Galeton duo into D4 AA boys tennis doubles semis

The District 4 Class AA boys tennis doubles championships finally got under way on Monday at Williamsport High School. The final four teams are Galeton, Mifflinburg, Central Columbia and Danville. The semifinals will take place Thursday at 2 at the West Branch Tennis Club with the finals to follow. The singles finals will also start at 2.

Galeton, the top seed, teams up Eli Trimbur and Dave Rigal who had a first-round bye before beating Bloomsburg and Towanda. Galeton will take on Nolan Beck and Tom Lichtel of Mifflinburg, the No. 5 seed, and they defeated South Williamsport, Lewisburg and Montoursville on the way to the semifinals.

Central Columbia’s Avery Pruden and John Duncan defeated Jersey Shore, Towanda and the second Galeton team and the Bluejays take on Danville’s Aidan Kennedy and Dhruv Kotru, who beat Hughesville, Mifflinburg and Lewisburg.

While the doubles semifinals start at 2, the singles final also starts at 2 with an all-Lewisburg final. Tim Sprunt, who is the two-time defending doubles champion and Carter Casimir will face off for the title.

First Round

Dave Zimmerman/Collin Kruczek (Bloomsburg 1) def. Dominic Maneval/Alex Trunzo (Jersey Shore 1) 6-1, 6-4. Brent Artley/Cody Greenaway (Milton 1) def. Chris Titman/Levi Messenger (Muncy 2) 6-2, 6-2. Matt McNeal/Anthony Vogel (Towanda 1) def. Jack Bomboy/Andrew Czap (Loyalsock 2) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Nolan Beck/TomLichtel (Mifflinburg 1) def. Bryce Brewer/McGwire Molino (SW 1) 6-3, 6-4. AJ Swanson/Peter Kinnaman (Lewisburg 2) def. Andrew Tuchman/Spencer Snowden (Danville 2) 6-3, 7-5. Ethan Burns/Braden Foresman (Hughesville 1) def. Tyler Haubert/Conor Ryan (CC 2) 6-1, 6-4. Casey Haas/Liviu Reynolds (Montoursville 1) def. Ryan Stough/Tanner Runyan (Wellsboro 2) 6-4, 6-3. Avery Pruden/John Duncan (CC 1) def. Mike Walker/Niall Lanks (JS 2) 6-0, 6-2. Demetrius Hill/Noah Poll (Towanda 2) def. Cong Zheng/Pat Haley (Bloomsburg 2) 6-2, 6-2. Noah Fitch/Gabe Leach (Wellsboro 1) def. Jacob Mouery/Kyler Balliet (Shikellamy 1) 7-5, 6-2. Evan Griffen/Cooper Sunderlin (Galeton 2) def. Kyle Wagner/Eric Counsil (Milton 2) 6-2, 6-3. Carter Casimir/Drew King (Lewisburg 1) def. Jeremy Lloyd/Justin Kramer (Muncy 1) 6-2, 6-3. Eric Anderson/Mitchell Young (Montoursville 2) def. Austin Martin/Sahil Bhagat (Loyalsock 1) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. Brahm Buoy/Ian Reish (Mifflinburg 2) def. Jared Jacobs/Franklin Summerson (SW 2) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. Aidan Kennedy/Dhruv Kotru (Danville 1) def. Noah Green/Parker Voitek (Hughesville 2) 6-1, 6-0.

Second Round

Eli Trimbur/Dave Rigal (Galeton 1) def. Zimmerman/Kruzek (Bloomsburg 1) 6-0, 6-0. McNeal/Vogel (Towanda 1) def. Artley/Greenaway (Milton 1) 6-4, 7-6. Beck/Lichtel (Mifflinburg 1) def. Swanson/Kinnaman (Lewisburg 2) 6-3, 7-5. Haas/Reynolds (Montoursville 1) def. Burns/Foresman (Hughesville 1) 6-2, 6-4. Pruden/Duncan (CC 1) def. Hill/Poll (Towanda 2) 6-2, 6-1. Griffen/Sunderlin (Galeton 2) def. Fitch/Leach (Wellsboro 1) 6-2, 6-0. Casimir/King (Lewisburg 1) def. Anderson/Young (Montoursville 2) 6-2, 7-6. Kennedy/Kotru (Danville 1) def. Buoy/Reish (Mifflinburg 2) 6-1, 6-1.

Third Round

Trimbur/Rigal (Galeton 1) def. McNeal/Vogel (Towanda 1) 6-2, 6-0. Beck/Lichtel (Mifflinburg 1) def. Haas/Reynolds (Montoursville 1) 6-4, 6-0. Pruden/Duncan (CC 1) def. Griffen/Sunderlin (Galeton 2) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4. Kennedy/Kotru (Danville 1) def. Casimir/King (lewisburg 1) 6-4, 6-2.

Semifinals

at West Branch Tennis Club, Thursday at 2

Trimbur/Rigal (Galeton 1) vs. Beck/Lichtel (Mifflinburg 1)

Pruden/Duncan (CC 1) vs. Kennedy/Kotru (Danville 1)

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