GCVI Gaels put an end to D4/10 tennis team title drought
GUELPH – The Guelph CVI Green Gaels put an end to a drought of almost 30 years as they took the District 4/10 team title at Friday’s D4/10 tennis championships at the Royal City Tennis Club.
It was the first team title for the Gaels since they shared it with the Centennial Spartans in 1994. The previous time GCVI had won it all by themselves was 1982 when they won it for the fifth consecutive time.
The Gaels claimed this year’s team crown with six category titles.
The Gaels finished with a total of 78 points at the tournament, 16 more than the runner-up Bishop Macdonell Celtics. The Centennial Spartans finished third at 49 while the Orangeville Bears and St. James Lions tied for fourth at 42. They were followed by the Lourdes Crusaders at 35, Westside Thunder of Orangeville at 31, Ross Royals at 25, Erin Raiders and Centre Wellington Falcons of Fergus each at 22, Centre Dufferin Royals of Shelburne at 16 and Norwell Varsity Reds of Palmerston at 7.
Mehrana Soleimanipour of GCVI won the girls’ singles open class.
Remus Trapsa and Luke O’Neil of GCVI took the title in boys’ doubles high school A. Morgan Yeh and Brandon Kalloo of Centennial were second and Hartwill Smith Hernandez and Andrew Theologos of Lourdes were third.
The boys’ doubles high school B title went to the GCVI pair of Ben Hobson and Nikhil Sahay. Orangeville’s Jackson Curry and Adam Whiting were second and the Lourdes duo of Jesse Beitz and Brendon Gapuz were third.
Sydney Gallagher and Simon Scott of GCVI won the mixed doubles high school A title with Wilson Xie and Erica Yeh of Centennial finishing second and John Haramule and Emma Fera of St. James finishing third.
Hannah Huynh and Will Xie of GCVI were victorious in mixed doubles high school B. Second place went to Thompson Anger and Gray Dibben of Centre Wellington while Roman Bryant and Emese Vass of Orangeville were third.
The girls’ doubles high school B class saw a pair of teams tie for class honours.
Malone Bonneveld and Sophia Zahnd of GCVI and Marilena Campana and Maya Parol Perkins of St. James tied for top spot. They were followed by Keira Phillip and Diya Shah of Orangeville and the Centennial pair of Mikaela Campbell and Carlota BlasLlaos.
Evan Klein of Bishop Macdonell took top spot in boys’ singles high school A while Ethan Whale of Ross was second and Jonah Steinman of GCVI was third.
Class honours in girls’ doubles high school A went to Sofia Zagozdzinska and Vanessa Lall of Bishop Mac while Allison Larrass and Savannah Solomon of St. James were second and GCVI’s Alison Huynh and Erin Jimuro of GCVI were third.
Nathan Newsome of Centennial won the boys’ singles high school B title while Finn Waymouth of GCVI was second and Chris Stannard of Orangeville was third.
Getting the title win for St. James was Mila Brajkovich in girls’ singles high school A while Arica Ng of Erin was second and Ava Ignor of GCVI was third.
Top three in the boys’ singles open class were, in order, Tanner Harvey of Ross, Gabriel Harris of Orangeville and Mirco Koledin of Bishop Mac.
Erin’s Jordan Siegel took the title in girls’ singles high school B while Ane Isasti Garcia of GCVI was second and Bray Wallace of Orangeville was third.
Top two finishers in each category are to advance to next Friday’s CWOSSA championship tournament at Waterloo’s Greystone Racquet Club.
- Guelph Sports Journal