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Nichols’ DeRose, Nardin’s LaMartina are Monsignor Martin tennis champs

It was All-Nichols in the boys singles tennis finals of the Monsignor Martin Association at Nichols School.

Vikings freshman Ross DeRose defeated teammate Steve Nichols, 6-2, 6-4, in the boys singles championship. The Nichols team of Ben Muggia and Will Yerkovich took the doubles with a 6-3, 6-0 triumph over Zach Socha and Tommy Hamilton of Niagara Catholic. Before they got to the finals, Muggia and Yerkovich had to get past another team from the Vikings, Zach Weinberg and Luke Meyer, 6-2, 7-6.

In the girls championship, Bella LaMartina of Nardin defeated Priya Bommaraju of Buffalo Seminary, 7-5, 6-3, for the singles championship.

Anna Fretz and Isabella Schlehr of Buffalo Seminary triumphed over Jeana Franjoine and Melissa Whisker of Niagara Catholic, 6-2, 6-1.