(5-4-17) The first day of the 2017 WBL Boys Tennis Tournament at the Westwood Tennis and Fitness Center in Lima is in the books, day two (Saturday) will see five conference champions named in three singles and two doubles matches.

Shawnee comes into the tournament after having an undefeated regular season (9-0) and Celina with an 8-1 record. The WBL Champion is decided with combined final standings are combined (tournament and regular) season.

Both Shawnee and Celina have a semi-finalist in all five events.

Shawnee, who finished 3rd last season, has won 23 WBL titles, including eight of the last nine (2015, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 02, 01, 00, 1998, 96, 94, 93, 92, 91, 90, 88, 87, 86, 85, 84).

Celina has just won five titles, the last being in 2014 (1995, 83, 81, 68).

In first single semi-final match-ups on Saturday, #5 seed Kenton’s Kyle Goodin will take on, #1 seed Shawnee’s Michael Rutter. In the other semi-final match #2 seed Elida’s Drew Sarno will play #3 seed Celina’s Garrett Weininger.

In #2 singles semi-final matches, #4 seed Kenton’s Kenji Kobayashi will match-up with #1 seed Celina’s Heath Laux.  In the other semi-final #2 Seed Shawnee’s Isaac Hoover will play #3 seed O-G’s Craig Recker.

In #3 singles semi-final matches, in the first match #5 seed O-G’s Kevin Recker will play #1 seed Shawnee’s Jackson Scaaf, in the other match it will be #2 seed Van Wert’s Ryan Keber and #3 seed Celina’s Drew Rosengarten.

 

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2017 WBL Boys Tennis Tournament

In #1 doubles, #4 seed St. Marys Vanderhorst/Spencer will play #1 seed Shawnee’s Jones/Kesner, in the 2nd match #3 seed Celina’s Langenkamp/Lochtefeld will play #2 seed O-G’s # 2 seed Kuhlman/ Balbaugh.

In 2nd doubles semi-finals, #4 seed O-G’s Schaub/Baughman will play #1 seed Celina’s Saleem/Forlow. In the other match #7 seed Elida’s Creps/Ramirez will take on #3 seed Shawnee’s Battula/Shirk.

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2017 WBL Boys Tennis Tournament
REGULAR SEASON
2017 WBL Boys Tennis Standings
Teams			WBL Record	
1.  Shawnee		9-0	
2.  Celina		8-1	
3.  St. Marys		6-2	
4.  Van Wert		5-3	
5.  Ottawa-Glandorf	5-4	
6.  Elida		3-6	
6.  Kenton		3-6	
6.  Wapakoneta		3-6	
9.  Defiance		1-7	
10.  Bath		0-8
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