Nip ’n tuck at the net

May 1 2013 - 12:33am

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Colton McBride returns the ball during the Region 1 Boys Championships in Ogden on Tuesday. 
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Michael von Ballmoos returns the ball during the Region 1 boys championships in Ogden on Tuesday.
Colton McBride returns the ball during the Region 1 Boys Championships in Ogden on Tuesday. 
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Justin Needham rushes toward the net for a volley during the Region 1 Boys championships in Ogden on Tuesday.
Colton McBride returns the ball during the Region 1 Boys Championships in Ogden on Tuesday. 
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Michael von Ballmoos returns the ball during the Region 1 boys championships in Ogden on Tuesday.
Colton McBride returns the ball during the Region 1 Boys Championships in Ogden on Tuesday. 
See Slideshow at www.standard.net


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Justin Needham rushes toward the net for a volley during the Region 1 Boys championships in Ogden on Tuesday.

OGDEN -- The Region 1 boys tennis campaign has been a wide-open affair all season long, as schools made their best efforts to unseat perennial power Davis and claim the team title.

Layton had earned the most points going into the two-day region tournament, held Monday and Tuesday at the Ogden High School and Mount Ogden Park courts.

But when the dust settled on Tuesday afternoon, the Darts snuck through and kept the team trophy for another year.

Both Davis and Layton earned a singles and doubles championship on the day, but higher finishes by the Darts in two divisions helped Mark Borski's team edge past the Lancers.

The Darts finished with 23 team points, followed by Layton (22), Weber (20) and Northridge (10).

The Warriors made a strong surge on the strength of Colton McBride's win at No. 1 singles.

McBride dispatched Fremont's Jordan Slater in the semifinals, then topped Northridge's Doug Graff in the final. McBride went undefeated in region action this season.

Layton's Devon Wells topped Davis' Garrett Wilkes at No. 2 singles, while Michael Moody handed Layton's Tommy Glende his first league loss of the year in the No. 3 singles finale.

At No. 1 doubles, the Darts' Cooper Brown and Michael von Ballmoos capped an unbeaten league season with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Weber's Bryce Pierson and Matt Kendell.

At No. 2 doubles, both Layton and Davis went 9-1 in league action. In the final, the Lancers' Josh Wolfley and Justin Needham topped the Darts' John Vellinga and Connor Fox for the title.

the top four entries will now prepare for the state 5-A tournament, set for May 10-11 at Salt Lake City's Liberty Park.

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