Lewisburg’s Casimir into D4 semifinals

Lewisburg’s Carter Casimir made it look fairly simple in the District 4 singles tournament, winning his second- and third-round matchups by 6-1, 6-1 scores to make it to the district semifinals on Saturday morning at Williamsport High School.

Casimir defeated Bloomsburg’s Collin Kruczek in the second round, 6-1, 6-1, and then defeated Milton’s Eric Counsil, 6-1, 6-1, to advance to the semifinals. Casimir was the overall top seed in the field and received a bye into the second round.

Joining Casimir in the semifinals are Danville’s Dhruv Kotru, Mifflinburg’s Nolan Beck and Central Columbia’s John Duncan. The semifinals are Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the West Branch Tennis Club with the finals to follow.

Hughesville’s Logan Burns and South Williamsport’s Franklin Summerson were the only other local tennis players to advance into the quarterfinals.

Burns defeated Towanda’s Ryan Risch in the first round, 7-5, 6-0, and then defeated Wellsboro’s Nathan Redell, 6-3, 6-3, before falling to Beck, 7-5, 6-3.

Summerson defeated Selinsgrove’s Conner Shaffer, 3-6, 7-5, 6-0 in the first round and had to go another three sets in the second round to defeat Miltons’ Andy McNeal, who had a first-round bye. Summerson then lost to Duncan, 6-0, 6-1.

Hughesville’s Ethan Burns fell in the second round to Counsil after receiving a bye, 6-2, 7-6. Muncy’s Jeremy Lloyd beat South Williamsport’s Mitchell Young, 7-5, 6-1, in the first round before falling to Kotru, 7-5, 6-1.

Lewisburg’s Drew King lost in the second round to Beck, 6-3, 6-3, after King defeated Danville’s Andrew Tuchman, 6-0, 6-0. Jersey Shore’s Alex Trunzo lost to Duncan, 6-0, 6-0, in the second round. Trunzo defeated Shikellamy’s Mason Brubaker in the first round, 6-2, 6-4. South Williamsport’s Bryce Brewer fell in the first round to Kruczek, 6-1, 7-5.

DISTRICT 4 SINGLES TOURNAMENT

KEY: Lew (Lewisburg); Bloom (Bloomsburg); Hugh (Hughesville); CC (Central Columbia); Miff (Mifflinburg); Mun (Muncy); Dan (Danville); Well (Wellsboro); SW (South Williamsport) JS (Jersey Shore); Mil (Milton); T (Towanda); NPL (N.P.-Liberty); Sel (Selinsgrove); Shik (Shikellamy).

FIRST ROUND

Carter Casimir (Lew) bye; Collin Kruczek (Bloom) def. Bryce Brewer (SW), 6-1, 7-5; Eric Counsil (Mil), def. Demetrius Hill (T), 6-3, 6-1; Ethan Burns (Hugh), bye;

Avery Pruden (CC), bye; Brahm Bouy (Miff) def. Jonathan Nelson (NPL), 6-1, 6-1; Jeremy Lloyd (Mun) def. Mitchell Young (SW), 7-5, 7-1; Dhruv Kotru (Dan), bye

Nolan Beck (Miff), bye; Drew King (Lew) def. Andrew Tuchman (Dan), 6-0, 6-0; Logan Burns (Hugh) def. Ryan Risch (T), 7-5, 6-0; Nathan Redell (Well), bye.

Andy McNeal (Mil), bye; Franklin Summerson (SW) def. Conner Shaffer (Sel), 3-6, 7-6, 6-0; Alex Trunzo (JS) def. Mason Brubaker (Shik), 6-2, 6-4; John Duncan (CC), bye.

SECOND ROUND

Carter Casimir (Lew) def. Collin Kruczek (Bloom), 6-1, 6-1; Eric Counsil (Mil) def. Ethan Burns (Hugh), 6-2, 7-6; Brahm Buoy (Miff) def. Avery Pruden (CC), 6-4, 6-3; Dhruv Kotru (Dan) def. Jeremy Loyd (Mun), 6-1, 6-2; Nolan Beck (Miff) def. Drew King (Lew), 6-3, 6-3; Logan Burns (Hugh) def. Nathan Redell (Well), 6-3, 6-3; Franklin Summerson (SW) def. Andy McNeal (Mil), 6-4, 6-7, 6-2; John Duncan (CC) def. Alex Trunzo (JS), 6-0, 6-0.

QUARTERFINALS

Carter Casimir (Lew) def. Eric Counsil (Mil), 6-1, 6-1; Dhruv Kotru (Dan) def. Brahm Buoy (Miff), 6-2, 6-3; Nolan Beck (Miff) def. Logan Burns (Hugh), 7-5, 6-3; John Duncan (CC) def. Franklin Summerson (SW), 6-0, 6-1.

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