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The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team improved to 2-0 on the season with an 8-1 victory over the Elk County Catholic Crusaders Friday afternoon in a match played at the SMAHS courts.
At first singles, Dutchman Nathan Hansen defeated Shane Mancuso 6-0, 6-3.
At second singles, SMAâ€™s Brandon Romain defeated Ben Wortman 6-1, 6-0.
Dutchman Keith Meyer won his match 6-0, 6-0 over Nate Dattoli at third singles.
At fourth singles, Dutchman Dylan Wiesner defeated Scott Reichard 6-0, 6-2.
Thomas Murmann of the Dutch downed Jon Leuschel 6-3, 6-0 at fifth singles.
â€śOur singles players played strong matches today. It was nice to see them finally able to play an outdoor match against a District 9 team,â€ť said St. Marys coach Sue Lepovetsky.
At first doubles, Elkâ€™s Shane Mancuso and Ben Wortman defeated Brandon Orr and Michael Fox 8-3.
At second doubles, Evan Lepovetsky and Michael Brennen of the Dutch won in a close match over Scott Krellner and Darren Simons, 8-6.
SMAâ€™s Dalton Gennocro and Eric Uhl, playing in his first varsity match, won 8-5 over Nate Dattoli and Tyler Herzing.
At fourth doubles, Jarrod Lipsey and Gary Fledderman of the Dutch came back from being down 0-4 to win 8-6 over Scott Reichard and Kyler Breakey.
â€śIt was nice to see the younger players play well in their doubles matches today,â€ť said Lepovetsky. â€śIt was nice that the weather finally cooperated today so we were able to play this match.â€ť
The Dutch, now 2-0 on the season, traveled to Hollidaysburg this morning for a 10 a.m. match against the Tigers. This match will be played at the Summit Athletic Club.
Elk Catholic, now 1-2 on the season, will host DuBois Area on Monday at 3:30 p.m. at Benzinger Park.