Dragon tennis blanks ECC

Warren’s boys tennis team avenged a season-opening loss to Elk County Catholic with win over the defending District 9 champions at Betts Park Tuesday.

The Crusaders rolled to a 6-1 win over the Dragons in St. Mary’s April 3. The Dragons flipped the script with a 5-0 win to close out the regular season.

“We lost the first match our team played this year against this same team, 6-1, so for us to win 5-0 really shows our team’s growth over the season,” Warren associate coach Thomas Pellegrino said.

Caleb Ei was a 6-3, 6-4 winner over Isaac Wortman at first singles. Tyler Howard topped Nick Daghir, 6-4, 6-4 at second and Seth Conarro won, 6-3, 6-1 at third.

Thomas Lucks and Eli Korb, Warren’s lone winners in that opening match, won, 6-1, 6-0 at first doubles over Gregory/Breidel. Wesley Kiehl and Stephen Ashbaugh won, 6-3, 7-5 against Cerroni/Fannin at second.

“We are extremely proud of the effort of our entire team today,” Warren coach Travis Myler said.

Warren finished the regular season with a 10-3 overall record and as Region 2 champs.

The Dragons head to Sharon today for the Tri-County Tournament and travel to the Westwood Racket Club in Erie Saturday for the District 10 singles tournament.

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