Perrysburg junior Jeffrey Schorsch will take an undefeated record into the Division I state tennis tournament this weekend at Ohio State University.
Schorsch improved his record to 22-0 when he won a D-I district title Saturday by defeating Central Catholic sophomore Dugan Delp 6-1, 6-1.
"I'm playing pretty well right now," Schorsch said. "My serve is coming around and with my forehand, I'm hitting the ball much more crisply."
Schorsch, a three-time Northern Lakes League champion, is making his third straight trip to the state meet. He qualified in doubles last year with David Hoops after finishing second at the district. As a freshman, he placed second in the singles at district to advance to state.
"He is peaking right now," Perrysburg coach Mark Weider said. "He's ready for this tournament."
Schorsch has lost in the first round each time in Columbus. He will face Canyon Teague of Gahanna Lincoln in the first round Friday. Schorsch defeated Teague in a match earlier this season.
"This year will be different," Schorsch said. "I feel well about doing down to state. I've played all these guys and I know their games pretty well. The broad goal is to win it all. But I just want to play my game. I don't want to lose playing badly. I feel I have as good a chance as anybody."
Delp also advanced. He will play Aaron Sandberg of Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit in the opening round.
In Division I doubles, the St. John's Jesuit team of Kevin Brown and Spencer Crawford won the district title to qualify to state. Brown, a freshman, and Crawford, a senior, square off against Cincinnati Sycamore's team of Yuri Karev and Nakul Narendren.
Northview seniors Brandon Rachwal and Spencer Georgetti also advance to state and will play Dylan Stern and Nikhil Granhi of Cincinnati Sycamore.
In Division II, Maumee Valley's doubles team of Grant McPherson and Stephen Shin took second at the district tournament and will take on Portsmouth's Trevor Violette and Tanner Hatcher in the opening round.