District 3 team tennis championships

Manheim Twp.'s #1 doubles team member Jake Palandjian reacts after a point against Dallastown during the District 3 3A team tennis championships at the Hershey Raquet Club in Derry Twp. on Wednesday May 8, 2024.

• When: Friday, 11 a.m (2A) and noon (3A); Saturday, 1 p.m.

• Where: Hershey Racquet Club.

• Seeds: Class 3A — 1. Aidan Mahaffey-Tyler Mahaffey, Palmyra; 2. Ross Kluger-Bhavpreet Singh, Cumberland Valley; 3. Kurt Chiong-Jake Palandjian, Manheim Township; 4. Robert Eiswert-Michael Chotiner, Central Dauphin.

Class 2A — 1. Carson Weigle-Gavin Georgelis, Lancaster Country Day; 2. Truman Peters-Aaron Peters, Wyomissing; 3. Andrew Yanero-Ivan Bene, Lancaster Country Day; 4. Cole Stoltzfus-Hayden Winey, Pequea Valley.

• First-round matches for Lancaster-Lebanon League teams: Class 3A — Joe Fitzgerald-Justin Gouger (Lampeter-Strasburg) vs. Brady Coonelly-Mason Dissinger (Lower Dauphin); Joe Shkreli-Isaac Wolfe (Cedar Crest) vs. Austin Kohler-Gavin Stravo (Wilson); Kurt Chiong-Jake Palandjian (Manheim Township) vs. Max Laurore-Marcus Wingert, Hershey; Julian Snell-Jared Groff (McCaskey) vs. Derek Baughman-Dominic Dion (Susquehannock). Alternates: 1. Nicholas Neustadter-Sebastian Neustadter, Cocalico.

Class 2A — Carson Weigle-Gavin Georgelis (Lancaster Country Day) vs. Cyrus Marshall-Isaac Marshall (Littlestown); Cole Stoltzfus-Hayden Winey (Pequea Valley) vs. Ben Shuartsman-James Long (Harrisburg Academy); Andrew Yanero-Ivan Bene (Lancaster Country Day) vs. Tommy Noeding-AJ Muller (Kutztown); Ben Reasner-Henry Ganse (Lancaster Catholic) vs. Jio Garcia-Eric Yazemboski (Conrad Weiser).

• Last year’s champions: Class 3A — Aidan Mahaffey-Tyler Mahaffey, Palmyra. Class 2A — Freddie Bloom-Michael Georgelis, Lancaster Country Day.

• Notes: The Mahaffeys from Palmyra will be going for their fourth title. They defeated unseeded Sam Kazi and Ross Kluger of Cumberland Valley 6-3, 6-1 in last year’s final. ... The Mahaffeys would become the first pair to win four district doubles titles together. The only other four-time doubles champion was Manheim Township’s Wes Kintner from 1992-95, with two different partners. ... Cedar Crest’s Joe Shkreli returns after teaming with brother Rocco last year to win a first-round match. ... Manheim Township’s Kurt Chiong and Jake Palandjian return. They lost their first-round match in three sets last year. ... In Class 2A, Lancaster Country Day’s Bloom and Michael Georgelis defeated teammates Carson Weigle and Julian Clark by injury default in last year’s final. ... Country Day has the first- and third-seeded teams for the second year in a row. ... Pequea Valley’s Cole Stoltzfus returns after teaming with brother Wade last year. They lost their opener in three sets.

• Next: PIAA team tournament, May 14, May 17 and May 18.

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