Bedford takes another LHAC title

SOMERSET — Bedford defeated Somerset, 4-1, to clinch its third consecutive Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference championship in high school tennis Wednesday.

Seniors Caleb Beidle, Lance and Luke Dague and Zach Kachman won their 70th contest of their career.

Beidle, Luke Dague and Johnny Imgrund won singles matches, and Joey Windows and Cole Hampton won at No. 2 doubles for the Bisons.

“This is an impressive accomplishment for them,” Bedford coach Butch Beidle said. “I couldn’t be more proud of the entire team.”

SINGLES: 1, Beidle, B, def. Egal, 6-1, 6-2; 2, Imgrund, B, def. Vanlenten, 6-2, 6-2; 3, Lu. Dague, B, def. Collins, 6-2, 6-0.

DOUBLES: 1, Pucci-Myers, S, def. Kachman-La. Dague, 7-5, 3-6, 10-8; 2, Windows-Hampton, B, def. Peters-Ross, 6-0, 6-0.

Records: Bedford (16-1); Somerset (8-2).

Altoona drops first

LEBANON — Nick Schimminger won his match at No. 3 singles, 6-2, 6-1, but Altoona suffered its first loss of the season in the process, falling 4-1 to Cedar Crest.

Altoona’s record is now 9-1.

SINGLES: 1, J. Muralka, CC, def. Brandt, 6-0, 6-1; 2, Tull, CC, def. Rispoli, 6-0, 6-0; 3, N. Schimminger, A, def. G. Muralka, 6-2, 6-1.

DOUBLES: 1, Brightbill-Scheavolln, CC, def. M. Schimminger-Warren, 6-2, 7-6; 2, Hilty-Emirch, CC, def. Murray-Berardinelli, 6-2, 6-4.

Records: Altoona (9-1).

BG remains winless

JOHNSTOWN — Ryne Talko and Owen Yang won in singles action, but a forfeit at No. 3 singles and two wins in doubles helped Richland upend Bishop Guilfoyle, 3-2.

The Maruaders fell to 0-9 while Richland improved to 6-4.

SINGLES: 1, Talko, BG, def. Flangovan, 6-3, 6-2; 2, Yang, BG, def. Patrick, 0-6, 7-5, 6-1; 3, Bodon Schatz, R, winner by forfeit.

DOUBLES: 1, Martini-Rozich, R, def. Fiore-Wang, 6-0, 6-1; 2, Lietenberger-Zvara, R, def. Steinbugl-Consigliom, 6-4, 6-4.

Records: Bishop Guilfoyle (0-9); Richland (6-4).

Titans fall to Juniata

SAXTON — Juniata defeated Tussey Mountain, 5-0, for the second time this season. The Titans slipped to 2-6.

SINGLES: 1, Zach Hemond (J) def. Travis Lemin (TM) 6-1; 6-0; 2, Max Lauver (J) def. Kieran Gresko (TM) 6-0; 6-0; 3, Colin Mainulli (J) def. Hunter Cassatt (TM) 6-1; 6-3.

DOUBLES: 1, George Hazard-Lawson Fitzgerald (J) def. Liam O’Hagan-Ethan Schneider (TM) 6-2; 6-4; 2, Jack Strawser & Gavin Kint (J) def. Alex Gonzalez-Amelia Dibert (TM), 6-0; 6-4.

Records: Tussey Mountain (2-6).

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