Paynes Post Win In Section 6 Tennis Quarters

ORCHARD PARK – Panama’s doubles duo of Bryce Payne and Jack Payne will play again today in the Section 6 Tennis Tournament at the Southtowns Tennis Center.

The pair pulled out a 6-2, 7-6 with a 7-1 tiebreaker Thursday over Raj Bhayana and Matt Mangione from Williamsville East in the quarterfinals, but fell in the semifinals, 6-2, 6-2, to Tommy Baldinger and Kevin Zablonski from Orchard Park.

The team will continue on in the tournament today and still have an opportunity to earn a spot in the state tournament at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing next week.

In singles play, Southwestern’s Matt Johnson lost to Williamsville North’s Mike Kessler, 6-3, 6-4, and Falconer’s Cooper Miller fell to North Tonawanda’s Andrew Lamar, 6-2, 6-4, in the quarterfinals.