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Area players fall in state tennis

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Gazette Staff
May 30, 2008
— The boys WIAA individual state tennis tournament was filled with extra qualifiers from the area, but only one got an extra thrill in Thursday’s first round.

Jefferson High senior Tim Schuld gained a win with two sets and a tiebreaker in Division 2 singles at Nielsen Tennis Stadium. The exrtra qualifier defeated Brown Deer junior Demetrius Johnson, 6-3, 2-6, 12-10.


Schuld (21-3) was to go against top-seeded Milwaukee University School junior Nick Buckley (10-6) in today’s second round.


Big Foot/Williams Bay senior Spencer Lynch (19-7), the area’s only automatic qualifier in Division 2 singles, suffered a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Brookfield Academy senior John McGowan.


Jefferson junior Lee Olson (19-5) and Edgerton senior Joe Kronforst (16-5) earned return trips to state as extra qualifiers in Division 2 singles, but both bowed out in the first round. Milwaukee University School senior Sanjay Hariharan (26-2) notched a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Olson, and La Crosse Aquinas junior Bob Steingraeber (14-5) got a 2-0, 2-0 win over Kronforst on a walkover.


Edgerton juniors Ben Fuder and Chad Prater (17-6), who earned an automatic berth in Division 2 doubles, dropped a 6-3, 7-5 decision to extra qualifiers Christopher Jumes and Cameron Fiebig (18-2) of Appleton Xavier.


As extra qualifiers in Division 2 doubles, Edgerton juniors Brek Perry and Tyler Marx (21-2) fell to New Berlin Eisenhower juniors Matthew Dustrude and Mark Fleming (9-1), 6-0, 6-2.


Big Foot/Williams Bay’s senior doubles team of Ryan Fahrnow and Kyual Cribben (12-6) lost to junior John Chamberlain and sophomore Jake Miller (9-6) of Shorewood, 6-1, 7-6 (3), in Division 2.


Lake Geneva Badger senior Alex Groth (20-4), an automatic qualifier in Division 1 singles, dropped a hard-fought decision to Mequon Homestead junior Cameron Mickelson (13-4), an extra qualifier, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 10-8.


Elkhorn senior Jorge Ruiz (12-3) lost 6-4, 7-5 to Manitowoc senior Ethan Kadow in a Division 1 singles battle of extra qualifiers.


Milton juniors Tyler Banh and Riley Bailey (17-4) lost 6-0, 6-1 to senior Trevor Sorenson and junior Zach Graham (24-5) of Stevens Point in a battle of extra qualifiers for Division 1 doubles.


Junior Augie Geldermann and senior Dillon Gaddi (17-4), Badger’s automatic qualifiers in Division 1 doubles, lost 6-3, 7-5 to Eau Claire Memorial seniors Ryan Falch and Jeff Liegel (24-3).


Today’s action will carry the tournament through the quarterfinals. Semifinals and finals are Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m., with championship matches scheduled for 2 p.m.



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