Janesville Craig, Parker fall in tennis
Janesville Craig High School’s boys tennis team suffered its first loss of the Big Eight season, dropping a 5-2 decision to Madison La Follette here Tuesday at Palmer Park.
Joel Neher won at No. 2 singles for Craig (2-1), and Marvin Wedtland followed up with a win at No. 3 singles.
“It was a tough loss, but I’m proud of the way we battled in each and every match,” first-year Craig coach Justin Long said.
“For Joel to come back and win his match after getting beat badly in the first set says a lot.”
Craig is at Madison Memorial on Thursday.
LA FOLLETTE 5, CRAIG 2
Singles—Steve Amend (ML) def. Stewart Winter, 6-4, 6-4; Joel Neher (JC) def. Jake Amend, 2-6, 7-5, 6-1; Marvin Wedtland (JC) def. Adam Martin, 6-3, 6-1; Matt Pugh (ML) def. Derek Masters, 6-2, 6-3.
Doubles—Spencer Williams-Keaton Walkowski (ML) def. Aaron Fredricks-Mo McCrone, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3; Dalton Weum-Ross Schillinglaw (ML) def. Zach Harden-Cody Lipetri, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4; Noah Lawrence-Eric Winders (ML) def. Katsumi Neeno-Matt Hayden, 6-1, 7-5.
Junior varsity—Craig 7, La Follette 0.
-- West 7, Parker 0—Matt Knutson played a competitive match at No. 1 singles, but that was the highlight for Janesville Parker in a Big Eight loss at Madison West.
Knutson fell to Tim Choi, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
“Matt played very well,” said Parker coach Mike Fuhrman. “He had a great first set and was up in the second, but Choi is a good player.
“It was a tightly contested match, and at times, Matt hit as well as he had all season.
“We’ll keep working and prepare for Verona.”
The Vikings (1-2) host the Wildcats on Thursday.
WEST 7, PARKER 0
Singles—Choi (MW) def. Matt Knutson, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Sporck (MW) def. Ian Weiland, 6-0, 6-0; Corkeny (MW) def. Zach Atkins, 6-1, 6-0; Leeper (MW) def. Erynn Zweifel, 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles—Mortersen-Polelle (MW) def. Craig Spangler-Codi Papecke, 6-0, 6-1; Elsas-Belorg (MW) def. Kitchell Garey-Ryan Ploof, 6-0, 6-1; Deger-Foy (MW) def. Tanner Mecca-Dan Schlette, 6-0, 6-0.
Junior varsity—West 7, Parker 0.