The St. John’s Jesuit boys varsity tennis team captured the first-ever Three Rivers Athletic Conference (TRAC) league title and tournament championship on Saturday, May 5, 2012 by edging out Findlay in both regular season and championship play. The Titans scored a combined 38 points in the inaugural conference tournament that was played at Findlay High School.

The runner-up Trojans, which hosted the event, scored 35 points followed by St. Francis (26 points), Oregon Clay (23 points), Central Catholic (21 points), Fremont Ross (17 points), Whitmer (14 points) and Lima Senior (6 points).

The Titans netters, who are the defending Division I state team champions, are currently ranked 5th in the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association coach’s poll.

With the exception of the No. 1 singles event, St. John’s took home first place finishes in the No. 2 and No. 3 singles and No. 1 and No. 2 doubles matches. Findlay players settled for second place in each event.

Dugan Delp, a sophomore at Central Catholic, defeated Findlay junior Luke Schaible in straight sets (6-3, 6-3) to win the No. 1 singles match.

In the No. 2 singles title match it was a battle of rookies. St. John freshman Kevin Brown knocked off Findlay freshman Reid Teatsorth in straight sets of 6-0 and 6-3.

Senior Titan Spencer Crawford captured the No. 3 singles match with a 6-4, 6-3 decision over sophomore Max MacDonald of Findlay.

The St. John’s doubles teams swept both matches in straight sets as well. In the No. 1 doubles match partners Ryan Brown and Madev Mehta, a sophomore and senior respectively, prevailed over Findlay senior Josey Iliff and junior Will Jones 6-2 and 6-3.

In final championship match of the day, St. John’s senior Max Rectenwald and freshman Trevor Majdalani defeated Findlay juniors Kevin Lewis and Steven Roland in straight sets (7-5, 6-3) to claim the No. 2 doubles team title.

Now that the TRAC conference season is over, all teams will move on to compete in the state playoffs beginning with sectional play which is scheduled for May 7-12. Winners will advance to the district tournament the following week (May 14-19). The OHSAA state championships are slated for Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27, at the Ohio State University Outdoor Varsity Tennis Courts in Columbus.

Team Championship Results

2012 TRAC Boys Tennis Championships

SCHOOLDUAL PTSTOURNEY PTSTOTALFINISH
St. John's Jesuit14 (7-0)14281st
Findlay12 (6-1)12242nd
St. Francis deSales10 (5-2)10203rd
Clay8 (4-3)8164th
Central Catholic6 (3-4)6125th
Whitmer4 (2-5)266th
Fremont Ross2 (1-6)466th
Lima Senior0 (0-7)008th

First Singles: 6-3, 6-3

1. Toledo Central Catholic: Dugan Delp:

2. Findlay High School: Lucas Schaible

Second Singles: 6-0, 6-3

1. Toledo St. John’s : Kevin Brown

2. Findlay High School: Reid Teastorth:

3rd Singles: 6-4, 6-3

1. Toledo St. John’s: Spencer Crawford

2. Findlay High School: Max MacDonald

1st Doubles: 6-2, 6-3

1. Toledo St. John’s: Madev Mehta and Ryan Brown

2. Findlay High School: Will Jones and Josey Iliff

2nd Doubles: 7-5, 6-3

1. Toledo St. John’s: Max Rectenwald and Trevor Majdalani

2. Findlay High School: Kevin Lewis and Steve Roland

Junior Varsity Team Results

2012 TRAC JV Tennis Championships

SCHOOL#1 Singles#2#3#1 Doubles#2Total PtsPlace
St. John's Jesuit88877381st
Clay5.5468831.52nd
Fremont Ross77754303rd
St. Francis de Sales5.5556527.54th
Findlay46445235th