Weinhold, Repoley fall in semifinals

By on May 4, 2011

Cocalico s Drew Weinhold and Joel Repoley both advanced to the semifinals in their respective flights at the L-L League Boys Tennis tournament held this past week at Conestoga Valley. Unfortunately, both players came up short in the semis held on Saturday. In Flight Two, Weinhold had his tournament come to an end as Lancaster Catholic s Ryan Duschl captured a 6-1, 6-3 victory over the Eagle junior. And in Flight Four, Cedar Crest s Alex Koltun prevailed over Repoley in a tight 7-5, 6-4 victory. Weinhold, who received a first-round bye, knocked off McCaskey s John Rathmell 5-7, 7-5, 10-8 earlier in the quarterfinals. Repoley advanced to the semis with a first round win over CV s Will Zechman (6-3, 6-3) and a quarterfinal victory over Pequea Valley s Mitchell Weaver (6-4, 6-2). Two other local players who earned first-round victories in singles play were Ephrata s Kyle Smith in Flight Three, and Cocalico s Evan Hinkley in Flight Five. Smith defeated Mark Grasberger of Lancaster Catholic, 6-3, 6-3 in round one before dropping his quarterfinals match with Hempfield s T.J. Reno by a 6-3, 6-2 decision. Hinkley outlasted Annville-Cleona s Thabani Ndlovu, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) in Round One but fell to Hempfield s Tom Athey, 6-0, 6-1 in the quarterfinals. Suffering first round losses in Flight One were Kevin Sollenberger of Ephrata and Zach Weinhold of Cocalico. Sollenberger dropped a 6-1, 6-4 decision to Manheim Central s Colin Wolgemuth, while Weinhold went down against Hempfield s Andrew Clark, 6-2, 6-4. In Flight Three, Kyle Sukanick fell 6-0, 6-0 to Reno in the first round while in Flight Four, Ephrata s Ryan Fritz dropped his opening match to Donegal s David Yunginger, 1-6, 7-5, 10-6. In doubles’ play, Ephrata s two entries both earned first round wins as Sollenberger and Smith teamed for a 6-3, 6-2 decision over McCaskey s Dalton Lynch and Rathmel in Flight One. In Flight Two, Gabo Murcia and Fritz captured a 6-2, 6-4 victory over the E-town tandem of Michael Kennedy and Coner Maghan. Both teams, however, fell in the quarterfinals. Sollenberger and Smith dropped a 6-2, 6-3 decision to Hempfield s Clark and Charlie Raffensberger, while Murcia and Fritz fell 6-1, 6-0 to Hempfield s Mike Brookhart and Reno. Sukanick and Repoley were also first round winners, claiming a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Will Turner and Jake Greenfield from Lampeter-Strasburg in Flight Two. They were eliminated though in the quarter finals by Manheim Township s Andy Moshos and Josh Trach by a 6-3, 6-0 decision. Cocalico s other doubles tandem of Weinhold and Weinhold went out in the first round of Flight One play, losing to Jerred Hall and Gray Good from Manheim Central by a 7-5, 5-7, 10-5 decision. More TENNIS, page B-2

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