Rain pushes tennis tourney to tomorrow


The Howard County tennis tournament, rained out Friday and yesterday, will resume tomorrow with quarterfinal and semifinal matches at the Wilde Lake Tennis Club. The finals are scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Peter Finck, the county's tennis program coordinator, said that Mount Hebron will be declared the regular-season champion. The Vikings lead the league with a 15-2 record, followed by Centennial and Wilde Lake at 14-3. None of the teams played their last regular-season match because of rain. Mount Hebron was scheduled to play host to last-place Oakland Mills (2-15), Centennial was to play at Glenelg (4-13) and Wilde Lake was to play host to Howard (7-10).

Finck made the decision based on the following:

The county tournament will run through Tuesday, weather permitting, and the region tournament begins Friday.

Mount Hebron already beat Oakland Mills, 8-1, earlier this season.

"This is something the kids wanted, and they played hard all season to reach their goal," said third-year Mount Hebron coach Casey Crouse. "I'm very proud of them. It's been a fabulous season."

Mount Hebron last won the county title in 1994. The Vikings will graduate four of their top seven boys players but only one of their top seven girls.


Here is Monday's playoff schedule: Class 1A South -- Hammond at Glenelg, 4 p.m.; 2A South -- Potomac at Atholton, 3 p.m., Surrattsville at Long Reach, 3: 45 p.m., Howard at River Hill, 4 p.m.; Class 3A East -- Wilde Lake at J.M. Bennett, 4 p.m.

Pub Date: 5/10/98

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