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News Herald Tennis Tournament

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Trenton reached the championship match in four different flights at the 2016 News-Herald “A” Invitational and came away as the team champion.

The Trojans and Gibraltar Carlson both tied with 18 points, but Trenton won more matches overall to earn the tiebreaker. For the day, the Trojans and Marauders came away with six medals each, with three golds won by Carlson and two by Trenton.

For the second consecutive season, the Trojans’ Brent Trela was Top Gun, as this year he beat Dearborn High’s Paul Washington in the No. 1 singles championship match. The bronze medal at No. 1 singles was claimed by Grosse Ile’s Jason Kopp, as he finished as the consolation champ.

This year’s meet started on Saturday morning, but was ultimately suspended due to weather delays and was completed on Monday afternoon.

Third place as a team went to Grosse Ile (13), as it earned the tie breaker over fourth-place Riverview Gabriel Richard (13).

Wyandotte Roosevelt (12) was fifth and Dearborn High (9) was sixth, with the tie breaker over seventh-place Riverview (9). Woodhaven (4) rounded out the eight-team field.

At No. 2 singles, David Ameriguian of Grosse Ile defeated Jacob Hanoian of Richard in the championship match and Kyle Haboian of Trenton won the consolation champ.

The No. 3 singles champ was Carlson’s Kyle Hesson with a victory over Trenton’s Brendan Jorgenson in the finals. The bronze medal went to Jon Sheets of Grosse Ile.

Winning the No. 4 singles title was Carlson’s Austin Reynolds with a win in the championship against Dom Molino of Trenton. Drew Adams of Richard was the consolation champ at No. 4 singles.

In doubles, the No. 1 championship was claimed by Carlson’s Gavin Fitzgerald and Zayden Rinehart with a win over Roosevelt’s Josh Raupp and Cam Winn. Trenton’s Jack Palazzolo and Sheldon Clark were the consolation champs.

At No. 2 doubles, Roosevelt’s Pat Hickey and Jack Blackledge topped Beck Morningstar and Josh Reynolds of Carlson for the title. Taking the bronze was the Richard duo of Michael Moceri and Dylan Reynolds.

The two Riverview schools went head to head for the No. 3 doubles title and it was the Richard duo of Chance DeSana and Brenden Wlodkowski over the Pirates’ Joey Kaczor and Tyler Irving. Carlson’s Seth Deihl and Brendan Gutekunst finished as consolation champs.

Brandon Brushaber and Alex Perrin of Trenton won gold at No. 4 singles over Carlson’s Arun Jayaraman Raghav Rajesh. The consolation champ was the Riverview team of Gary O’Brien and Dominic Fioretti.

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