The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

High School Sports

April 13, 2013

Catholic dominates in tennis invitational

Springfield Catholic almost swept first-place honors Friday in the annual Thomas Jefferson Invitational boys tennis tournament.

The Fighting Irish, winning both singles divisions and one doubles title, accumulated 23 points. Carthage took second with 17 points, followed by Thomas Jefferson 12 1/2, Webb City 8, Carl Junction 7 1/2, Monett 7, Neosho 1 and Nevada 1/2.

Catholic’s Clint Jung and Noah Chanliongco captured the two singles divisions. Jung beat Richard Perry of Carthage 7-5, 6-1 in the final at No. 1 singles, and Chanliiongco downed Preston Carpenter of Thomas Jefferson 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 singles.

In the No. 1 doubles final, Catholic’s John Bentley-Ryan Randall downed Ben Coltharp-Andy Gloshen of Carl Junction 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.

Carthage’s Sawyer Bacon-Elijah Dickerson prevailed at No. 2 doubles, beating Shane Solomon-George Fulton of Monett 6-2, 6-3.

Third-place honors went to O.B. Chambers of Webb City at No. 1 singles, Brandon Splitter of Carthage at No. 2 singles, Joe Scott-John Burnett of Thomas Jefferson at No. 1 doubles and Will Hennessey-Nick Wiegers of Catholic at No. 2 doubles.

Winning consolation bracket honors were Monett’s Jairo Rueda at No. 1 singles and Webb City’s Aren Wells at No. 2 singles, Matthew Reynolds-Tucker Palone at No. 1 doubles and Logan Sperry-Quentin Kolb at No. 2 doubles.

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