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Parker tennis team gets first Big Eight win

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Gazette Staff
May 9, 2008
— Janesville Parker High School’s boys tennis team used a close loss to cross-town rival Janesville Craig on Tuesday to propel it to its first Big Eight victory of the season Thursday afternoon.

The Vikings defeated visiting Sun Prairie, 6-1, at Palmer Park to move to 1-6 in the conference.


“We knew it was going to be a tough match,” said Parker coach Mike Fuhrmann. “We played a close match against Craig, and we took that momentum into this one.”


The Vikings won three of four singles matches and swept the doubles competition.


“As a whole, we played great,” Fuhrmann said. “Once again, our No. 3 doubles team (Kevin Konkel and Jake Lewis) showed great resiliency. They won in three sets against Craig and again won in three sets today. They find a way.”


The Vikings participate in the Fort Atkinson Quadrangular today and close the Big Eight regular season at Madison Memorial on Monday.


PARKER 6, SUN PRAIRIE 1


Singles—Mitch Curless (JP) def. Tilo Duergel, 7-6 (7-2) 6-0; Ethan Zillmer (JP) Mitch Rankin, 6-4, 6-2; Phil Buedding (SP) def. Travis Woods, 6-3, 6-4; Matt Knutson (JP) def. Tom Smith, 6-0, 6-0.


Doubles—Jason Knutson-Nick Gilbank (JP) def. Kyle Gosdeck-Matt Montgomery, 6-2, 6-1; John Zillmer-Kyle Walker(JP) def. Alex Grencik-Dan White, 6-0, 6-2; Kevin Konkel-Jake Lewis (JP) def. Brian Smith-Tyson Hartmann, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-4.


Junior varisty—Sun Prairie 5, Parker 2.



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