Tim Cianciola’s bid for a Division I state tennis singles championship remains alive.
The Canfield High School senior won his first two matches Friday at the Lindner Family Tennis Center to secure a semifinal berth today.
Cionciola began his final state tournament appearance by beating Beavercreek’s Austin Staiger 6-1, 6-1. He then defeated Massillon Jackson’s Danny Thomas 6-2, 6-3.
Cianciola will face New Albany’s Robert Cash in a semifinal match today. Cash, a junior, also advanced with back-to-back wins in straight sets. He opened with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Solon’s Kavi Jain and then defeated Cincinnati Turpin’s Grant Wendel 6-2, 6-2.
The other semifinal will pit Lewis Center Olentangy’s Stu Brdicka against Mason’s Niraj Komatineni.
Cianciola was accompanied in Mason by the Cardinals’ doubled duo of sophomore Sirin Nalluri and freshman Ben Martin.
The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.