Albion scores key victory over Akron to grab N-O League tennis lead

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 6 May 2024 at 7:56 pm

Albion moved into the drivers seat in the Niagara-Orleans League tennis championship race as the Purple Eagles blanked defending champion Akron 5-0 at Akron this afternoon in a key late season clash of unbeatens.

Albion, which is seeking its first N-O title since 2015, improves to 9-0 while Akron slips to 9-1.

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

The two teams will meet again at Albion in the season finale on May 15.

In the other N-O matches, Wilson downed Barker 4-1 and Roy-Hart bested Newfane 4-1.

Roy-Hart swept the three doubles matches on wins by the duos of Allie Trombley – Jayden Swygert, Emily Livergood – Kaylie Churchill and Abby Glyshaw – Alaina Kusmierczak.

John Konstanty won at second singles for Roy-Hart while Newfane’s Luke Gunby took the first singles match.

N-O Standings – Albion 9-0, Akron 9-1, Wilson 7-4, Roy-Hart 4-5, Barker 3-6, Medina 2-7, Newfane 0-11.