LAKEWOOD - Matt Johnson of Southwestern and brothers Bryce and Jack Payne of Panama were the tennis winners when the singles and doubles champions were decided in the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association boys tennis championships on Friday at the Lakewood Family YMCA.
Johnson, who raised his record to 15-1 with his lone loss to Warren, began by defeating Zac Eklum of Jamestown, 6-1, 7-5, in the singles semifinals.
Then it was a match with freshman Cooper Miller of Falconer for the title and it was Johnson coming on top, 6-2, 6-4.
These will be the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association representatives at the Section 6 Boys Tennis Tournament next week at Lancaster High School. The singles qualifiers are, in front from left, Matt Johnson of Southwestern, Cooper Miller of Falconer, Zac Eklum of Jamestown and Erik Olson of Maple Grove. In back, the CCAA doubles teams are Jack and Bryce Payne of Panama, Greg Delahoy and Wyatt Jacks of Panama, Mike Manterna and Zhi Wang of Olean, and Kevin and Jake Volz of Olean. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photos by Jim Riggs
Miller beat Erik Olson of Maple Grove, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2, in the other semifinal.
Bryce Payne and Jack Payne of Panama opened up the doubles play with a 6-4, 6-4 semifinal decision over brothers Kevin and Jake Volz of Olean.
The Paynes were next matched in the doubles final against Mike Manterna and Zhi Wang of Olean and came away with 6-3, 6-2 victory.
Manterna and Wang won in the semifinals over Greg Delahoy and Wyatt Jackson of Panama, 7-5, 7-5.
Third place in the singles went to Eklum of Jamestown by virtue of a 6-0, 6-3 decision over Olson of Maple Grove.
In the doubles, third place was won by Delahoy and Jackson of Panama over the Volz brothers of Olean, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6.
All four singles and doubles semifinalist will compete in the Section 6 championships at Lancaster High School on Tuesday with a 3 p.m. start.
Matt Johnson (Southwestern) d. Zac Eklum (Jamestown), 6-1, 7-5; Cooper Miller (Falconer) d. Erik Olson (Maple Grove), 1-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Matt Johnson (Southwestern) d. Cooper Miller (Falconer), 6-2, 6-4.
Zac Eklum (Jamestown) d. Erik Olson (Maple Grove), 6-0, 6-3
Mike Manterna-Zhi Wang (Olean) d. Greg Delahoy-Wyatt Jackson (Panama), 7-5, 7-5; Bryce Paine-Jack Paine (Panama) d. Kevin Volz-Jake Volz (Olean), 6-4, 6-4.
Bryce Paine-Jack Paine (Panama) d. Mike Manterna-Zhi Wang (Olean), 6-3, 6-2.
Greg Delahoy-Wyatt Jackson (Panama) d. Kevin Volz-Jake Volz (Olean), 7-6, 1-6, 7-6.