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Top seeds stay alive in DODDS-Europe tennis tourney

WIESBADEN-NORDENSTADT, Germany — Defending boys champion Jun Koide of International School of Brussels earned a shot at defending his tennis title with two victories Friday in the DODDS-Europe tournament at the Tennis Center Vitis.

“It’s harder this year,” the top-seeded Koide said after beating Wiesbaden’s Dani Lohmer 6-2, 6-2 in Friday’s quarterfinals and Ankara’s fourth-seeded Adam Beveredge 6-3, 6-3 in the semis. “I’m a little tired.”

Hanau senior Devin Hayes will take on Koide for the championship. Hayes defeated Ramstein’s M.J. Massicotte 6-1, 6-0 in the quarterfinals and third-seeded Michael Sanchez of Heidelberg 6-2, 7-5 in the semis.

“I’m looking forward to the match,” said Hayes, who beat Sanchez for third place in last year’s event. “I’ve looked forward to playing him ever since I started taking tennis seriously in the 10th grade.”

Hayes said his game is just where he wants it for the title match.

“Everything’s working fine,” he said. “My serve’s really getting in there. I won the match [against Sanchez] on an ace.”

Aces came in handy, too, for Marymount International School of Rome senior Flavia Cirrincione in the girls tournament.

“I got my first serve in almost every time,” said Cirrincione, who thumped Ramstein’s Jena Massicotte 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals and conquered second-seeded Priscila Roney of ISB 6-1, 6-3 in the semis.

Cirrincione will take on top-seeded Jackie Esguerra, a Lakenheath freshman, in Saturday’s final while still trying to get comfortable on the indoor carpets.

“I’m not used to this surface,” said Cirrincione, who is used to clay courts. “The ball moves faster.”

Cirrincione said she had an opportunity to watch Esguerra, who defeated Heidelberg’s Stephanie Best 6-3, 6-2 in the quarters and Bitburg’s Ashley Weston 6-1, 6-2 in the semis.

“She’s a good player,” said Cirrincione, who’s already pleased with her progress here.

“I just like to play,” she said. “Even if I don’t win, I’m happy with what I’ve done so far.”

Cirrincione’s victory over Roney deprived ISB’s squad of a chance to sweep all four titles.

Coach Guy Santagati’s Raiders are still in the running for three crowns, thanks to straight-sets semifinal victories by their top-seeded girls doubles team of Paula Glover and Izumi Takeuchi and their second-seeded boys duo of Nikolas Serpanos and Ken Koide.

Glover and Takeuchi topped Lakenheath’s Morgan Parkerson and Kallie Hedberg 6-2, 6-2, while Serpanos and Ken Koide held off Patch’s Joe Morrow and David Vega 6-4, 7-6 (7-2).

Taking on the ISB girls in Saturday’s final will be Heidelberg’s duo of Paulina Ryan and Christina Staik, 6-3, 6-1 semifinal winners over Patch’s Michelle Whitbeck and Tamara Oppliger.

The ISB boys will face Ramstein’s top-seeded pair of Matt Omdal and Matt Luthman. Omdal and Luthman reached the final with a 6-2, 7-5 triumph over Laknheath’s Phil Burroughs and Dan Devereaux.

Consolation play begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, with the championships matches scheduled to begin around noon. There is no admission charge.


Results

WIESBADEN-NORDENSTADT, Germany - Results Friday from the three-day DODDS-Europe high school tennis championships which end Saturday at the Tennis Center Vitis here (seedings, tiebreaker scores in parentheses):

Friday

Girls singles

Quarterfinals — Jackie Esguerra (1, Lakenheath) def. Stephanie Best (Heidelberg) 6-2, 6-2; Priscila Roney (2, International School of Brussels) def. Kay Lichtenberger (Lakenheath) 6-0, 6-0; Flavia Cirrincione (3, Marymount) def. Jena Massicotte (6, Ramstein) 6-0,6-0; Ashley Weston (5, Bitburg) def. Molly King (4, Heidelberg) 6-2, 6-2.

Semifinals — Esguerra def. Weston 6-1, 6-2; Cirrincione def. Roney 6-1, 6-3.

Consolation — King def. Hali Butler (Würzburg) 8-2; Best def. Marianna Vertrudez (Alconbury) 8-3; Lichtenberger def. Christina Buxbaum (Hanau) 8-5; Massicotte def. Lori-Ann Daley (Würzburg) 8-1; Roney def. King 8-3.

Girls doubles

Quarterfinals — Paula Glover and Izumi Takeuchi (1, International School of Brussels) def. Arielle Cohn and Magdalena Siebert (Würzburg) 6-1, 6-0; Morgan Parkerson and Kallie Hedberg (2, Lakenheath) def. Maggie Curry and Megan Jones (5, Ramstein) 6-0, 6-2; Tamara Oppliger and Michelle Whitbeck (Patch) def. Ashley Fary and Nora Fisher (3, Bitburg) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3; Paulina Ryan and Christina Staik (Heidelberg) def. Megan Archer and Rachel Brown (Alconbury) 6-2, 6-2.

Semifinals — Glover and Takeuchi def. Parkerson and Hedberg 6-2, 6-2; Ryan and Staik def. Oppliger and Whitbeck 6-3, 6-1.

Consolation — Mandra Smith and Jessica Goforth (Kaiserslautern) def. Parkerson and Hedberg 8-5; Cohn and Siebert def. Buse Guven and Anastasia Kovalska (Brussels) 8-3; Kyra Froemke and Anna Zalewska (SHAPE) def. Archer and Brown 8-0; Fary and Fisher def. Desiree Snyder and Jamela McKinzy (Wiesbaden) 8-0.

Boys singles

Quarterfinals — Jun Koide (1, International School of Brussels) def. Dani Lohmer (Wiesbaden) 6-2, 6-2; Devin Hayes (2, Hanau) def. M.J. Massicotte (Ramstein) 6-1, 6-0; Michael Sanchez (3, Heidelberg) def. Ryan Vanderneck (6, Ramstein) 6-1, 6-3; Adam Beveridge (4, Ankara) def. John Pendergrass (5, Bitburg) 6-7 (5-7) 6-2, 6-3.

Semifinals — J. Koide def. Beveridge 6-3, 6-3; Hayes def. Sanchez 6-2, 7-5.

Consolation — Lohmer def. John Keenan (Lakenheath) 8-2; Pendergrass def. David Wolfe (Würzburg) 8-3; Lohmer def. Pendergrass 8-5; Eric Martz (Biotburg) def. Massicotte 8-4; Vanderneck def. Greg Thompson (Kaiserslautern) 8-3; Massicotte def. Martz 8-3.

Boys doubles

Quarterfinals — Matt Omdal and Matt Luthman (1, Ramstein) def. Mike Zupi and Andrew Gagnon (Brus) 6-0, 6-1; Phil Burroughs and Dan Devereaux (4, Lakenheath) def. David Schiller and Max Reuning (5, Alconbury) 6-2, 6-2; Joe Morrow and David Vega (3, Patch) def. Matt McGee and Steven Spurgeon (6, Wiesbaden) 6-2, 6-2; Nikolas Serpanos and Ken Koide (2, ISB) def. Jose Tovar and Zach Heath (Bitburg) 6-1, 6-1.

Semifinals — Omdal and Luthman def. Burroughs and Devereaux 6-2, 7-5; Serpanos and K. Koide def. Morrow and Vega 6-4, 7-6 (7-2).

Consolation — Schiller and Reuning def. Atrayu Oldread and Earon Brown (Kaiserslautern) 8-3; Blair Martin and Sam Pohl (Heidelberg) def. Zupi and Gagnon 8-1; McGee and Spurgeon def. Ionannis Stratakos and Phillip Raditsas (SHAPE) 9-7; Seth Villareal and Levi Porter (London Central) def. Tovar and Heath 8-3; Villareal and Porter def. McGee and Spurgeon 8-3.

Thursday

Girls singles

First round — Kaitlin Ward (AFNORTH) def. Christina Compton (Hohenfels) 6-4, 6-4; Stephanie Best (Heidelberg) def. Jen Claunch (Patch 6-1, 6-0); Laura Montoya (Bamberg) def. Christine Moore (Ansbach) 6-2, 6-3; Lakin Porter (London Central) def. Christel Lomahan (Hanau) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5; Christina Buxbaum (Hanau) def. Jeanette Cortez (Vilseck) 6-2, 6-4; Alexandra Vacuru (SHAPE) def. Megan Morelock (Wiesbaden) 6-1, 6-2; Mariana Vertrudez (Alconbury) def. Isabelle Ignacio (Baumholder) 6-2, 6-1; Kay Lichtenberger (Lakenheath) def. Lori-Ann Daley (Würzburg) 6-2, 7-5; Tiko Mzarlau (Brussels) def. Candise Apling (Iceland) 6-2, 7-5; Hali Butler (Würzburg) by default over Tina Weekley (Mannheim).

Second round — Jackie Esguerra (1, Lakenheath) def. Compton 6-0, 6-0; Priscila Roney (2, International School of Brussels) def. Butler 6-0, 6-2; Flavia Cirrincione (3, Marymount) def. Vacuru 6-1, 6-0; Best def. Montoya 6-0, 6-0; Lichtenberger def. Mzarlau 6-4, 6-2; Ashley Weston (5, Bitburg) def. Porter 6-1, 6-2; Molly King (4, Heidelberg) def. Buxbaum 6-0, 6-0; Jena Massicotte (6, Ramstein) def. Vertrudez 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5).

Consolation — Butler def. Compton 8-3; Claunch def. Moore 8-4; Mzarlau def. Claunch 8-4; Vertrudez def. Lomahan 8-1; Cortez def. Vacuru 8-5; Buxbaum def. Morelock 8-4; Porter def. Ignacio 8-2; Daley def. Apling 8-1; Daley def. Montoya 8-6.

Girls doubles

First round — Desiree Snyder and Jelemela McKinzy (Wiesbaden) def. Nicole Bettilyon and Brittany Lowe (Hohenfels) 6-0, 6-1; Timaree Engle and Brittany Liptak (Bamberg) def. Kelli Montoya and Stefani Montoya 6-2, 6-3; Kyra Froemke and Anna Zalewska (SHAPE) def. Jennifer Clark and Gabrielle Hucal (Vilseck) 6-2, 6-1; Buse Guven and Anastasia Kovalska (Brussels) def. Laura Voigtsberger and Diane Datz (Mannheim) 6-1, 7-5; Katy Hurston and Crystal Steltenpohl (AFNORTH) def. Roxanne Visaya and Sara Callahan (Ansbach) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1; Morgan Parkerson and Kallie Hedberg (4, Lakenheath) def. Charlotte Daniels and Susannah Edwards (Iceland) 6-0, 6-0.

Second round — Paula Glover and Izumi Takechui (1, International School of Brussels) def. Snyder and McKinzy 6-0, 6-2; Ashley Fary and Nora Fisher (3, Bitburg) def. Guven and Kovalska 6-1, 6-3; Maggie Curry and Megan Jones (5, Ramstein) def. Froemke and Zalewska 6-3, 6-1; Arielle Cohn and Magdalena Siebert (Würzburg) def. Engle and Liptak 7-5, 4-6, 6-4; Paulina Ryan and Christina Staik (Heidelberg) def. Mandra Smith and Jessica Goforth (Kaiserslautern) 6-2, 6-4; Megan Archer and Rachel Brown (Alconbury) def. Visaya and Callahan 6-4, 5-7, 6-3; Tamara Oppliger and Michelle Whitbeck (Patch) def. Amber Muniz and Tiffany Romero (London Central) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Consolation round — Smith and Goforth def. Bettilyon and Lowe 8-0; Voigtsberger and Datz def. Daniels and Edwards 8-2; Visaya and Callahan def. Engel and Liptak 9-6.

Boys singles

First round — Greg Thompson (Kaiserslautern) def. Adrian Nieto (AFNORTH) 6-1, 6-2; Dani Lohmer (Wiesbaden) def. Jessie Liller (Ansbach) 6-0, 6-1; Andrew Hawkins (SHAPE) def. Garrett Cleland (Hohenfels) 6-0, 6-0; Rob McClure (Lakenheath) def. Sean Tyron (Patch) 6-3, 6-2; Dillon Baker (Bamberg) def. Dylan Deverill (Brussels) 6-3, 6-4; David Wolfe (Würzburg) def. Adam Pauley (Mannheim) 2-6, 6-0, 6-4; M.J. Massicatte (Ramstein) def. Jacob Johnson (Vilseck) 6-0, 6-0; Christian Felice (Alconbury) def. Nathan Stebbins (Iceland) 6-2, 6-1;

Second round — Jun Koide (1, International School of Brussels) def. Thompson 6-3, 6-1; Devin Hayes (2, Hanau) def. Felice 6-0, 6-0; Mike Sanchez (3, Heidelberg) def. Deverill 6-0, 6-0; Adam Beveridge (4, Ankara) def. McClure 6-1, 6-0; John Pendergrass (5, Bitburg) def. Hawkins 6-0, 6-0; Massicotte def. Wolfe 6-1, 6-3; Lohmer def. Zain Shah (Baumholder) 6-1, 6-2; Ryan Vanderneck (6, Ramstein) def. John Keenan (Lakenheath) score unavailable.

Consolation round — Felice def. Nieto 8-2; Thompson def. Stebbins 8-2; Wolfe def. Liller 8-1; Keenan def. Cleland 8-0; Deverill def. Tyson 8-4; McClure def. Baker 8-4; Martz def. Hawkins 8-2; Shah def. Pauley 8-6.

Boys doubles

First round — Mike Zupi and Andrew Gagnon (Brus) def. Michael Sexton and Travis Apling (Iceland) 6-4, 6-4; Mike Ricci and William Tori-Ramos (Würzburg) def. Michael Gittens and John Malabanan (Baumholder) 6-1, 6-0; Blair Martin and Sam Pohl (Heidelberg) def. Levi Porter and Seth Villareal (London Central) 6-2, 6-2; Atrayu Oldread and Earon Brown (Kaiserslautern) def. Chris Outten and Jezer Gonzalez (Bamberg) 6-2, 6-2; Ionannis Stratakos and Phillip Raditsas (SHAPE) def. Zack Hilliker and Shaun Gelpi (Hanau) 7-5, 6-4; Chris Modica and Mike Adams (Mannheim) def. James Johnson and Byron Schaffer (Vilseck) 7-5, 2-6, 6-1.

Second round — Matt Omdal and Matt Luthman (1, Ramstein) def. Stratakos and Paditsas 6-1, 6-1; Nikolas Serpanos and Ken Kolide (2, ISB) def. Oldread and Brown 6-1, 6-2; Joe Morrow and David Vega (3, Patch) def. Ricci and Mori-Ramos 6-4, 6-2; Phil Burroughs and Dan Devereaux (4, Lakenheath) def. Phillip Lilland and Nemanja Ivanovski (AFNORTH) 6-3, 6-3; David Schiller and Max Reuning (5, Alconbury) def. Chris Modica and Mike Adams (Mannheim 6-2, 6-3; Jose Tovar and Zach Heath (Bitburg) def. Shaun Redden and Isaiah Cole (Hohenfels) 6-0, 6-0; Matt McGee and Steven Spurgeon (6, Wiesbaden) def. Martin and Pohl, score unavailable.

Consolation round — Oldread and Brown def. Hilliker and Gelpi 8-2; Sexton and Apling def. Redden and Cole 8-0; Martin and Pohl def. Johnson and Schaffer 8-0; Lilland and Ivanovski def. Gittens and Malabanan 8-2; Porter and Villareal def. Modica and Adams 8-1; Stratakos and Raditsas def. Outten and Gonzalez 8-4.


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