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Adam Orr of Fremont prepares to return a shot during a boys 18 doubles match in the Fremont Health USTA Open District Championships No. 4. The event ran Friday-Sunday at the Fremont High courts.

Second-seeded Timothy Ellis picked up the boys 18 singles championship Sunday during the Fremont Health USTA Open District Championships No. 4.

Ellis, who is from Boone, Iowa, defeated top-seeded Brett Slezak of Omaha 6-1, 6-2 in the finals. Ellis had tougher battle in the semifinals as he edged Benjamin Starman of Omaha 6-4, 6-4. Slezak advanced with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Sam Faulk of Omaha.

In the girls 18 singles, Fidan Ibrahimova of Lincoln picked up a pair of wins in round-robin competition. She beat Abby Sullivan of Lincoln 6-0, 6-1 and Kristal Kuo of Bennington 6-4, 6-4.

In the boys 16 singles, top-seeded Ethan Neil of Papillion downed No. 3 Cameron Luhring of Parkersburg, Iowa, 6-4, 6-3. Neil advanced to the final by defeating Nick O’Shea 0-6, 6-4, 1-0 (9) in the semifinals. Luhring also dropped the first set of his semifinal before beating Joe Harris 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (7).

For the girls, top-seeded Bianca Rademacher of Lincoln toppled Yana Gaskell of Fairfield, Iowa, 6-3, 6-1 in the 16 finals. Rademacher advanced to the championship match with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Meena Satpathy while Gaskell beat Claire Thimgan 6-2, 6-2.

Will Blevins of Ankeny, Iowa, reigned in the boys 14 singles division. The top-seeded Blevins defeated Nicholas Rule of Tulsa, Oklahoma, 6-3 6-4 in the championship match.

In the boys 12 singles final, Declan Galligan of West Des Moines, Iowa, beat second-seeded Lachlan Gaskell of Fairfield, Iowa, 6-3, 7-5.

Lincoln resident Clare Plachy captured top honors in the girls 14 singles bracket. The second-seeded Plachy beat top-seeded Camilla Ibrahimova of Lincoln 6-4, 6-2.

In the girls 12 singles, second-seeded Abbie Peterson of Ankeny, Iowa, beat Ella Novion of Lenexa, Kansas, 6-1, 6-2 for the title. Peterson advanced with a 6-2, 7-6 (3) win over Sydney Fuger in the semifinals. Novion beat Lauren Mendlick 6-1, 6-0 in the other semifinal.

In the boys 18 doubles, Faulk and Starman beat Lincoln residents Samuel Coy and Nick O’Shea 8-2 for the championship. Ellis and Luhring were the winners at 16 doubles while Zach Quattro of Edmond, Oklahoma, teams with Nicholas Rule of Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the title in boys 14 doubles.

Lincoln resident Jackson Miller and Kobe Nhin of Edmond, Oklahoma, won the championship at boys 12 doubles. They won a pair of round-robin matches, including an 8-3 win over Lachlan Gaskell and Markus Rutledge and also an 8-0 win over Andrew Nelson and Asher Saulsbury.

At girls 18 doubles, Fidan Ibahimova and Bianca Rademacher were champions. They triumphed 8-6 over Maisie Markowitz and Claire Thimgan. The girls 16 titles winners were Omaha natives Mary Faulk and Josie Friedman.

Camilla Ibrahimova and Sarah Weber won both of their round-robin matches at 14 doubles while Fuger (Kansas City, Missouri) and Novion duplicated that feat at 12 doubles.

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