Area tennis players bounced
Parker’s Matt Knutson, playing Division 1 singles, was swept in straight sets by Verona’s Andrew Argall, 6-2, 6-4. Knutson, a senior, finished the season with a 17-11 record.
The Vikings’ Craig Spangler and Codi Papcke lost in Division 1 doubles, 6-1,
6-0, to Middleton’s Michael Owen and Alex Horner. Spangler and Papcke, both seniors, end the season with a 12-13 record.
“The Middleton team played very well and kind of caught our doubles team off-guard,” said Parker coach Mike Fuhrmann. “Matt (Knutson) came back and had a good second set. He was up 3-2 and lost 6-4.”
Other area athletes also failed to advance past the first round.
Fort Atkinson’s Tim Hartwick suffered only his second defeat of the season in a 6-2, 6-0 loss to Christian Phelps of Eau Claire Memorial in Division 1.
Also in Division 1, Dean Schwefel of Lake Geneva Badger lost 6-2, 6-1 to Bryan Miles of Wausau East. Badger’s doubles team of Matt Heinz and Reid Solheim lost 6-2, 6-0 to David Stockbridge and and Justin Kirtley of Homestead.
In Division 2 singles, Whitewater’s Ian Stone was defeated 6-0, 6-0 by Rishi Karri of University School. Edgerton’s doubles team of Christian Fox and Kyle Carrier lost in straight sets to Shorewood’s Jake Miller and Sawyer Carlson-Price.