A long, competitive day of high-level tennis Saturday at Geneva High School set the stage for the decisive matches at the annual Ashtabula County Junior Championships.
Here’s a look at today’s matches:
Boys 18 singles
Top-seeded Adam Laitinen and second-seeded Louis Murphy upheld their seeds and will play in the championship match today at 1 p.m.
Laitinen defeated Mike Keenan in the semifinal round, 6-2, 6-1, while Murphy knocked off Clark Heath, 6-1, 6-2.
Girls 18 singles
As was the case with the boys in this age group, the top-seeded players both reached today’s title match.
No. 1 seed Amy Varckette defeated Emily Forman in the semifinals, 6-1, 6-0, while Makala Fioritto topped Sydney Van Hoy, 6-0, 6-2.
Boys 15 singles
The top-seeded players advancing to the gold-medal match continued in this division.
Top-seeded Joey Ferrante knocked off Nathan Palinkas at the semifinal level, 6-3, 6-3, while second-seeded Spencer Selmon bested Isaac Palinkas in their semifinal clash, 7-3, 2-6 (7-3).
Girls 15 singles
The trend with the top seeds winning held true to form here, too, as No. 1-seeded Paige Potter knocked off Katie Keenan in one semifinal, 3-6, 6-4 (7-5), while second-seeded Amanda Schueren defeated Jessa Karran in the other semifinal, 6-3, 6-3.
Boys 12 singles
Nothing changed in regarding to the seeds verifying their honor as top-seeded Ryan McClure defeated Tyler Perkins at the semifinal level, 6-1, while second-seeded Chris Blauman defeated third-seeded Ayden Richmond in the other semifinal, 6-2.
The tandem of Brock Ebersole and Amy Varckette upheld their No. 1 seed by defeating the second-seeded pair of Adam Laitinen and Katie Allen in the gold-medal match, 6-2, 6-1.
A full slate of competition in singles play will be contested today in addition to the championship matches in singles play, with competition kicking off at 1 p.m.