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High school tennis: Airline freshman Kolniak wins Region 1-I boys singles title; Haughton’s Haley runner-up in Region 1-II


Airline freshman Drew Kolniak won the Region I, Division I boys singles title Wednesday at the Ruston Sports Complex.

Kolniak defeated Ahsan Mansour of Alexandria in the finals.

The Airline duo of Ronit Ahluwahlia and Carter Priestly reached the boys doubles quarterfinals.

Airline’s Kooch Sawrie made the boys singles quarterfinals.

Haughton senior Zach Haley finished runner-up in boys singles in the Region I, Division II tournament held in Monroe.

Benton’s Alex Gonzalez made it to the quarterfinals.

Benton’s Raelee Craft and Haughton’s Addison Yarbrough reached the girls singles quarterfinals.

The Haughton duo of Mallory Benton and Shelby Haley reached the girls doubles quarterfinals.

Bossier’s David Rojas advanced the the quarterfinals of the Region I, Division III tournament held at Cockrell Tennis Center.

Kolniak went 9-0 in singles in the regular season. He won those matches by a combined 70-24.

All singles players and doubles teams that reached at least the quarterfinals in the regional tournaments qualified for their respective division state tournaments April 25-29 in Monroe.

— Featured photo courtesy Airline High School

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