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Watson leads Milton to tennis title

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Gazette Staff
April 26, 2008
— Led by unbeaten Rob Watson at No. 1 singles, Milton High’s boys tennis team won Saturday’s Craig Quadrangular.

Milton finished 3-0 in the four-team quad, while the host Cougars were 2-1. Janesville Parker was 1-2 and Westosha Central was 0-3.


Watson lost only one game in three matches to lead the Red Hawks to the title.


Craig’s No. 2 doubles team of seniors David Jacowski and Brian Stevens went 3-0.


“They’re a new team that is really starting to play well together,” Craig coach Gary Hallowell said of Jacowski and Stevens. “David’s got great ground strokes and Brian is a dominator at the net.


“We were a little shorthanded as a team, so I had to move some kids around. And Jace (Fenton) hurt his knee against Parker and had to quit. I hope he’s not out too long.”


Parker also had an unbeaten doubles team as sophomore Nick Gilbank and junior Jason Knutson went 3-0 at No. 1. Senior Travis Wood also finished 3-0 for the Vikings at No. 3 singles.


“Travis played really calm and collected,” Parker coach Mike Fuhrmann said. “That’s the Travis Wood we’ve been looking for.


“And Nick and Jason are really starting to take off as a doubles team. They’re 4-1 on the season and really played well today, as did our whole team, I thought.”


Parker hosts Madison La Follette on Tuesday. Craig is at Madison Memorial.


Craig Quadrangular


FINAL TEAM RESULTS


Milton, 3-0; Janesville Craig, 2-1; Janesville Parker, 1-2; Wilmot, 0-3.


CRAIG 4, PARKER 3


Singles—Mitch Curless (P) def. Ben Timlin, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 10-6; Steve Mickelson (C) def. Ethan Zillmer, 6-2, 6-2; Travis Wood (P) def. Doug Johnson, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5); Ben Tanko (C) def. Matt Knutson, 0-6, 6-4, 10-7.


Doubles—Nick Gilbank-Jason Knutson (P) won by injury default over Jace Fenton-Chris Matteson, 2-0, 2-0; David Jacowski-Brian Stevens (C) def. John Zillmer-Kyle Walker, 7-6 (11-9), 6-4; Stewart Winter-Joel Nehr (C) def. Ken Konkol-Jake Lewis, 6-4, 7-5.


MILTON 5, CRAIG 2


Singles—Rob Watson (M) def. Chris Matteson, 6-0, 6-1; Austin Grandt (M) def. Steve Mickelson, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2); Charlie Newcomb (M) def. Ben Tanko, 6-4, 7-5; Cory Singer (M) def. Ben Hazekamp, 6-0, 6-1.


Doubles—Tyler Banh-Riley Bailey (M) def. Doug Johnson-Ben Timlin, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2; David Jacowski-Brian Stevens (C) def. Max Zierath-Taylor Banh, 6-2, 6-4; Josh Pickering-Joel Nehr (C) def. Travis Morrison-Dalton Miatke, 6-0, 6-7 (5-7), 10-4.


CRAIG 7, WILMOT 0


Singles—Chris Matteson (C) def. Bryce England, 6-0, 6-1; Ben Timlin (C) def. Tom White, 6-4, 6-2; Steve Mickelson (C) def. Tom Kolkau, 6-1, 6-0; Ben Tanko (C) def. Robert Marksteiner, 6-4, 6-1.


Doubles—Joel Nehr-Ben Hazekamp (C) won by default, 2-0, 2-0; David Jacowski-Brian Stevens (C) def. John Hammond-Kevin Clark, 6-1, 6-0; Doug Johnson-Josh Pickering (C) def. Mitch Marks-Chris Jellings, 6-0, 6-0.


PARKER 7, WILMOT 0


Singles—Mitch Curless (P) def. Bryce England, 6-4, 6-0; Ethan Zillmer (P) def. Bob White, 4-6, 6-1, 10-7; Travis Wood (P) def. Tom Kolkau, 6-0, 7-5; Matt Knutson (P) def. Robert Marksteiner, 6-1, 6-3.


Doubles—Nick Gilbank-Jason Knutson won by default, 2-0, 2-0; John Zillmer-Kyle Walker (P) def. John Hammond-Kevin Clark, 6-3, 6-2; Ken Konkol-Jake Lewis (P) def. Mitch Marks-Chris Jellings, 6-3, 6-2.


MILTON 4, PARKER 3


Singles—Rob Watson (M) def. Mitch Curless, 6-0, 6-0; Austin Grandt (M) def. Ethan Zillmer, 6-0, 6-0; Travis Wood (P) def. Charles Newcomb, 6-1, 6-1; Matt Knutson (P) def. Cory Singer, 6-4, 6-2.


Doubles—Nick Gilbank-Jason Knutson (P) def. Ryan Bailey Tyler Banh, 5-7, 6-4, 10-3; Taylor Banh-Max Zierath (M) def. Kyle Walker-John Zillmer, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5); Travis Morrison-Dalton Miatke (M) def. Ken Konkol-Jake Lewis, 6-2, 7-5.



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