Parker's Knutson reaches title match
Matt Knutson, a freshman on the Janesville Parker High boys tennis team, stepped up at the Stoughton Invitational on Saturday.
Knutson moved up from his usual No. 4 singles slot to reach the title match at No. 3 singles, but bowed to Brian Rekosky of Appleton Xavier, 7-5, 6-0.
“Matt won his first two matches and played great all day,’’ Parker coach Mike Fuhrmann said.
Meanwhile, Edgerton’s Joe Kronforst lost the No. 1 singles title match to Jefferson’s Lee Olson, 6-1, 6-2. Kronforst is coming back from a severe knee injury during the basketball season.
Appleton Xavier won the team title, earning 53 points. Parker posted 16 points to finish sixth in the eight-team tournament, which survived several long rain delays.
Appleton Xavier 53, Jefferson 35, Milton 32, Edgerton 32, Big Foot 20, Parker 16, Stoughton 13, Oregon 10.
No. 1—Title: Lee Olson (J) def. Joe Kronforst (E), 6-1, 6-2; Third:—Rob Watson (M) def. Spencer Lynch (BF), 6-0, 2-6, 10-1. Parker’s Nick Gilbank finished fifth.
No. 2—Title: Jarred Teroutky (AX) def. Austin Grandt (Mil), 6-4, 6-0. Third:—Tim Schuld (J) def. won by injury default.
No. 3—Title: Brian Rekosky (AX) def. Matt Knutson (JP), 7-5, 6-0. Third: Charles Newcomb (Mil) def. Will Gersom (BF), 6-0, 6-1.
No. 4—Title: Dillon O’Brien (AX) def. Nick Melcher (J), 6-2, 6-1. Third: Mike Palmer (S) def. Andy Miller (E),. 6-4, 6-0.
No. 1—Title: Schmitz-Acosta (AX) def. Helmick-Schaffer (S) 6-0, 61. Third: Fahrnow Cribben (BF) def. Fuder-Prater (Ed).
No. 2—Title: Perry-Marx (Ed) def. Garvey-Cencula (AX), 6-4, 2-6, 12-10. Third—Habermna-Posorske (J) def. Ceithamer-Schwenn (O), 6-3, 6-1.
No. 3—Title: Beisterveld-Dremel (AX) def. Rolain-Bauman (J), 7-5, 6-2. Third: Rasmussen-Zubow (BF) def. Ken Konkol-Jake Lewis (JP), 6-4, 5-7, 11-9.