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DuBOIS - St. Marys Areaâ€™s Brandon Romain won the District 9-AA Singles Tennis Championship Monday afternoon at the DuBois Area High School courts.
Romain defeated DuBois Centralâ€™s David Gangeware 6-1, 6-1 in the championship match.
Brandon started the day by defeating Brockwayâ€™s Fabio Fortunato 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Romain beat DuBois Centralâ€™s Kevin Blakely 6-2, 6-0 to reach the finals.
Romainâ€™s teammate Keith Meyer lost in the quarterfinals to Elk County Catholicâ€™s Ben Wortman 6-4, 3-6, 0-6.
Wortman lost in the semifinals to DCCâ€™s Gangewere 6-2, 6-3.
Wortmanâ€™s teammate Jarid DeCarli, lost a 6-4, 6-0 match to Fortunato in the opening round.
â€śThat was one heck of a match,â€ť said St. Marys coach Sue Lepovetsky about the championship match. â€śIt was beautiful and fun to watch.â€ť
â€śBrandon was determined today,â€ť said Lepovetsky. â€śOverall it was a very good day.â€ť
The Dutch will return to action Wednesday when they meet the Elk County Catholic Crusaders at Benzinger Park for the District 9-AA team tennis championship beginning at 3:30 p.m. The Class AAA team match between Punxsutawney and DuBois Area will be played at DuBois area beginning at 3:30 p.m.
The District 9 AA and AAA doubles tournament is scheduled for next Monday at DuBois Area High School.
In Class AAA, DuBois Areaâ€™s Palmer Casteel defeated his teammate Trey Gilmore in the finals in three sets, 2-6, 6-0, 6-4.
Both Romain and Casteel advance to their respective PIAA championships scheduled for May 27 and 28 at the Hershey Racquet Club.
Mondayâ€™s Class AA results are as follows:
Fabio Fortunato - Brockway defeated Jarid DeCarli - ECC 6-4, 6-0.
Mason Martonik - Johnsonburg defeated Joey Britton - Brockway 6-4, 6-2.
Brandon Romain - St. Marys defeated Fabio 6-0, 6-0.
Kevin Blakely - DuBois Central defeated John Paul Allegretto - Johnsonburg 6-2, 6-1.
David Gangewere - DuBois Central defeated Martonik 6-2, 6-2.
Ben Wortman - ECCHS defeated Keith Meyer - St. Marys, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.
Romain defeated Blakely 6-2, 6-0.
Gangewere defeated Wortman 6-2, 6-3.
Romain defeated Gangewere 6-1, 6-1.