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Almont nets a league title


Raiders take five firsts


October 11, 2017
TRI-CITY AREA — The Almont boys' tennis squad claimed five firsts and one second en route to a number one showing Monday at the Blue Water Area Conference Tournament.

Imlay City and Almont is where the action unfolded.

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Almont's Adam Campbell returns a shot in third singles action at the BWAC Tourney. photo by Kevin Kissane.
Almont's 43-point total paced the field assembled. They were followed by Yale (41 points), Armada (27), Richmond (22), Imlay City (21) and Cros-Lex (10).

Griffin DePauw (first singles), Thomas Manko (second singles), Adam Campbell (third singles), Nathan Castillo (fourth singles) plus Darren Herman and Gary Gerlach (third doubles) led Almont with firsts that day. DePauw closed out his title run with a 6-2, 6-0 win against Yale's Ryan Korolden; Manko wrapped up a championship with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Yale's Whit Hughes; Campbell finished his title run with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 triumph against Yale's Ryan Liebler; Castillo earned a championship with a 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 win over Yale's Preston Hughes; plus Herman and Gerlach ended their title run with a 6-7, 6-1, 6-3 victory against Yale's Clay Scott and Anthony Cachola.

The second doubles team of Ethan Marcola and Robert Coenen added a second to Almont's cause. They reached the title match of their flight, falling 7-6, 6-7, 3-6 to Richmond's Levi Beaver and Jared McCormick.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.
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