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Strong showing for South Western at YAIAA AAA tournament

Three South Western tennis players advanced to Saturday's quarterfinal round of the YAIAA Class AAA singles boys' tennis tournament at South Western.

Ben Sentz, Joe Harrison and Gavin Kenny each posted two-set victories to cruise pass their opening-round opponents.

Sentz beat Dallastown's Hunter Jones, 6-2, 6-1, to set up a second-round match against teammate Ben Harrison. Sentz won, 6-2, 6-1.

Joe Harrison met Dallastown's David Trimmer in the opener and rolled to a 6-1, 6-2 victory. He faced Central York's Jeremy Garling in the second round and came away with a 6-1, 6-4 win. Kenny, the No. 3 seed, defeated two Panthers to advance, handing Central York's Connor Bacha a 6-2, 6-2 loss before beating Kyle Varone, 6-3, 6-1.

York Suburban sends three to YAIAA tennis tournament's quarterfinals round.

The tournament's top seed and defending champion, John Schmitt of Dallastown, also made it to the quarterfinals.

Schmitt downed Central's Justin Pokopec in two sets without dropping a single game. He followed that with another two-set win against Spring Grove's Blake Harlacher, losing only one game, 6-0, 6-1.

Second seed Sam Innerst also advanced to the quarterfinals, as did No. 4 Chris Maderitz of Central York. Spring Grove's Grant Wierman and New Oxford's Joey Stiles also moved on.

The quarterfinal round will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at South Western, followed by the semifinal round. The championship and consolation matches will be contested at 4 p.m. Monday at South Western.

YAIAA Tournament


Class AAA

Results from the YAIAA tennis tournament's first and second rounds, as well as matchups for today's quarterfinals at South Western.

First round

John Schmitt, Dt, def. Justin Pokopec, CY, 6-0, 6-0

Blake Harlacher, SG, def. Justin Klunk, NO, 6-3, 6-2

Joey Stiles, NO, def. Logan Fries, Ne, 6-0, 6-1

Josiah Forry, NO, def. Alex Ohme, RL, 6-0, 6-2

Chris Maderitz, CY, def. Dylan Reichart, RL, 6-3, 6-0

Alex Shue, RL, def. Corey Caskey, CY, 6-4, 5-7, 6-0

Ben Sentz, SW, def. Hunter Jones, Dt, 6-2, 6-1

Ben Harrison, SW, def. Sachin Venkatesh, Dt, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Mike Gruver, NO, def. Cam Nathanson, SW, 6-1, 6-1

Grant Wierman, SG, def. Tyler Lilie, Dt, 6-3, 6-1

Kyle Varone, CY, def. Collin Wunsch, Ne, 6-0, 6-0

Gavin Kenny, SW, def. Connor Bacha, CY, 6-2, 6-2

Joe Harrison, SW, def. David Trimmer, Dt, 6-1, 6-2

Jeremy Garling, CY, def. Shane O'Reilly, SW, 7-5, 6-2

Dakota Melton, NO, def. Chase McKnight, RL, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

Sam Innerst, RL, def. Andrew Bowman, SG, 6-2, 6-1

Second round

Schmitt, Dt, def. Harlacher, SG, 6-0, 6-1

Stiles, NO, def. Forry, NO, 6-1, 6-3

Maderitz, CY, def. Shue, RL, 6-3, 6-2

Sentz, SW, def. B. Harrison, SW, 6-2, 6-1

Wierman, SG, def. Gruver, NO, 6-3, 6-3

Kenny, SW, def. Varone, CY, 6-3, 6-1

J. Harrison, SW, def. Garling, CY, 6-1, 6-4

Innerst, RL, def. Melton, NO, 6-0, 6-0

Quarterfinal pairings

Schmitt, Dt, vs. Stiles, NO

Maderitz, CY, vs. Sentz, SW

Wierman, SG, vs. Kenny, SW

J. Harrison, SW, vs. Innerst, RL