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Written By StaceyPageOnline / Sports on Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tippecanoe Valley’s Payton Mills returns a shot during Warsaw Sectional play last week. Mills lost his singles tournament match with Maconaquah’s Cole Borden in straight sets at Culver Academies Wednesday. (File photo by James Costello)

CULVER — Culver Military Academy won its fifth straight regional title with a 4-1 win over Peru at home at the Gable Tennis Complex Wednesday night.

Nikolas Warnholtz defeated Ethan Hyde 6-2, 6-2 at 1 singles, Henry Bilicic downed Ryan Smith 6-1, 6-3 at 2 singles, Jordan Craig and Peter Gallagher eliminated Christopher Dicken and Greysen Spohn 6-2, 6-2 at 1 doubs, and Vincent Huang and Paul Wilson topped Lief Astrup and Bryce Cochran 6-2, 6-1 at 2 doubles. Peru’s only win came at 3 singles, where Brad Ryan beat Christopher Bower 7-6, 6-0.

Also at the Academies Wednesday, Maconaquah’s Cole Borden defeated Tippecanoe Valley’s Payton Mills 6-0, 6-0 to win the singles sectional championship. Mills advanced to Culver with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Whitko’s Devon Akers in the opening round of the Warsaw Sectional last Wednesday.

In the doubles tournament at Culver, Triton’s Chase Butler and Carter Kuntz will play Warsaw’s Spencer Britton and Nolan Knight on Saturday. Britton and Knight advanced with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Dicken and Spohn as their team’s only match point in Tuesday’s regional semifinal. Butler and Kuntz were the Trojans’ only point in their Bremen Sectional semifinal loss to the host Lions last week via a three-set, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 win over Brett Yelaska and Cale Brown. Saturday’s doubles championship is set for noon.

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