TENNIS: Rider doubles team headed to district tourney
LIMA — The St. Marys doubles team of Cole Brooks and Troy Newlove took third and advanced to the district level in the Division II sectional at UNOH on Saturday.
Newlove and Brooks, who advanced into the semifinals with a pair of wins on Thursday, won the third-place match against Celina’s Isaac Elston and Kris LeJeune with a marathon tiebreaker win in the second set, 7-5, 7-5 (15-13).
Newlove and Brooks lost their semifinal round match against Derek Smith and Jason Barton of Shawnee, 2-6, 6-4, 4-6.
The St. Marys doubles team will now compete in the district tournament at Keefe Courts at Bowling Green State University starting on Wednesday, May 19, with the finals held on Saturday, May 19.
Three singles players and three doubles teams from the district will advance to the state tournament in Columbus.