Mountain Lions, Bisons open season with wins

The Altoona boys tennis team opened its season on Monday with a 5-0 win over Mifflin County in high school action at the Leopold Courts.

The Mountain Lions got singles wins from Kyle Good, Jonah Brandt and Jarod Marasco to go with doubles victories from Tyler Rispoli and John Keating, along with Casey Rispoli and Jarrett Schmidhammer.

SINGLES: 1, Good, A, def. Bango, 6-1, 6-0; 2, Brandt, A, def. Hurlburt, 6-3, 6-2; 3, Marasco, A, def. Harshbarger, 4-6, 6-4, 10-6.

DOUBLES: 1, T. Rispoli-Keating, A, def. Cook-Hugendubler, 6-2, 6-2; 2, C. Rispoli-Schmidhammer, A, def. McClay-Ughetto, 6-2, 6-2.

Records: Altoona (1-0), Mifflin County (0-1)

Bisons triumph

BEDFORD — Bedford opened its season Monday with a 3-2 win over Richland.

The Bisons took two of the three singles, thanks to Caleb Beidle and Willie Bonn. The doubles team of Luke Dague and Zach Kachman were also victorious.

SINGLES: 1, Kazmierczyk, R, def. Hampton, 6-2, 6-3; Beidle, B, def. Murtha, 6-4, 6-2; 3, Bonn, B, def. White, 6-1, 6-0.

DOUBLES: 1, L.Dague-Kachman, B, def. Kocsis-Rozich, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3; Bodenshatz-Thomas-R, def. L.Dague-Windows, 6-2, 6-1.

Records: Bedford (1-0), Richland (0-1)

Tussey tumbles

SAXTON — Tussey Mountain opened its season with a 5-0 loss to James Buchanan.

SINGLES: 1, Shenton, JB, def. Weinke, 6-0,6-3; 2, Wise, JB, def. Reed, 6-0, 6-0; 3, Summers, JB, def. Lemin, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.

DOUBLES: 1, Dzieciol-Shank, JB, def. Gresko-Pouillet, 6-1, 6-2; 2, Erkes-Stevens, JB, def. Schwips-Mitchell, 6-2, 6-0.

Records: Tussey Mountain (0-1), James Buchanan (1-0)

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