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Altoona victory pits Lions against Hollidaysburg

STATE COLLEGE — Altoona’s Nick Schimminger saved two match points in the deciding match, a victory over Daniel Xu at No. 1 singles, in the Mountain Lions’ 3-2 victory over State College in the District 4-6 Class 3A quarterfinals Monday afternoon in high school tennis action.

Kyle Murray also won a singles match for Altoona, and the team of Kadyn Carey and Mason Crownover won at No. 2 doubles.

The Mountain Lions will take on Hollidaysburg today in the semifinals on the road.

SINGLES: 1, Nick Schimminger, A, def Daniel Xu 1-6, 7-6 (9-7), 7-5; 2, Kyle Murray, A, def Josh Davis, 7-5, 1-6, 6-3; 3, David Chang, SC, def Josh Adams, 6-3, 7-5.

DOUBLES: 1, Matt Labosky-Luke Shaha, SC, def. Mason Auker-Ivan Koehle, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5); 2, Kadyn Carey-Mason Crownover, A, def Matias Mostafa-Jerry Zhang, 6-3, 6-4.

Records: Altoona (5-6).

Eagles eliminated from playoffs

TYRONE — Westmont Hilltop defeated Tyrone, 4-1, in the District 6 Class 2A team semifinals in high school boys tennis action.

The Golden Eagles got a victory at No. 2 doubles from Remington Fleck and Andrew Weaver.

SINGLES: 1, Charlie Snee, W, def. Nick Lewis, 7-5, 6-3; 2, Cael Long, W, def. Dean Grassi, 6-4, 6-1; 3, Taha Al-Ubaidi, W, def. Andrew Savino 6-2, 6-3.

DOUBLES: 1, David Assad-Nathaniel O’Stafy, W, def. Kelton Raabe-Will Grot, 6-4, 7-6(8-6); 2, Remington Fleck-Andrew Weaver, T, def. Reilly Malcolm-Elijah Ellsworth, 6-3, 6-3.

Records: Tyrone (8-5).

Tigers improve to 17-0

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg’s boys tennis team improved to 17-0 with a 5-0 victory over Juniata.

Nathan Barton, Brian Johnson and Jadd Younes swept the singles competition while Aragorn Clarke and Trent Gallagher teamed to win at No. 1 doubles, and Haddy Obeid and Paul Rose won at No. 2 doubles.

Hollidaysburg will host Altoona today in the District 4-6 3A team tennis semifinals.

SINGLES: 1. Nathan Barton, H, def Max Lauver, 6-1, 6-1; 2. Brian Johnson, H, def Adam French, 6-1, 6-3; 3. Jadd Younes, H, def Gavin Kint, 6-2, 4-6, (10-5).

DOUBLES: 1. Aragorn Clarke-Trent Gallagher, H, def Jack Strawser-Emmitt Hobbs, 6-2, 7-5; 2. Haddy Obeid-Paul Rose, H, def Zach Marshall-Xane Whitesell, 7-5, 3-6, (10-6).

Records: Hollidaysburg (17-0); Juniata (14-2)

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