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N-O honors All-League netters

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Medina’s first team Niagara-Orleans All-League tennis honorees are Ben Howell, left, and Kristian Snyder.

Champion Medina has placed two players on the first team of the annual Niagara-Orleans All-League tennis squad.

Medina, which went 12-0 to claim a third straight N-O title, is represented on the first team by senior Ben Howell and freshman Kristian Snyder, who went undefeated at first and second singles respectively. Howell is a three-time first team honoree.

Wilson, which finished in the runner-up spot at 9-3, has placed seniors Isaiah Barrett and Nate Johnson and junior Dominic Curcione.

Rounding out the first team are Albion senior Andrew Burroughs along with the Barker junior duo of Sean Benoit and Tristan Payne and Akron’s Jacob Borth.

Barrett, Johnson and Benoit are all repeat selections.

Photos by Mike Wertman – Barker’s first team honorees Sean Benoit and Tristan Payne

Medina has placed three players on the second team including senior Nate Pace, who played third singles most of the season, along junior Brian Bogan and sophomore Tristan Sanders who comprised the Mustangs first doubles team.

Albion is represented on the second team by junior Dyer Benjovsky and sophomore Josh Metzler, Roy-Hart by senior Adam Clause, Barker by junior Brian Hefferon, Akron by Ryan Meek and Newfane by Andy Swift.

N-O All-League Tennis Squad

First Team
Ben Howell, Medina, Sr.
Kristian Snyder, Medina, Fr.
Isaiah Barrett, Wilson, Sr.
Dominic Curcione, Wilson, Jr.
Nate Johnson, Wilson, Sr.
Andrew Burroughs, Albion, Sr.
Sean Benoit, Barker, Jr.
Tristan Payne, Barker, Jr.
Jacob Borth, Akron

Photo by Mike Wertman – Albion’s Andrew Burroughs

Second Team

Nate Pace, Medina, Sr.
Brian Bogan, Medina, Jr.
Tristan Sanders, Medina, So.
Dyer Benjovsky, Albion, Jr.
Josh Metzler, Albion, So.
Adam Clause, Roy-Hart, Sr.
Brian Hefferon, Barker, Jr.
Ryan Meek, Akron
Andy Swift, Newfane

Honorable Mention

Medina – Carson Zygoda
Albion – Ben Kirby, Kyler McQuillan
Akron – Tyler Kelly
Barker – Erik Herian
Newfane – Ethan Harpst, Savannah Jonathan
Wilson – Gabriel Curcione, Alexander Keil