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Triton Central defeats Waldron, Morristown to claim Shelby County Tennis Tournament title

Triton Central fought off Waldron then rolled past Morristown to claim the Shelby County Tennis Tournament title Saturday in Morristown.

Waldron earned a pair of singles victories against Triton Central but could not find an elusive third victory.

At No. 1 singles, Triton Central’s Tucker Hutchinson defeated Waldron’s Lucas Shaw, 6-3, 6-3.

Waldron got singles victories from Jack Fischer at No. 2 singles and Jacob Lindsey at No. 3 singles. Fischer bested Avram Rund, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 while Lindsey topped Cole Thomas, 6-3, 6-4.

At No. 1 doubles, Griffin Sego and Ben Toth defeated Waldron’s Matthew Thomas and Caiden Young, 6-2, 6-2.

Oliver Gearlds and Joey Brosnan produced a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 2 doubles for Triton Central over Josh Kellems and Connor Hinchman.

In the other semifinal, Morristown eliminated Southwestern, 4-1.

The Spartans’ only win came  at No. 3 singles where James Oliver defeated Jacob Robey, 6-1, 6-1.

At No. 1 singles, Morristown’s Tyler Schonfeld secured a win over Kyle Beck, 6-4, 7-5.

Jameson Palmer earned a 6-0, 6-1 win over Carter Snepp at No. 2 singles.

Morristown’s doubles pairings of Dalton McMichael/Austin Gabbard and Brady Schonfeld/Bryce Bryant won in straight sets.

In the championship match, Rund needed three sets to defeat Palmer at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 4-6, 10-4 to complete the sweep for Triton Central.

Hutchinson defeated Tyler Schonfeld, 6-0, 6-0.

Cole Thomas topped Robey, 6-0, 6-1.

Sego and Toth lost just three games at No. 1 doubles while Gearlds and Brosnan dropped just two games at No. 2 doubles.