WHEELING — The University High boys’ tennis team claimed two doubles Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC) championships April 25, at West Liberty University.
No. 1 doubles, made up of brothers Drew Hawthorne and Kyle Hawthorne, beat Morgantown’s Ben Rosiello and Ataes Aggarwal, 8-6, in the title match.
“It was an excellent match,” UHS head coach Tim McClellan said. “Both teams really fought hard.”
UHS’s No. 2 doubles team of Jackson Rutledge and Jameson Walters lost to Wheeling Park,
8-4, in the title match.
However, No. 3 doubles team of Levi Watson and Deiland Slaughter beat East Liverpool (Ohio),
8-2, to win the OVAC title.
“It was a great start for UHS tennis with a five game lead on the field to start OVACs,” McClellan said. “They’ve had a positive attitude, and I’m really proud of the No. 3 doubles. They’ve really gelled as a team.”
The tournament continues April 24, with the boys’ singles.
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FAIRMONT — The Hawks fell on the road despite two RBIs from second baseman Layne Assif.
Pitcher Hayden Powroznik pitched all six innings for UHS, giving up eight runs but five earned. Powroznik, Yasmine Colebank and Assif each collected two hits at the plate.
The Hawks will take on Morgantown at 5 p.m. April 24, at Mylan Park.