Harford's small contingent at the Maryland State Tennis Tournament resulted in a third-place showing for the Fallston mixed doubles team of Connor van Scyoc and Anna Holehouse Saturday at the University of Maryland.
The pair won two matches to gain a semifinal spot, before losing. They opened play with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Ahmad Dajani and Brooke Davidson of Cambridge-South Dorchester. The quarterfinal win also came in straight sets, 7-6, 6-2 over Ben Slay and Erin Falvey of Severna Park.
Van Scyoc and Holehouse then hit A snag against eventual state champions, Michael Gauch and Catie Gauch of Churchill. The locals fell in straight sets, 6-0, 6-3. In the consolation match, van Scyoc and Holehouse were given third place when Atholton's Scott Lee and Jenna Sweet retired from play.
The Bel Air girls doubles team of Holly Naumann and Karlie Scherba was a match winner as well, before losing in the quarterfinals. Naumann and Scherba won 6-0, 6-1 over Perry Hall's Nicole Gerhold and Jessica Lang.
The pair then fell to Churchill's Haley Keats and Syria Movva, 6-3, 6-2. Keats and Movva went on to win the state title.
Fallston's Nicole Kalver played in girls singles, losing an opening match to Jessica Zhao of Meade in three sets. The scores were 6-5, 5-6 (11-9).
C. Milton Wright's Bobby Frantz competed in boys singles, also losing his opening match. Frantz lost to Max Ober of North Hagerstown, 6-3, 7-6.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun