STILL SERVING

STILL SERVING — New Oxford’s Michael Pagnanelli and Justin Gruver scored a pair of wins on Monday in the YAIAA Doubles Tennis Tournament at South Western High School. The Colonial tandem advanced into today’s Class 3A semifinals, which begin at 2 p.m. at South Western.

Justin Gruver and Michael Pagnanelli weren’t in real trouble, at least not yet. But after a season of near misses, New Oxford boys’ tennis head coach Travis Martin was happy to see his top doubles tandem work through minor adversity before getting into the deep stuff.

Last week, the Colonials learned they missed the District 3 Class 3A Team Championships by .002 points in the power rankings. Then Gruver got knocked out of the YAIAA singles tournament in the quarterfinals after making an appearance in the district tournament in his junior year.

Adam Michael can be reached at amichael@gburgtimes.com or follow him on Twitter:@GoodOleTwoNames

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