Watterson High School senior Chris Diaz and the Upper Arlington doubles team of senior Billy Weldon and sophomore Stu Little defended their state championships on May 28 at Hilliard Davidson.

Watterson High School senior Chris Diaz and the Upper Arlington doubles team of senior Billy Weldon and sophomore Stu Little defended their state championships on May 28 at Hilliard Davidson.

Diaz, who went undefeated for the second consecutive season, beat Wellington's Ian Wagner 6-1, 6-0 to complete a straight-set run to the Division II singles title. He beat Cincinnati Country Day's Patrick Wildman 6-2, 6-0 in a semifinal.

"It's definitely a special feeling, and I just feel really good right now," Diaz said. "I think I stayed really consistent and didn't give up any easy shots. I tried to play consistently and hit it deep."

Wagner beat Tipp City Tippecanoe's James Trevino 6-1, 6-1 to advance to the final. He lost in semifinals as a freshman and sophomore and in a quarterfinal last season.

"(Diaz) never misses," Wagner said. "He makes probably about 80 percent of his first serves, and he hits from the baseline so hard. I actually thought I played pretty well today."

Weldon and Little beat Centerville's Brad Boll and Ruben Geeraert 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4 in a semifinal and Mason's Miguel Cepeda and Luke Tsai 6-3, 6-1 for the championship.

Weldon and Little lost their only match of the last two seasons in a semifinal at the district tournament.

"From the get-go, we were executing our game plan really well," Weldon said. "It's pretty gratifying to go out by repeating our state title."