ERIE - The Warren boys tennis team defeated Mercyhurst Prep, 5-0, on Wednesday at the Pennbriar Club in Erie.
Leading the way for the Dragons was Shane Burns, who defeated Mitch McBride by a 6-1, 6-0 score. Thomas Pellegrino defeated Ryan Campbell, 6-0, 6-1. Matt Sandberg extends his record to 11-0 with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Nick Scrimenti.
"We had defeated Mercyhurst a few weeks ago," said Warren coach Jeff Bartsch. "They had a few line-up changes in which our boys adjusted to quickly."
In top doubles, Nate Sandberg and Grayson Foley defeated the pair of Eric Campbell/Nick Kneidinger by a 6-1, 6-2 score. Liam Boger and Nick Tarpenning defeated Josh Ott/Ryan Kubiak, 6-0, 6-1, to complete the team scoring.
In exhibition doubles, Ylli Bakalli and Quinn Boger were victorious, as were the pair of Drew Lobdell and Tyler Madigan.
The Dragons are now 11-0 on the season and are 7-0 in Region 2 play. Fairview will travel to Warren on Friday afternoon for a regional showdown.
Warren 5, Mercyhurst Prep 0
Shane Burns defeated Mitch McBride 6-1, 6-0
Thomas Pellegrino defeated Ryan Campbell 6-0, 6-1
Matt Sandberg defeated Nick Scrimenti 6-2, 6-1
Nathan Sandberg & Liam Boger defeated Eric Campbell & Nick Kneidinger 6-1, 6-2
Liam Boger & Nick Tarpenning defeated Josh Ott & Ryan Kubiak 6-0, 6-1
"This will be a great match," said Bartsch. "Our hopes are that our supporters show up to encourage our Dragons, at 4 p.m. at the Betts Courts, Friday afternoon."