Defending champs shine at County meet
LAKEWOOD – The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Tennis Championships were played out on Friday afternoon at the Lakewood YMCA and both singles and doubles saw repeat performances from their defending champions.
After claiming last year’s CCAA singles title, Matt Johnson of Southwestern became the champion for a second time after dropping his teammate, Quinn White, 6-3, 6-1, in the semifinals and then cruising past Falconer’s Cooper Miller, 6-1, 6-3, in the championship match.
Also repeating was the doubles tandem from Panama of Bryce and Jack Payne.
After topping the Fredonia Hillbillies team of Nick Johnston and Jake Thompson, 6-1, 6-2, in the semis, Payne and Payne repeated their championship win with a 6-2, 6-1 match against Jake Volz and Geoffrey Broadbent of Olean.
After falling to Johnson in the semifinals, White took home the singles consolation match over Olean’s Zhi Wang, 6-4, 6-3.
Taking home third place in doubles was the team of Riley Beaton and Kyle Richardson of Maple Grove. The pair earned the win by default over Johnston and Thompson.
All of the singles and doubles semifinalists will be participating in the Section 6 championships at Lancaster High School Tuesday through Friday.
Following are the results:
Matthew Johnson (SW) d. Quinn White (SW), 6-3, 6-1
Cooper Miller (FAL) d. Zhi Wang (OLE), 6-3, 6-1
Johnson (SW) d. Miller (FAL), 6-1, 6-3
White (SW) d. Wang (OLE), 6-4, 6-3
Bryce Payne-Jack Payne (PAN) d. Nick Johnston-Jake Thompson (FRED), 6-1, 6-2
Jake Volz-Geoffrey Broadbent (OLE) d. Riley Beaton-Kyle Richardson (MG), 7-5, 6-2
Payne and Payne (PAN) d. Volz and Broadbent (OLE), 6-2, 6-1
Riley Beaton and Kyle Richardson (MG) d. Nick Johnston and Jake Thompson (FRED) by default