At left are the tennis players from the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association, who have qualified for the Section VI Championships later this month. In the front row are the singles representatives. From the left, are Thinus Marais of Allegany-Limestone, Fletcher DeMink of Maple Grove, Ryan Wills of Dunkirk and Trey DeMink of Maple Grove. In the back row are the doubles teams. From the left are Brayden Haaksma and Gannon Moore of Southwestern; Jackson Spangler and Ryan Davis of Fredonia; Alex Blehar and Isaac Moses of Olean; and Cavan Boutillette and Alex Linderman of Olean. On Thursday at the Lakewood YMCA, Marais captured the singles championship by downing Trey DeMink in the semifinals 6-2, 6-4 and then holding off Wills 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the title match. In the consolation finals, Fletcher DeMink downed Trey DeMink 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. Meanwhile, Blehar and Moses claimed the doubles title after knocking off Moore and Haaksma in the semifinals, 6-0, 6-1 and then downing Spangler and Davis in the final. In the consolation final, Moore and Haaksma defeated Boutillette and Linderman 6-2, 6-2.
OBSERVER Photo by Scott Kindberg
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