West Holmes’ No. 1 doubles team of Ethan Meyer and Andrew Rodhe were able to navigate through a solid field and emerge on the other side having claimed a spot at districts.
Meyer, who went to state last year with his brother Tim, and Rodhe both played first and second singles respectively for the Knights most for this season. They opted to combine forces to try their luck at doubles, a move which obviously paid dividends.
The rest of the hopefuls were not as fortunate.
Several individuals and doubles tandems played their way into the district play-in match, only to fall short of their goal of making it to the day two placement round.
Hiland’s Seth Haun won his first two matches in smooth fashion, utilizing his powerful serve to blow past both Perry Eldridge of Cambridge 6-2, 6-0, before destroying Claymont’s C.J. Jenkins 6-2, 6-1 to make his way to a showdown with Dover’s Garret Davis, the No. 3 seed.