LEWISTON — BobTom Flynn of Hancock, who plays for the John Bapst Crusaders, battled his way to the semifinal round of the State Tennis Singles Tournament with a pair of wins on Tuesday at Bates College in Lewiston.
Two other Hancock County players — junior Tyler Small of the Ellsworth Eagles and freshman Mea Clark of the Mount Desert Island Trojans — were eliminated in Tuesday’s quarterfinals.
The second-seeded Flynn, who injured his back while downing Taylor Dimick of Falmouth 6-0, 6-0 in the Round of 16 earlier in the day, fought through the pain to get past seventh-ranked Eric Hall of Lewiston 6-1, 6-1 in the quarterfinal.
He will face third-seeded Justin Brogan of Falmouth in semifinal action on Saturday at Bates.
Small and Clark both won their first matches in Tuesday’s round of 16 before falling to the tournament’s top seeds in the quarterfinals.
Small, who was seeded eighth, battled through three sets to defeat Adam Levesque of Mount Ararat 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 before losing in straight sets to top-seeded Patrick Ordway of Waynflete 6-0, 6-1.
Clark, who was seeded ninth, upset eighth-seeded Natalie Egbert of Gorham in three sets, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, in the Round of 16 before losing to top-seeded Maria Varona of Kennebunk 6-1, 6-2 in the quarterfinal.
In Monday’s Round of 48, Flynn downed Burke Paxton of North Yarmouth Academy in the second round 6-1, 6-0.
Small won the first set 6-3 over Gustav Mansson of Orono, who retired at 1-0 of the second set in round two.
Clark rolled over Emily Campbell of York 6-0. 6-1 in her second round match.
In other boys’ action:
Johnny Xue of George Stevens Academy downed Garrett Brann of Brunswick 6-1, 6-3 in the first round, but fell to 12th-seeded Brendan McCarthy of Falmouth 6-1, 6-3 in the second round.
In other girls’ action:
Julia Christie of MDI downed Haley Lizotte of Van Buren 6-3, 6-0 in the first round but fell to sixth-seeded Libby Voccola of Falmouth 6-0, 6-1 in the second round.
Holly Wadman of Ellsworth bested Maddie Theoharidis of GSA 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the first round but lost to third-seeded Maisie Silverman of Brunswick 6-0, 6-0 in the second round.
Meo Pourreyron of Morse downed Ashley Harding of Ellsworth 6-1, 6-4 in the first round.
Taylor Edmondson of Cony defeated Grace Robbins of MDI 6-4, 6-5 in the first round.