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Eight Decatur tennis players to battle in Dist. VIII tourney

(May 9, 2014) Eight Stephen Decatur High School tennis players will compete in the District VIII tournament, May 13-14, in Cambridge.

“We did pretty well against the [Bayside Conference] South schools, but regionals has both north and south schools which makes it a lot harder,” said Decatur Coach Steve Berquist. “We should do well the first day at regionals. I think we’ll have a good chance at winning a match or two. Getting to states might be a different story, but I think we should all be competitive the first day.”

Senior John Niedfeldt and junior Delaney Iacona will represent Decatur in the boys’ and girls’ singles competition.

Senior Zach Elmer and sophomore Logan Romberger will battle in boys’ doubles competition.

Seniors Ashley DePaul and Charlotte Petsche will take the court for girls’ doubles action.

Chase Eslin and Valerie Petsche, both seniors, will team up for mixed doubles play.

“The competition at districts is always tough. It brings together the best players of each team, so advancing to the state tournament is tough,” said Decatur Coach Jamie Greenwood. “Each person/doubles team needs to play four really good matches in a row to get through the district tournament. We have struggled with James M. Bennett and Parkside this season, so we’ll have our work cut out for us to advance through.”

 

Lisa Capitelli, Ocean City Today
Managing Editor Lisa Capitelli, a New York native, entered Salisbury University (then Salisbury State) in the fall of 1998 and graduated in the spring of 2002 with a Bachelors of Arts degree. She majored in communication arts, and minored in art, with concentration on photography. Lisa began her career at Ocean City Today as a staff writer in February 2003. She was promoted to Assistant Editor in August 2011 and Managing Editor in May, 2013. Editorial responsibilities include covering sports — from local high school games, to fishing tournaments and recreation and park programs, the business community and weekly happenings, events and activities.

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