 3-8, while Bloomsburg improves to 9-2.

n Milton 5, Jersey Shore 0

MILTON -- Powered by identical 6-0, 6-1 scores that were produced by their doubles teams, the Black Panthers rolled over the Bulldogs for the HAC-I victory. The win improves Milton's playoff chances as the Black Panthers move to 7-4, 7-2 in the conference.


n Williamsport 4,

Danville 2

WILLIAMSPORT -- A two-run fifth inning helped the Millionaires bounce back from a one-run deficit as they took a one-run lead and the HAC-I victory. Bret Berg led Danville (4-4 overall) with a 3-for-3 day.