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Helias' Buschjost, Grawe win doubles match in sectionals

Helias' Buschjost, Grawe win doubles match in sectionals

May 16th, 2018 by News Tribune in Sports Prep

For the second straight season, Helias' Dalton Buschjost and Tristan Grawe will finish their season at the Class 1 state championships.

The Crusaders' doubles pairing earned one of the 16 spots for the tournament Tuesday at the Crusader Athletic Complex in the Class 1 sectional round, which paired the top-two singles and doubles players from District 7 and District 8.

Buschjost and Grawe defeated Boonville's Kyle Chrisman and Gabe Rumbaoa 7-6 (7-3 tiebreaker), 6-1 to advance to the round of 16.

Individual competition came to an end Tuesday for three Helias players.

In the other doubles match, Jacob Cowley and Seth Pezley suffered a 3-6, 4-6 loss to Boonville's Francesco Bona and Luke Rehagen, the District 7 doubles champions.

Jacob Schepers, Helias' only singles competitor, lost 4-6, 2-6 to Kirksville's Bennett Hoshaw, who won the singles title in District 7.

In the remaining sectional match, Fulton's Haydon Windsor won 6-2, 6-0 against Moberly's Alex Fincher in singles play.

Buschjost and Grawe will play in the Class 1 doubles tournament, which will be held May 25-26 at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield.

Next up for Helias is team play in the Class 1 state tournament. The Crusaders (11-1) will host John Burroughs (19-4) in the sectional round at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Crusader Athletic Complex.

Boonville (11-1) and St. Dominic (15-4) will play their sectional match next at 10:30 a.m. The two sectional champions will then match up in the quarterfinals, which will start at approximately 1 p.m. Saturday.