BROCKWAY — The DuBois Central Catholic boys tennis team split its singles matches with host Brockway Thursday but swept all three doubles contests on its way to a 5-2 win over the Rovers.

Brockway was fresh off beating Clearfield (4-1) and top-seeded Punxsutawney (3-2) on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, in the District 9 Class AA Team Tournament quarterfinals and semifinals.

Central Catholic got identical 8-1 singles wins from Markus Peterson and Alex Micknis. Peterson topped Adam Sabatose at No. 1, while Micknis upended Tyler Foradori at No. 2.

Brockway the won the third and fourth singles match-ups.

At No. 3, Rover Mason Lindenmuth bested Liam Barnett, 8-4, with teammate Anthony Esposito knocking off Kiki Blakley, 8-1, at fourth singles.

In doubles action, Peterson and Micknis teamed up to capture their second wins of the day by beating Esposito and Josh Salada, 8-3.

Cardinals Michael Zaffuto and Jon Prebe notched an 8-1 victory over Brendan Allison and Weston Hrin and No. 2 doubles, while teammates Cullen Engle and Joey Varischetti topped Rovers Dustin Jamison and Austin Kuntz, 8-6, at third doubles.

The win was the first of the year for Varischetti.

“This was a great win over a great team,” said DCC coach Andy Rice. “We swept doubles, which is something we hadn’t done all year.

“Joey Varischetti got his first win. He and Cullen (Engle) are out for the first time as seniors. They have steadily improved, and it’s great to see them have success.”

Both teams will have players back in action Monday at the District 9 Class AA Singles Tournament at Clearfield.

In other action Thursday:

St. Marys 4,

Elk County Catholic 3

At St. Marys, the host Flying Dutchmen won three of four singles contests and No. 1 doubles to pull out a 4-3 win over cross-town rival Elk County Catholic.

St. Marys got straight-set singles victories from Jordan Romain and Connor Dalessandro at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively.

Romain beat Tony Pollick, 6-1, 6-1, while Dalessandro upended Charlie Bobby, 6-1, 6-2. Dutchman Zeph Woelfel also rallied to beat Nick Daghir in a tightly contested battle at No. 4 singles, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 7-6 (12-10).

Elk County got a singles win from Ryan Newton, who bested Dawson Lion, 6-4, 6-3 at No. 3.

In doubles action, Romain and Lion teamed up to pull out a 9-7 win over Pollick and Bobby to give St. Marys the overall victory.

Elk County won the final two doubles contests.

Newtown and Daghir topped Dalessandro and Cody Shaberl, 8-5, at No. 2, while Joe Messineo and Ross Martin topped Mike Rusciolelli and Joey Lewis, 8-1, at third doubles.

“We competed today against the Dutch in both singles and doubles,” said ECC coach Ben Daghir. “We lost a few close matches, and I give credit to the Dutchmen for battling better to finish the set.

“On behalf of the ECC tennis team, we wish the Dutch the best of luck in the District 9 (team) Championship next week. We hope as a team that we gave them good playoff practice and competition leading up to their championship match.”

Both teams will have players back in action Monday at the District 9 Class AA Singles Tournament at Clearfield.

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