Milton, Hughesville have doubles teams advance to D4 semis

Milton’s team of Zack Burkhart and Kyle Wagner and Hughesville’s Logan Burns and Spencer Thomas both advanced to the District 4 doubles tournament semifinals Saturday at Williamsport.

The semifinals will be played at the Central PA Tennis Center on Monday at 2 p.m. with the finals to follow. Burkhart and Wagner will face Burns and Thomas in the one semifinal and Danville’s Dhruv Kotru and Blake Nizinski will play Central Columbia’s Conor Ryan and Holden Hazzard.

Burkhart and Wagner defeated Loyalsock’s Connor Rude and Quinn Deitrick, 6-3, 6-3 in the quarterfinals and earned a 6-3, 7-6 win against South Williamsport’s Franklin Summerson and Spencer Karasek in the second round.

Burns and Thomas defeated Selinsgrove’s Dylan De Fazio and Nick Thompson, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, to get to the semifinals and earned a 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 win against Lewisburg’s David Han and Cole Casimir in the second round.

On the top half of the bracket, Jersey Shore’s duo of Alex Trunzo and Michael Walker lost to Kotru and Nizinski in the quarterfinals, 6-3, 6-1. Wellsboro’s Nate Redell and Will Poirier lost to Ryan and Hazzard in the quarterfinals, 6-2, 6-1.

DISTRICT 4 DOUBLES TOURNAMENT

FIRST ROUND

Danville’s Dhruv Kotru/Blake Nizinski def. Muncy (names n/a), 6-0, 6-0; Milton’s Tony Ayala/Josh Kern def. Montoursville’s Andrew Stapp/Levi Miller, 6-1, 4-6, 7-6; Jersey Shore’s Alex Trunzo/Michael Walker def. Bloomsburg’s Theo Hintz/Thomas Yackiel, 6-2, 6-1; Lewisburg’s Cole Temple/Sawyer Fisher def. South Williamsport’s Sam Livorno/Ryan Weinhoffer, 6-2, 6-0; Central Columbia’s Conor Ryan/Holden Hazzard def. Loyalsock’s Ben Wescott/Ty Whitmoyer, 6-4, 6-0; Selinsgrove’s Eli Markle/Ethan Harris def. Mifflinburg’s Brandon Linn/Aaron Hackenburg, 6-1, 6-2; Shikellamy’s Darell Lyles/Ulysses Mercado def. Hughesville’s Austin Sheatler/Ethan Snyder, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6; Wellsboro’s Nate Redell/Will Poirier def. Towanda’s Noah Poll/Django Yrigollen, 6-2, 6-1.

South Williamsport’s Franklin Summerson/Spencer Karasek def. Danville’s Het Patel/Eli Henning, 6-0, 6-0; Milton’s Zack Burkhart/Kyle Wagner def. Towanda’s Tim Morrison/Jaden Wise, 6-0, 6-0; Montoursville’s Ben Watts/Eli Ward def. Central Columbia’s Will Bodenman/Matthew Haubert, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3; Loyalsock’s Connor Rude/Quinn Deitrick def. N.P.-Liberty’s River Hicks-Lee/Josh Dobles, 6-2, 6-0; Selinsgrove’s Dylan De Fazio/Nick Thompson def. Muncy’s Trey McCollum/James Yordy, 6-2, 6-3; Wellsboro’s Luke Leach/Ethan Ryan def. Bloomsburg’s Gavin McBride/Tyler Kinney, 6-1, 6-1; Lewisburg’s David Han/Cole Casimir def. Shikellamy’s Cameron Crowley/Miles Mogush, 6-2, 6-3; Hughesville’s Logan Burns/Spencer Thomas def. Mifflinburg’s McClenason Wagner/Declan MacPHerson, 6-2, 6-1.

SECOND ROUND

Danville’s Dhruv Kotru/Blake Nizinski def. Milton’s Tony Ayala/Josh Kern, 6-1, 6-2; Jersey Shore’s Alex Trunzo/Michael Walker def. Lewisburg’s Cole Temple/Sawyer Fisher, 6-2, 6-1; Central Columbia’s Conor Ryan/Holden Hazzard def. Selinsgrove’s Eli Markle/Ethan Harris, 6-1, 6-1; Wellsboro’s Nate Redell/Will Poirier def. Shikellamy’s Darell Lyles/Ulysses Mercado, 6-2, 6-1; Milton’s Zack Burkhart/Kyle Wagner def. South Williamsport’s Franklin Summerson/Spencer Karasek; Loyalsock’s Connor Rude/Quinn Deitrick def. Montoursville’s Ben Watts/Eli Ward, 6-2, 6-1; Selinsgrove’s Dylan De Fazio/Nick Thompson def. Wellsboro’s Luke Leach/Ethan Ryan, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4; Hughesville’s Logan Burns/Spencer Thomas def. Lewisburg’s David Han/Cole Casimir, 2-6, 6-1, 6-1.

QUARTERFINALS

Danville’s Dhruv Kotru/Blake Nizinski def. Jersey Shore’s Alex Trunzo/Michael Walker, 6-1, 6-1; Central Columbia’s Conor Ryan/Holden Hazzard def. Wellsboro’s Nate Redell/Will Poirier, 4-6, 6-0, 6-2; Milton’s Zack Burkhart/Kyle Wagner def. Loyalsock’s Connor Rude/Quinn Deitrick, 6-3, 6-3; Hughesville’s Logan Burns/Spencer Thomas def. Selinsgrove’s Dylan De Fazio/Nick Thompson, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.

SEMIFINALS

(Monday, at Central PA Tennis Center, 2 p.m.)

Danville’s Dhruv Kotru/Blake Nizinski vs. Central Columbia’s Conor Ryan/Holden Hazzard; Milton’s Zack Burkhart/Kyle Wagner vs. Hughesville’s Logan Burns/Spencer Thomas.

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