Andy Parkes and Nick Zarate of undefeated Lansing won titles at first and second singles, respectively, on Friday in the rain-delayed Interscholastic Athletic Conference tennis championships, being held at SUNY Cortland.
Parkes, a junior, defeated Moravia’s Dustin Eshelman in the first singles final, 6-0, 6-2. Parkes opened with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Newark Valley’s Casey Ford, then reached the final with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Southern Cayuga’s Steve Farkas.
At second singles, Zarate swept Trumansburg’s Wes Regnier in the final, 6-1, 6-2. Zarate, a senior, reached the final by defeating Juan San Martin of Waverly, 6-0, 6-0, in the quarterfinals and Austin Tardibone of Union Springs, 6-2, 6-0, in the semis.
Competition at third and fourth singles is scheduled to be completed Monday afternoon at Southern Cayuga, beginning at 4:30. Lansing’s two entrants, Jonathan Sun (third) and Andrew Bertonica (fourth) have both earned spot in their respective finals, Sun against Trumansburg’s Josiah Peck and Bertonica against Odessa-Montour’s Curtis Harris.
Lansing swept all three doubles titles, as well. At first doubles, Spencer Warkintin and Luke Mehringer defeated Richard Hexter and Frank Hepting of Trumansburg in the final, 6-1, 6-0. The Bobcats second doubles duo of Ben Calhoun and Spencer Woojin Richardson defeated the Waverly team of Cody Czebniak and Aaron Crummenauer, 6-2, 6-0. And at third doubles, Ryan Buchanan and Zoli Csaki swept Edison’s Kayla Coolbaugh and Helena Melendez, 6-0, 6-0.
* Trumansburg 1, Lansing 0 (8 inn.): Alex Shippy laced an RBI single into centerfield in the bottom of the eighth inning Friday, lifting the Trumansburg baseball team to a dramatic eight-inning victory over defending state champion Lansing in Interscholastic Athletic Conference play.
The Blue Raider victory snapped the Bobcats’ 42-game win streak dating back to the sectional tournament of 2011. Lansing went 26-0 last year and captured the state Class C championship.
Mitchell Swartwood led off the eighth inning with a walk, went to second on a Jeff Cotterill sacrifice bunt and went to third on a Glen Addicott infield single. Shippy then lined a 1-1 pitch off Bobcat Sam Currie into center, scoring Swartwood.
Both pitchers — Lansing’s Currie and Trumansburg ace Cam Lueder — were solid. Currie tossed a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts and two walks, while Lueder allowed seven hits while striking out five and walking one. Both went the distance.
Currie had the game’s only extra-base hit, a double.
Lansing dropped to 16-1 overall, 13-1 in the IAC, while T-burg improved to 11-4, 10-4. The Bobcats will play at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the IAC Large School championship game at Elmira’s Dunn Field.
* Groton 16, Whitney Point 4: Ruthanne Forehand tripled, scored three runs and drove in a pair for Groton in an IAC victory Thursday.
Steffanie Preston went 3-for-5 with three RBIs for the Indians.