Montgomery in OVAC semifinals

WHEELING, W. Va-East Liverpool’s Jonathan Montgomery made it all the way to the semifinals of the OVAC tennis tournament before falling 8-6 to top-seeded Adam McKnight from Morgantown on Wednesday at the Wheeling Park Tennis Bubble.

Joey Bickerton made it to the quarterfinals for the Potters, while Nick Diloreto and Andrew Hutchman lost in the first round.

The Potters will next be in action at noon on Saturday when the host Lordstown.

FIRST SINGLES: Nick Diloreto (EL) lost to Grant Taby (Parkersburg South) 8-4.

SECOND SINGLES: Joey Bickerton (EL) def. Seth Rhodes (Cambridge) 8-5; lost to Gus Schmidt (Wheeling Central) 8-5 in quarterfinals.

THIRD SINGLES: Jonathan Montgomery (EL) def. Jarred Jordan (Wheeling Park) 8-4; def. Carmon Sarzosa (Parkersburg South) 8-5 in quarterfinals; lost to Adam McKnight (Morgantown) 8-6 in semifinals.

FOURTH SINGLES: Andrew Hutchman (EL) lost to James Harrick (Brooke) 8-6.