TOLEDO — Toledo St. Francis came out on top in two three-set matches and handed Findlay High’s boys tennis team a 3-2 setback in both schools’ Three Rivers Athletic Conference opener at Ottawa Park on Tuesday.
St. Francis wins at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles were pivotal.
At No. 2 singles, Louie Filipiak outlasted Findlay’s Max MacDonald 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. The Knights earned a near identical win at No. 2 doubles where Lucas Kasper and Javier Gomez held off Logan Sullivan and Hyunchul Lee 6-0, 4-6, 6-4.
St. Francis also took the No. 3 singles match in its season opener, with Alec Huss beating Brent Gorman 6-4, 6-1 in straight sets.
Findlay’s wins came at No. 1 singles, where Reid Teatsorth got past Tyler Gargas 7-5, 6-2, and at No. 1 doubles, where Jake Elbin and Ian Laird swept past Tommy Manahan and Ethan Bevington 6-1, 6-2.
Findlay, 1-2 overall, will host Lima Shawnee today and Toledo Central Catholic on Thursday at the FHS Courts.
JUNIOR VARSITY MATCHES
Swick/Swick (Fin) def. Kravetsky/Grstalder, 8-7; Devaney/Devaney (SF) def. Graves/Hoban, 8-5; Price/Hoffman (Fin) def. Cavese/Joeffey, 8-4; Kurtz/McGee (SF) def. Seitz/Sharma, 7-6; Sharma/Atkins (Fin) def. Kujawa/McCauley, 8-2; Price/Schofield (SF) def. Bowlin/A. Sharma, 8-7.
BG baseball team tops Trojans
BOWLING GREEN — Bowling Green scored a single run in each of the first three innings, then got to Findlay starter Connor Curlis for five runs in the bottom of the fourth in posting a 10-3 nonleague win over the Trojans on Tuesday at Carter Field.
Clark Mayberry’s two-run doubled sparked the fourth-inning rally that turned Bowling Green’s 3-2 edge into a commanding 8-2 lead. Ricky Riggs added two hits for the Bobcats.
Ryan Golden and Michael Roche had two hits each for Findlay. One of Golden’s hits was a clutch two-out, two-run single that tied the game 2-2 in the top of the third inning.
Findlay (0-2) will open Three Rivers Athletic Conference play today at Lima Senior.
bowling green 10, findlay varsity 3
Findlay 002 000 1 — 3 8 2 Bowling Green 111 502 x — 10 8 1
WP — Schallee. LP — Curlis (0-1). top hitters: (Fin) Golden 2-1B, 2 RBI; Roche 2-1B. (BG) Riggs 2-1B; Mayberry 2B, 2 RBI; Cohen 2B.
records: Findlay 0-2.
bowling green 6, findlay jv 4
Bowling Green 001 104 0 — 6 13 0 Findlay JV 020 001 1 — 4 7 3
WP — Furnas. LP — Elchert (0-1). top hitters: (BG) Schiable 3-1B, 2 RBI; Brown 1B, RBI; Furnas 3-1B, RBI. (Fin) Elchert 201B; Coleman 1B, RBI; Morris 1B, 2 RBI; Cosiano 1B, RBI.
records: Findlay JV 1-1.
Softball team falls to Jackets
PERRYSBURG — Perrysburg answered Findlay’s small rally with two bigger ones in chalking up an 8-3 nonleague softball win over the Trojans on Tuesday.
Freshman catcher Mickey Schmitz was 1-for-1 at the plate with two walks and drove in a run for Findlay, which jumped on top 2-0 in the top of the second inning. Perrysburg scored five times in the bottom of the third, though, and added three runs in the fifth.
Perrysburg pitcher Adrianne Ruen limited Findlay (0-3) to three hits. Tori Ziegler had two hits and drove in a run for the Yellow Jackets.
Findlay 020 010 0 — 3 3 5 Perrysburg 005 030 x — 8 8 1
WP — Ruen. LP — Bowling (0-2). top hitters: (Fin) Schmitz 1B, RBI. (Per) Ziegler 2-1B, RBI.
records: Findlay 0-3.