Tigers tennis doubles reach quarters

Two Howland doubles teams made it to the quarterfinals of the Division I Solon Sectional Tuesday at Shaker Heights High School — one step away from the Akron District at the Springside Racquet & Fitness Club in Akron.

However, they ran into the top two seeds of the tournament.

University School’s Charlie Joranko and Chas Norman (top seed) beat Howland’s Michael Awadalla and Marc Snitzer, 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals. Mayfield’s Kevin Ng and Yukun Wong (second seed) beat Howland’s Connor Tamarkin and Kevin Moamis in the quarterfinals, 6-0, 6-1.

Here are the other Tigers results from the tournament at Shaker Heights:

SINGLES

First round

Joey Vitali def. Thomas Malacky, Harding, 7-5, 1-6, 6-4; Sam Tamarkin def. Sam Wein, Kenston, 6-3, 6-2.

Second round

Hunter Slyk lost to Alex Payiavlas, Harding, 6-2, 6-2; Vitali lost to Vincent Minnillo, Cleveland Heights, 6-4, 6-1; Tamarkin lost to 2nd-seeded Luke Qin, Solon, 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles

First round

Connor Tamarkin/Kevin Moamis def. Anthony Narducci/Kyle Woleben, Madison, 6-1, 6-0.

Second round

Michael Awadalla/Marc Snitzer def. Jack Klaholz/Giovanni Orr, Harding, 6-1, 6-0; Tamarkin/Moamis def. Matt Betz/Luke Gray, Mentor, 6-2, 6-4.

Third round

Awadalla/Snitzer def. Nick March/Ryan Doyle, Madison, 6-0, 6-0; Tamarkin/Moamis def. Deckard Manne/Williams Hopkins, Cleveland Heights, 6-0, 6-0.

Quarterfinals

Charlie Joranko/Chas Norman, University School def. Awadalla/Snitzer, 6-0, 6-0; Kevin Ng/Yukun Wong, Mayfield def. Tamarkin/Moamis, 6-0, 6-1.

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