Bishop Mac claims their second D4/10 tennis title
GUELPH – The Bishop Macdonell Celtics captured their first District 4/10 high school tennis team title since 2016 and their second ever as they edged the perennial champion Centennial Spartans in Friday’s championship tournament at the Royal City Tennis Club.
The Spartans have won the tournament 35 times in its 51-year history. Two seasons were lost to COVID and another to school labour issues.
Bishop Mac finished with 54 points while Centennial was second at 49. The Orangeville Bears finished third at 45 and they were followed by the Ross Royals at 45, St. James Lions at 31, Guelph CVI Green Gaels at 30, Centre Wellington Falcons at 24, Erin Raiders at 20, Wellington Heights Wolverines and Westside Thunder at 15 apiece. Lourdes Crusaders at 13, Centre Dufferin Royals at nine and Norwell Varsity Reds at 2.
The Celtics won the tourney team title with a single class victory. The Lalls – Vanessa and Daniela – took the girls’ doubles high school A crown. Paige Pettifer and Saki Nishimura of Centre Wellington were second and Olivia Mueller and Alison Larrass of St. James were third.
Sarah MacCoubrey and Diya Shah of Orangeville won the girls’ doubles high school B title, one of two won by players from Orangeville. Hannah Huynh and Alison Huynh of GCVI were second and Lucia Lazcano and Hayley Cookson of St. James third.
Of the other class titles, three were won by Centennial players, two each by players from Ross and GCVI and one each by players from Wellington Heights and St. James.
Victoria Herrington of the Wellington Heights Wolverines won the girls’ singles open class for club players.
Sara Hashimoto of Ross took the girls’ singles high school A title with Arica Ng of Erin second and Leticia Catunda of Centennial third.
The girls’ singles high school B title went to Juli Peters of GCVI while Lily Cerveny of Orangeville was second and Charlotte Vardy of Westside third.
Gabriel Harris of Orangeville won the boys’ singles open class while Mirco Koledin of Bishop Mac was second and Tanner Harvey of Ross third.
Top three in order in the boys’ singles high school A category were Avinash Anand of Centennial, Tristan Brindley of Orangeville and Kabir Basra of Centre Dufferin.
Shiv Desai of Centennial won the boys’ singles high school B category with Thomas Beukeboom of Orangeville second and Lucas Glass of St. James third.
Brandon Kalloo and Morgan Yeh of Centennial claimed the title in boys’ doubles high school A while Remus Trapsa and William Xie of GCVI were second and Mohammad Halai and Ethan Josephson of Orangeville third.
Kourosh Adineh and Akhil Sivalenta of Ross took top spot in boys’ doubles high school B while Isaac Rodriguez and Keenan Muzyka of Bishop Mac were second and Hudson Crane and Logan Cartier of Centre Wellington third.
Mixed doubles high school A title went to Mila Brajkovich and Tristan Vince of St. James while Evan Klein and Giuliana Koledin of Bishop Mac were second and Finn Hern and Ryan Darling of Ross third.
Top three in mixed doubles high school B were Malin Hahn and David Geng of GCVI first, Jackson Curry and Keira Phillips of Orangeville second and Olivia Jin and Noah Agujar of Westside third.
Top two in each category qualify for the CWOSSA championship tournament set for next Friday at the Greystone Racquet Club in Waterloo.
- Guelph Sports Journal