DuBOIS — The DuBois Central Catholic boys tennis team won three out of four singles matches and two doubles contests Wednesday to upend Elk County Catholic, 5-2, at the City Park courts.
The Cardinals (2-1) got straight-set victories from Markus Peterson, Alex Micknis and Liam Barnett in singles action.
Peterson bested Tony Pollick, 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles, while Micknis scored a 6-3, 6-2 win over Charlie Bobby in the No. 2 singles contest.
Barnett cruised to a 6-1 first-set win over Crusader John Mader at fourth singles, then had to battle to take the second 7-5 to complete his sweep.
Elk County’s lone singles win came at No. 3, where Ryan Newton beat Kiki Blakley in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.
In doubles action, Peterson and Micknis teamed up to beat Pollick and Bobby, 8-2 at No. 1.
Central Catholic also got picked up a doubles win at No. 3, where the duo of Michael Zaffuto and Jon Prebe defeated Nick Daghir and Sam Gregory, 8-1.
The Crusaders captured their second win at No. 2 doubles, with the team of Joe Messineo and Ross Martin upending Cullen Engle and Joey Varischetti, 8-3.
“It was great to get two wins in two days,” said DCC coach Andy Rice. “I thought Liam Barnett looked good this week. He had two close matches and won them both.
“Our third doubles team of Michael Zaffuto and Jon Prebe have also played well this week. These seniors have all worked hard, and it’s great to see them earn some wins.”
As for ECC coach Ben Daghir, he was pleased with the way his players competed as Wednesday’s matches progressed.
“We competed much better in the second set within our singles matches,” said Daghir. “We had an extremely slow start, and DCC jumped out on us. I give credit to DCC.
“Early leads are good in any sport, and we had a tough time catching back up. DCC has a few wins on the season, and they will continue to get several more.”
Both teams are in action today. Central Catholic travels to St. Marys, while ECC hosts Clearfield.