Hamerlinck, Scott win conference B-Flight doubles tennis bracket

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Central College men’s tennis continued its run of B-Flight doubles championships at the American Rivers Conference Individual Championships Friday night.

Nick Scott (junior, Fort Benton, Mont., Great Falls Central Catholic HS) and Caleb Hamerlinck (senior, Huxley, Ballard HS) won all four of their B-Flight doubles matches after a first-round bye, ending with an 8-5 win over Loras College’s Kareem Kassas and Sean Gelski in the title.

A Dutch duo has won the B-Flight doubles crown for three consecutive years and four of the last five years dating back to 2018.

Carter Corn (freshman, Great Falls, Mont., CM Russell HS) and Brendan Hale (sophomore, Burlington) started 3-0 and advanced to the semifinals before losing to Scott and Hamerlinck in the semifinals and eventually losing the third-place match.

The singles draws only advanced through the round of 64 in each of the three flights due to rain limiting the number of available courts. Trey Hull (freshman, Ottawa) was the only Central winner in the handful of singles matches played as he beat Luis Garcia of Loras College 8-5.

The remaining matches of the tournament will continue Saturday morning at 9 am

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