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Dunkirk’s Wills crowned CCAA singles champion

Submitted Photo Dunkirk’s Ryan Wills receives his CCAA singles first-place trophy at Southwestern Central School.

Dunkirk’s Ryan Wills is the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association singles champion after beating Maple Grove’s Porter DeMink 6-3, 6-0 in the finals Thursday at Southwestern Central School.

Olean’s Mark Brown and Alex Blehar won the doubles title by beating Fredonia’s Trevor Napoli and Neil Cosico 10-1 in the final Friday.

Wills had to work to win his title. On Wednesday in the semifinals he beat Falconer’s Zach Kianos 6-0, 6-0 as well as Fredonia’s Jackson Spangler 6-2, 7-5.

In a three-hour semifinal marathon Thursday, Wills defeated Allegany-Limestone’s Thinus Marais 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 before outlasting DeMink in the final.

Napoli and Cosico advanced to the doubles final by beating Cassadaga Valley’s Ian Anderson and Dylan Ansell 6-0, 6-0 as well as Olean’s Isaac Moses and Aaron Aiello 6-1, 6-1.

Submitted Photo The top four CCAA doubles teams are pictured at Southwestern Central School

In the semifinals, the Hillbillies duo had to deal with Maple Grove’s Trey DeMink and Brendan Weatherup. Napoli and Cosico won the first set 7-6 with an 11-9 tiebreaker before DeMink and Weatherup won the second set 6-1. With rain starting to fall, a 10-point tiebreaker was played and the Fredonia pair won 12-10.

The Section VI championships will be held Monday at Orchard Park.

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