BOYS TENNIS: Dragons are 12-0

The Warren Dragons boys tennis team played its final home match of the season at the Betts Courts on Tuesday and defeated Sharon by a 5-0 score.

The top three singles players of Shane Burns, Matt Sandberg and Nate Sandberg all won 6-0, 6-0 for the second straight day.

Grayson Foley and Nick Tarpenning won a hard-fought 6-1, 6-4 victory over Doug McVehil and Jack Evans.

“This was a challenging match and it was a good tester for our boys,” said Warren coach Jeff Bartsch. “This will help our guys in tomorrows’ Tri-County Tournament.”

Ylli Bakalli and Liam Boger won, 6-0, 6-1, to complete the team sweep.

In exhibition doubles play, first-year player Max Gross and senior Alex Bailey played a “great doubles match with the opponents’ number-two team and defeated Sharon by an 8-6 score,” said Bartsch. “This is the best Max and Alex have ever played. It was impressive.”

The Dragon squad is now 12-0 on the season and they have already won the Region 2 team title.

On Wednesday morning, the Dragons will travel to Sharon to participate in the Tri-County Tennis Championships at the Buhl Park Courts. The eight-flighted tournament will include four doubles and four singles events for 10 varsity tennis teams to include Warren, Titusville, Kennedy Catholic, Hickory, Greenville, Rocky Grove, Sharon, Grove City, Meadville, and Oil City. Match play will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will continue throughout the day. Thirty-two Dragons will participate in this event and will attempt to repeat as Tri-County team champions.