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68th USHA National Three-Wall Championships - Three-Wall Nationals

 

MAUMEE, Ohio -- A late summer heat wave brought higher temperatures to the courts followed by a brief rain delay in the afternoon on Saturday.  Play was suspended for a few minutes as the Toledo Handball Grounds Crew sprung into action, drying the courts with a team of propane blowers to continue play. 

In Men's Open Singles action, Sean Lenning battled Luis Cordova Jr. for a spot in Sunday's final.  Lenning was crushing the ball against Cordova, clearly focused on making the final, but his opponent made him work through two tough games before conceding 21-15 and 21-16. 

Three-wall fans braced for the second semifinal, a match-up between the always exciting Dane Szatkowski and young star Daniel Cordova.  Cordova jumped to a quick lead in the first game only to see Szatkowski come back to take a small lead.  While Szatkowski looked like the more experienced three-waller, Cordova's youth combined with a nasty serve which hopped out the back of the court, helped him prevail, winning 21-16, 21-12. 

Sean Lenning defends his title against Daniel Cordova in the Men's Open Singles final at 11 p.m.  Watch the Men's Singles Final LIVE HERE:  https://www.youtube.com/USHAHandball

In other action, Marty Clemens (shown swinging) defeated Mike Fagan for the Veteran's Golden (55-plus) title, 21-12, 21-18.  Dr. Dan Zimet cruised to another singles crown, defeating Jim Karner in the Veteran Masters (45-plus) final, 21-6, 21-5. 

Other title winners include:  Mike Driscoll (80-plus), Richard Solomon (75-plus), John Friedrich (65-plus), Casey Mayo (40-plus), and Fernando Alvarez (40B).

See Saturday's results HERE.