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Boys Tennis

Little, Montgomery capture district titles, earn tops seeds at state


Upper Arlington High School senior Stu Little and Worthington Christian junior Joel Montgomery will enter the state tournament as No. 1 seeds after winning district singles championships May 25.

In the Division I tournament at Hilliard Davidson, Little beat Reynoldsburg sophomore Cameron Raglin 6-1, 6-0 in a semifinal and Gahanna senior Canyon Teague 7-5, 6-3 to capture the title.

Montgomery defeated Watterson senior Ryan Bibo 6-4, 6-3 to win the Division II title at Columbus Academy.

“I didn’t make a bunch of errors, was patient and varied my serves,” Little said.

Teague beat New Albany senior Rathnakishore Giri 6-2, 6-3 in a semifinal, and Raglin defeated Giri 6-2, 6-2 in the third-place match.

At district, the top four finishers in singles and doubles in Division I and the top two in singles and doubles in Division II advanced to the state tournament May 31 and June 1 at Ohio State.

In Division I doubles, Upper Arlington senior Nate Wallace and junior Jeffrey Melvin defeated Dublin Jerome senior Kent Seitz and freshman Adam Seitz 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in a semifinal and Dublin Coffman seniors Jack Buchan and Leon Cai 6-4, 6-2 to win the title.

Buchan and Cai defeated New Albany sophomores Alex Kobelt and Nick Blair 6-4, 6-4 to reach the district final, and Kobelt and Blair defeated the Seitzes 6-4, 6-3 to take third.

In Division II doubles, Academy’s team of senior Abram Schottenstein and freshman Jacob Wareti defeated junior teammates Evan Alexander and Ryan Jung 6-0, 6-2 to win the championship.