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York Suburban advances to team tennis semifinals

HERSHEY >> York Suburban took three of four courts Friday afternoon against East Pennsboro to advance to the District 3 Class AA boys' team tennis semifinals at Hershey Racquet Club.

The Trojans captured wins at No. 1 singles and both doubles courts to vanquish the Panthers by a 3-1 score. Suburban will face Wyomissing in the AA semifinals on Wednesday, back at HRC. The Spartans beat Lancaster Mennonite 4-0 to advance.

"We haven't been here as often as some of the other teams, so this is a really great experience for the guys," Suburban coach Mark O'Reilly said. "We don't play East Pennsboro, so we really had no idea how good they were. You never know what's going to happen."

Elliot Diehl's 6-3, 6-4 win over East Penn's Logan Gouse was the template setter.

"Elliot's win at one singles was big for us," O'Reilly said. "Logan's just a tremendous player."

The Trojans followed with a doubles sweep to close it out. Daniel Lee and Ty Abendschoen beat Shaun Manatt and Tyler Hamilton 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles, while Cooper Lando and Jacob Arberman rallied from a set down to beat East Penn's Dylan Doan and Zhong Li 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.

"We try to emphasize doubles in our practices," O'Reilly said. "You know, doubles is becoming kind of a lost art, because everyone's a baseliner now. That was huge for us."

PIAA District 3 Team Tournament

All matches at Hershey Racquet Club, unless indicated otherwise.

Class AA


(4) York Suburban 3, (5) East Pennsboro 1

at Hershey Racquet Club

Singles — Elliot Diehl, YS, def. Logan Gouse, 6-3, 6-4. Gabe Petrovich, EP, def. Michael Peck, 6-2, 6-1. Greg Waznik, EP, vs. Ben Strine, 2-6, 6-4, 2-0 (DNF).

Doubles — Daniel Lee-Tyr Abendschoen, YS, def. Shaun Manatt-Tyler Hamilton, 6-2, 6-4. Cooper Lando-Jacob Arbetman, YS, def. Dylan Doan-Zhong Li, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Semifinals Wednesday

(1) Wyomissing vs. (4) York Suburban, TBA

(3) Lancaster Country Day vs. ELCO, at ELCO, 4:30 p.m.