Fredonia’s Spangler wins CCAA tennis tourney

At left are the tennis players from the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association who have qualified for the Section VI Championships, which will be held May 22 at Orchard Park High School. In the front row are the singles qualifiers. From the left are Jackson Spangler (Fredonia), Brayden Haaskma (Southwestern), Alex Watkins (Southwestern) and Jack Sherry (Maple Grove). Standing are the doubles teams. From the left are Alex Ash-West and Alex Linderman (Olean); Cavan Boutillette and Isaac Moses (Olean); Fletcher DeMink and Trey DeMink (Maple Grove); and Nathan Cresanti and Keegan Rishel (Maple Grove). OBSERVER Photo by Scott Kindberg

LAKEWOOD — Fredonia and Olean can lay claim to top tennis seeds from the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association entering the Section VI Championships.

Jackson Spangler of Fredonia captured the CCAA singles crown Friday by virtue of a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Southwestern’s Brayden Haaksma at the Lakewood YMCA.

Meanwhile, Isaac Moses and Cavan Boutillette of Olean knocked off Trey and Fletcher DeMink of Maple Grove 6-7, 6-2, 6-2 to claim the doubles crown.

Spangler advanced to the championship match by virtue of a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Alex Watkins of Southwestern, and Haaksma qualified to meet Spangler by upending Jack Sherry of Maple Grove 6-0, 6-0.

In the consolation singles match, Watkins defeated Sherry 6-0, 6-1.

Jackson Spangler of Fredonia is all smiles after claiming the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association singles championship Friday at the Lakewood YMCA. Submitted Photo

In doubles play, Moses and Boutillette defeated Nathan Cresanti and Keegan Rishel of Maple Grove 6-1, 6-0 in the semifinal before upending the DeMinks in the championship match.

The DeMinks earned a berth in the final after they defeated Alex Ash-West and Alex Linderman of Olean 6-0, 6-1.

In the consolation doubles match, Linderman and Ash-West knocked off Cresanti and Rishel 6-2, 6-4.

All the CCAA singles players and doubles teams will now advance to the Section VI Tournament, which will be held at Orchard Park High School on May 22.



Jackson Spangler (Fredonia) d. Alex Watkins (Southwestern) 6-0, 6-0; Brayden Haaksma (Southwestern) d. Jack Sherry (Maple Grove) 6-0, 6-0.


Spangler d. Haaksma 6-1, 6-2


Wilkins d. Sherry 6-0, 6-1



Cavin Boutillette-Isaac Moses (Olean) d. Nathan Cresanti-Keegan Rishel (Maple Grove) 6-1, 6-0; Fletcher DeMink-Trey DeMink (Maple Grove) d. Alex LInderman-Alex West (Olean) 6-0, 6-1.


Moses-Boutillette d. Fletcher DeMink-Trey DeMink 6-7, 6-2, 6-2.


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