Albion locks up N-O tennis championship

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 15 May 2024 at 8:11 pm

Albion put a lock on the Niagara-Orleans League tennis championship with a 4-1 home court victory over defending champion Akron this afternoon.

Leo Bolton and Mark Ames scored singles victories for the Purple Eagles which also got wins from the doubles teams of Jason Anstey – Oliver Beach and Landon Graybill – Jordan Marshall.

Albion, stays perfect at 11-0 while Akron slips to 9-2.

The N-O title is the first for the Purple Eagles since 2015.

“I’m just really happy for the kids,” said Albion Coach Jay Kovaleski whose Purple Eagles will look to complete a 12-0 N-O season with a win at Roy-Hart on Thursday. “They are really pumped  up and looking forward to doing that,” he added.

In the other N-O matches, Barker downed Roy-Hart 4-1 to finish at 6-6 and Wilson blanked Medina 5-0 to wind up at 8-4.

Dan Goodwin and Lucas DerSarkissian scored singles wins for Barker.

The Bulldogs also got wins from the doubles teams of Nick Heideman – Aurora Wass and Ryan Fisk – Oscar Dergel.