The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


May 13, 2013

H.S. boys tennis: Lewisburg duo doesn't miss a beat, advances to district semis


After beating Mifflinburg's Cameron Murphy and Sam Beiler in the first round, 6-0, 6-2; and Galeton's Shadle and Dan Hatch in round two, 6-2, 6-4, the only hiccup McCormack and Nash had on the day was when Dillman and Carr took the opening set of their match behind four service breaks. Service was broken a total of seven times in that first set.

"I think that kind of woke them up a little bit, like, Hey, this is for real and we will have to work for his now," said Barr. "They kept their heads and they kept plugging away to the game plan, and they didn't let too much get to them.

Lewisburg's other doubles team of Massoud and Bryan Speake fell in the second round to Galeton's No. 6-seeded team of brothers Jordan and Tyler Dugan, 6-1, 6-4.

"We would have loved to have two teams in the semis, but the other guys had a tough route," said Barr.

The only other area team to advance past the second round was Mifflinburg's No. 7-seeded duo of Landon Walter and Matt Southerton. However, the Wildcats fell in the quarterfinals to Loyalsock's No. 2-seeded team of Vuocolo and Odorizzi, 6-3, 1-6, 7-5.

Prior to that match, Walter and Southerton won a three-setter over Central Columbia's Joe Todd and Tristan Snyder, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0. In the first round they beat Danville's Shane Rudloff and Bryson Copenhaver, 6-1, 6-0.

"(Walter and Southerton) had a good day. They haven't played doubles together very much at all, so it was neat to have them click," said Mifflinburg coach Dana Godshall. "Loyalsock is a really strong team. They are strong players and I don't think we have anything to be ashamed of.

"I think we can walk away with this (being) a good day."

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