Southwestern’s Grant Emerick and Waldron’s Josh Kellems and the doubles pairing of Bryant Becker and Matthew Thomas captured Mid-Hoosier Conference tennis titles Saturday.
Playing at No. 2 singles, Emerick (photo) defeated Edinburgh’s Travis Jones, 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinal round and Hauser’s Caleb Wallace in the championship match, 6-2, 2-6, 10-6.
Morristown’s Grant Kessler was defeated by Wallace in the opening match, 6-3, 6-2. Wallace then eliminated Waldron’s Jack Fischer, 6-4, 2-6, 10-3.
In the No. 3 singles bracket, Josh Kellems (photo above) produced a 6-4, 6-4 win over Southwestern’s Hunter Pappano in the semis and then won a third-set tiebreaker over Edinburgh’s Austin Brockman, 2-6, 6-4, 10-6 to claim the title.
Hauser’s Carson Rose eliminated Morristown’s Austin Gabbard, 6-3, 6-1 in the opening match at No. 3 singles.
Becker and Thomas (photo above) scored a 6-2, 6-0 win over Morristown’s Carson Essex and Jerry Riley in the semifinals of the No. 2 doubles bracket to reach the championship match.
In the other half of the bracket, Southwestern’s Justin Swift and Ty Burcham defeated Hauser’s No. 2 doubles pairing, 4-6, 6-2, 10-6 to reach the title tilt.
Becker and Thomas were crowned champions with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Swift and Burcham.
At No. 1 singles, Southwestern’s Tristan Pappano defeated Morristown’s Tyler Schonfeld, 6-2, 1-6, 10-6 before losing to Waldron’s Lucas Shaw, 6-3, 6-4.
Hauser’s Sam Miller was crowned champion after a 6-4, 6-2 win over Shaw.
At No. 2 doubles, Southwestern’s Caleb Pappano and Carter Snepp eliminated Waldron’s Max Jones and Jacob Lindsey in the semifinal round, 6-4, 6-3 before losing to Hauser’s entry in the championship, 6-1, 6-0.
Morristown’s Bryce Bryant and Rylan Jones were knocked out in the first round, 6-4, 6-0.