District 10 tennis got a peek at two of its incoming players for 2014-15 during Sunday’s Erie County Tennis Tournament.
The five-day event concluded with seven championship matches at Fairview High School’s Chris Batchelor Memorial Courts. Two of them, the boys and girls age 18-under finals were won by players who start their high school careers come August.
Alec Thomas, a Cathedral Prep recruit, rallied for a 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (10-8) victory over Fairview junior-to-be and reigning District 10 Class AA doubles victor Ben Westcott. Their match required nearly three hours of play to determine a titlist.
Shannon Sertz, another junior-to-be at Fairview, swept Villa Maria recruit Mary Catherine Prichard 6-2, 6-0. Sertz is the daughter of Tigers tennis coach Rick Sertz.
District 10 veterans Derek Sawer (General McLane) and Tris Tuttle (Fairview) also won the tournament’s boys 18 doubles title via a 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 victory over Austin Fiedler and Westcott.
– Mike Copper