Greenville boys tennis players Noah Haupt, Craig Manges win OHSAA sectional title


Austin Grote, Josh Smith also qualify for district tournament

By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



Greenville’s Craig Manges returns a shot during a sectional tournament boys tennis match on Wednesday in Troy.


Kyle Shaner | The Daily Advocate

Greenville’s Noah Haupt returns a shot during a sectional tournament boys tennis match on Wednesday in Troy.


Kyle Shaner | The Daily Advocate

TROY – Four Greenville boys tennis players qualified for this week’s Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I district tournament.

Seniors Noah Haupt and Craig Manges won the Division I sectional doubles tournament at Troy while seniors Austin Grote and Josh Smith finished fourth in the sectional tournament to join their classmates as district-tournament qualifiers.

Haupt and Manges began sectional tournament play on Wednesday with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Springfield sophomores Paavan Patel and Marshall Grooms. They then beat Vandalia-Butler juniors Ross Fike and Leland Skapik 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the semifinals and qualify for districts.

In Saturday’s semifinals Haupt and Manges beat Troy freshman Nathan Kleptz and junior Andrew Magoteaux 6-3, 7-6 (6). In the championship match the Greenville duo beat Troy seniors Jack Johnston and Nick Prus 6-7 (5), 6-0, 6-2 for the sectional title.

Grote and Smith beat Springfield senior Kyle Carey and sophomore Shivam Patel 6-2, 7-6 (2) in their opening match. They then beat Tecumseh sophomore Christian Hunt and junior Johan Goksor 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the semifinals and qualify for districts.

In the semifinals Grote and Smith lost 6-3, 6-7 (5) 6-2 to Troy’s Johnston and Prus. In the third-place match they lost 6-3, 6-2 to Troy’s Kleptz and Magoteaux to finish fourth.

Three Greenville tennis players concluded their seasons in the sectional singles tournament.

Junior Aaron Lobenstein lost 7-5, 1-6, 6-2 to Piqua senior Brad McPherson.

Freshman Branson Leigeber lost 6-1, 6-2 to Sidney junior Logan Searcy.

Freshman Josh Galloway lost 6-2, 6-1 to Tecumseh sophomore Drew Sarihan in the opening round.

The duos of Haupt and Manges plus Grote and Smith will compete in the Division I district tournament on Thursday at the ATP Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.

For complete results from the sectional tournament and more information about the district tournament, visit swdab.org.

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Greenville’s Craig Manges returns a shot during a sectional tournament boys tennis match on Wednesday in Troy.
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Greenville’s Noah Haupt returns a shot during a sectional tournament boys tennis match on Wednesday in Troy.
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Austin Grote, Josh Smith also qualify for district tournament

By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com

Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.

Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.

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