Olean Pair Claim CCAA Tennis Title

Filip Morawski and Thomas Bates of Olean are the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association tennis doubles champions after action concluded on Thursday at SUNY Fredonia. The pair were able to move past Max Kinkela and Jimmy Rush of Fredonia with a 6-2, 6-3 win in the finals. Morawski and Bates topped Quinn Payne and Carson Heimburg of Panama, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, in semifinal action. Kinkela and Rush were 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 winners over Augusto Rodriguez and Trevor Napoli of Fredonia. All four semifinalist doubles teams will head to the Section VI championships Monday and Friday at Lancaster High School. In the first row, from the left, are Thomas Bates of Olean, Trevor Napoli of Fredonia, and Quinn Payne of Panama. In the back are row Filip Morawski and Jimmy Rush of Olean, Augusto Rodriguez and Max Kinkela of Fredonia, and Carson Heimburg of Panama. Submitted photo
Quinn Payne, seen returning a volley at far right, is the first Chautauqua County girl to advance to the boys sectional tournament two years in a row. Submitted photo