Derek Vincent Advances to Tennis Districts at BG
May 19, 2014Bryan High School
Vincent Places Third
May 17, 2014, Defiance -- Derek Vincent beat the #1 seed on his way to a third place finish at the tennis Sectionals on Saturday.
Vincent lost to Jason Judis from Ottawa Hills in a close semifinals by a score of 7-6 (7-4), 6-3. In the other semifinal, Wauseon's Tyler Shipley and Rossford's Derek Krieger went toe-to-toe the entire match before Shipley prevailed 7-6 (8-6), 6-4.
In the consolation round, Vincent faced off against Krieger who was the #1 seed coming into the tournament. Vincent had lost twice to Krieger in the regular season. But when in counted, Vincent came up big with a come from behind 3-set victory 5-7, 6-4, 6-2. With the win, Vincent claimed third place in the tournament that started out with 30 singles players.
Shipley would claim the Sectional title against Judis in the finals with a 3-set win of his own 7-5, 2-6, 6-1.
All four players will advance to the District competition that takes place next Wednesday at Bowling Green State University.