HARBORCREEK - The Warren boys tennis team defeated Harbor Creek, 4-1, in Region 2 play and completed the regular season with an unblemished record of 16-0.
"The newly-crowned District 10 champion Shane Burns took a deserved rest today and cheered on his teammates," said Warren coach Jeff Bartsch.
In his place, Thomas Pellegrino moved up to the top spot and defeated Nick Hesch by a 6-0, 6-0 score. Matt Sandberg took on the pesky Trevor Osborne and prevailed 7-5, 6-3 for Warren's second win of the day. Junior Nick Tarpenning moved from doubles for a day to play third singles and defeated Hunter Kelly by a 6-1, 6-1 score.
Warren's top doubles duo of Grayson Foley and Nathan Sandberg continued their winning ways with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Bentley and Gallagher. Liam Boger played second doubles with freshman Max Pierson in which the duo dropped a 2-6, 6-4, 3-6 decision to Detar and Slomski.
"There were some moments of promise in the match, but the Dragons were outgunned today," said Warren assistant Norm Dziendziel.
On Wednesday, the Dragons will travel to Erie to play in the District 10 Doubles Championships.
"As Shane Burns is a singles champion, he is ineligible to play the doubles event as only one event may be played at the PIAA State Championships," said Bartsch.
Warren's top doubles team is senior Pellegrino and junior Matt Sandberg.
"Both players finished the singles tournament in the final four and should be seeded highly," said Bartsch. "Last year, Matt was a semifinalist in the doubles event. We really believe they are as strong as any team in the draw."
Our second doubles team will be Grayson Foley and Nathan Sandberg.
"They too are strong and should be seeded as well," said Dziendziel. "This doubles pair has an outstanding record of 18-1 and will a viable threat to anyone and everyone they will meet on Wednesday."