Varsity roundup: Reservoir's Akinshemoyin, Atholton's Lu win state tennis titles

Howard County players swept the two singles titles at the state tennis championships Saturday in College Park.

Reservoir senior Biyik Akinshemoyin beat Wootton's Mateo Cevallos — the defending state champion — in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1, to win the boys singles title.

Akinshemoyin, who lost to Cevallos after retiring due to cramping in last year's championship match, is Howard County's first boys state singles champion since Wilde Lake's David Nguyen won in 2006.

"I've won some USTA tournaments before … but there's a different type of feel to high school tennis," said Akinshemoyin, who has committed to play for UMBC next year. "It's a good feeling. … Now I go down in the record books."

Atholton took the top two spots in girls singles as freshman Irene Lu topped sophomore teammate Victoria Kogan, 6-1, 6-4, in the championship match.

"They both played great, they're both incredible hitters, so it should be a good start for next year," Atholton coach Michael Ashmead said of Lu and Kogan. "It definitely could have gone either way."

Severna Park's Alex Cauneac won the consolation final in boys singles with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Towson's Eric Hurwitz.

In boys doubles, Wootton's Gabriel Fan and Titas Bera won the title with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Walter Johnson's Baran Barris and William Schmidt.

Winston Churchill's Haley Keats and Syria Movva beat Easton's Katie Claggett and Nova Jacobson, 6-0, 6-0, to win the girls doubles title.

In mixed doubles, Winters Mill's Bryan Gieselman and Amanda Fewster lost to Winston Churchill's Michael Gauch and Catie Gauch, 6-3, 6-1, in the title match.


Cambridge-South Dorchester 15, Allegany 0: The Vikings from Dorchester County scored eight runs in the top of the sixth inning to complete a rout over the Campers in the Class 1A state championship at Ripken Stadium.

Catoctin 4, North Caroline 2: With three runs in the sixth inning, the Cougars from Frederick County broke a 1-1 tie and beat the Bulldogs from Caroline County to win the Class 2A state title.

Baltimore Sun staff contributed to this article.

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