At the conclusion of districts for tennis last Saturday, the doubles team of Ryan Simon and Tyler Gargas beat Lexington’s Barkett/Webster 6-4, 6-0 to win the district championship. In addition, the Green Bear doubles team of Justin Judis and James Schwann defeated Elida’s Klaus/Sarno in three sets to claim third place in district competition.
Both doubles teams now move on to compete in the state tennis tournament, to be held on May 27 and May 28. Ryan and Tyler will begin state tournament play with a match against Kelly/Morley of Cincinnati Wyoming. Justin and James will face off against McCauley/Eddy of Cambridge.
The state tournament will be played at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio. The Lindner Center is home to the Western & Southern Open, the nation's oldest professional tennis tournament played in its city of origin. Many big names in tennis play at the Western & Southern, such as Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Serena Williams.
Congratulations and good luck to our doubles teams!