Men’s singles in 90th NJ Tournament will crown last of 22 champs

LEXINGTON – Champions have been decided in 21 divisions in the 90th News Journal Tennis Tournament, with the biggie yet to come today at Lakewood Racquet Club.

Will Calhoun, one-half of the nation’s No. 1 50-and-over doubles team with Jay Harris, will meet Justin Csepe, a teaching pro at Aspen Racquet Club in Wooster, at 3 p.m. in a men’s singles semifinal, with the winner advancing to the 6 p.m. finals against Lexington High School senior Ethan Remy, the reigning Ohio Cardinal Conference Player of the Year, beat Lex teammate Dylan Catanese 6-2, 6-4 in the semis. It was a rematch of the boys 18-and-under final, also won by Remy.

A couple of days later, Remy and Catanese collaborated to win the top pickleball division for the third straight year.

Calhoun, a Mansfield native who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is playing in the NJ for the first time since 1996. He made it to today’s semis in men’s singles by beating 2009 champ Alex “Bones” McCann 7-6, 7-5 on Sunday. Later that day he and Harris played in a great men’s doubles final against cousins Ty Schaub and Jon Peters, falling 6-3, 6-3 in a match that featured some tremendous shotmaking and was much closer than the score indicated.

Today’s two matches in men’s singles will wrap up the tournament’s two week run and because of wet grounds will be played indoors at Lakewood.

Cousins Jon Peters and Ty Schaub won men's doubles on Sunday, beating the nation's No. 1 50-and-over duo in Will Calhoun and Jay Harris.

Cousins Jon Peters and Ty Schaub won men’s doubles on Sunday, beating the nation’s No. 1 50-and-over duo in Will Calhoun and Jay Harris.

Here’s a breakdown of all the champs and runners-up to this point:

Pickleball, Division I: 1. Dylan Catanese-Ethan Remy; 2. Jansen Webster-John Webster

Pickleball, Division II: 1. Greg Winters-Wes Nitzsche; 2. Cainin Palmer-Carlos Morales

8-under girls singles: 1. Tessa Galbraith; 2. Quinn Oswalt

8-under boys singles: 1. Blake Crider; 2. Benson Brown

10-under boys singles: 1. Miles Galbraith; 2. Grant McMahon

12-under girls singles: 1. Emma Secrist; 2. Sirar Ghamrawy

12-under boys singles: 1. Dean Galbraith; 2. Miles Galbraith

14-under girls singles: 1. Emma Secrist; 2. Sirar Ghamrawy

14-under boys singles:1. Philip Etzel; 2. Tony Palmer

16-under girls singles: 1. Noel Cline; 2. Ula Ezeke

16-under boys singles: 1. Dylan Catanese; 2. Cooper Remy

18-under girls singles: 1. Jade Adkins; 2. Evie Hostettler

18-under boys singles: 1. Ethan Remy; 2. Dylan Catanese

10-under boys doubles: 1. Miles Galbraith-Cainin Palmer; 2. Ben Campbell-Blake Crider

14-under girls doubles: 1. Sirar Chamrawy-Emma Secrist; 2. Jade Hunt-Hannah Remy

14-under boys doubles: 1. Philip Etzel-Levi Etzel; 2. Dean Galbraith-Cainin Palmer

18-under girls doubles: 1. Noel Cline-Jessica Farnsworth; 2. Jade Adkins-Hannah Remy

18-under boys doubles: 1. Dylan Catanese-Karl Etzel; 2. Tony Palmer-Ethan Remy

Men’s 4.5 doubles – 1. R.J. LeMaster-Brent Kirk; 2. Wes Nitzsche-Tom Callahan

Women’s doubles: 1. Jensen Gibbs-Sharon Rappaport; 2. Alyssa Csepe-Valerie Csepe

Men’s doubles: 1. Ty Schaub-Jon Peters; 2. Jay Harris-William Calhoun

This article originally appeared on Mansfield News Journal: Men’s title match on tap today: Men’s singles in 90th NJ Tournament will crown last of 22 champs

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