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Janesville Craig nets victory over Purple Knights

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Gazette staff
April 21, 2010
— Janesville Craig High School defeated Beloit Memorial, 5-2, in Big Eight Conference boys tennis Tuesday.

Craig split the four singles matches but swept the doubles play for the victory over the Purple Knights.


“Our inexperienced doubles teams came through for us,” Craig coach Justin Long said. “We mixed and matched and found some good combinations.”


Perry Campbell and Mo McCrone, Cody Lipetri and Zach Hardin, and Matt Hayden and Katsumi Neeno won doubles matches for Craig.


Craig will host Madison


La Follette next Tuesday.


CRAIG 5, BELOIT 2

Singles—Perry Campbell (B) def. Stewart Winter, 6-4, 6-1; Ben Goodwin (B) def. Joel Neher, 6-3, 6-3; Marvin Wedtland (JC) def. Dan Luebke, 6-3, 6-3; Derek Masters (JC) def. Chris Witting, 6-4, 6-3.


Doubles—Aaron Fredricks-Mo McCrone (JC) def. Brad Oestreich-Mac Pham, 2-6, 7-6 (7-2) 6-3; Cody Lipetri-Zack Hardin (JC), def. Javar Thomas-Steve Martin, 6-4, 6-2; Matt Hayden-Katsumi Neeno (JC) def. Dayton Bennett-Curran Murphy, 7-5, 6-1.


East sweeps Parker


Madison East is one of the top boys tennis teams in the Big Eight Conference, and the Purgolders proved it against Janesville Parker on Tuesday. East won on the Vikings’ courts, 7-0.


“East is a very quality team,” said Parker coach Mike Fuhrman. “The scores aren’t quite indicative of the improvement the guys made since last week against Beloit.”


Fuhrman praised the play of No. 1 singles player Matt Knutson, who lost to Stratton Gilmore, 6-2, 6-1.


“Stratton is a top-five, top-10 player in the state,” Fuhrman said. “Matt played him very, very well. The kid had to work for all his points.”


Fuhrman also was encouraged by the play of No. 1 doubles team of Craig Spangler and Codi Papcke.


EAST 7, PARKER 0

Singles—Stratton Gilmore (ME) def. Matt Knutson, 6-2, 6-1; Jake Rodgers (ME) def. Ian Weiland, 6-0, 6-0; Dashiell Potter (ME) def. Zach Atkins, 6-0, 6-0; Paul Elbow (ME) def. Erynn Zweifel, 6-0, 6-0.


Doubles—Nic Schultz-Chris Kappel (ME) def. Craig Spangler-Codi Papcke, 7-5, 6-4; Roger Klaen-Nate France (ME) def. Ryan Ploof-Kitchell Garey, 6-1, 6-0; Rob Miner-C. Povin (ME) def. Tanner Mecca-Dan Schlette, 6-0, 6-2.


Junior varsity—East 5, Parker 2.



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