Parker tennis heads for state

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Gazette Staff
Thursday, May 27, 2010
— Janesville Parker High School's tennis players are going where they have not been for a long time.

The Vikings' Matt Knutson and the doubles team of Craig Spangler and Codi Papcke are headed for the WIAA Division 1 boys state tournament next Thursday through Saturday, June 3-5, at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison.

Knutson, a junior, defeated Racine Horlick's Alec Sawalski, 6-3, 6-0, in a Flight 1 quarterfinal singles match to become Parker's first state singles qualifier since current Janesville Craig coach Justin Long qualified for the Vikings in 2003.

"Matt played tight at first," said Parker coach Mike Furhmann said. "But he picked it up and did a great job.''

Spangler and Papcke defeated Waterford's David Serkowski and Jordan Chart, 6-0, 7-5, in the Flight 1 quarterfinals to become Parker's first state doubles qualifiers since Fuhrmann took over as Parker's coach in 2003.

"They went out and beat the guys they needed to beat," said Furhmann. "Qualifying for state is a pretty big deal for us.''

Badger's Dean Schwefel won his Flight 1 singles quarterfinal match to join Flight 1 doubles quarterfinal winning teammates Matt Heinz and Reid Solheim with Division 1 state tournament berths.

Badger Sectional


(Champion qualifies for state)

Kenosha Tremper 56, Kenosha Bradford 28, Burlington 20, Lake Geneva Badger 20, Janesville Parker 19, Milton 13, Racine Horlick 13, Janesville Craig 12, Waterford 10, Racine Case 6, Elkhorn 6, Beloit Memorial 4, Wilmot 4, Westosha Central 4, Racine Park 0


Kenosha Tremper, 2 singles, 2 doubles; Kenosha Bradford,1 singles, 1 doubles; Lake Geneva Badger, 1 singles, 1 doubles; Janesville Parker, 1 singles, 1 doubles.


Flight 1

(Top 4 qualify for state)

Quarterfinals—Dean Schwefel (LGB) def. Alex Ferrizzi (WC), 6-0, 6-4; Michael Savaglio (KB), def. Justin Guzman (Elk), 6-0, 6-1; Matt Knutson (JP) def. Alec Sawalski (RH), 6-3, 6-0; John Carswell (KT) def. Perry Campbell (BM), 6-0, 6-0.

Semifinals—Savaglio (KB) def. Schwefel (LGB), 6-4, 6-1; J. Carswell (KT) def. Knutson (JP), 6-3, 6-0.

Finals—Title: J. Carswell (KT) def. Savaglio (KB), 6-4, 6-1. Third: Knutson (JP) injury retired to Schwefel (LGB).

Flight 2

(Champion qualifies for state)

Semifinals—Demitri Chironis (LGB) def. Aaron Schields (RH), 6-0, 6-0; David Carswell (KT) def. Joel Neher (JC), 6-0, 6-1.

Finals—Title: D. Carswell (KT) def. Chironis (LGB), 6-0, 6-0. Third: Shields (RH) def. Neher (JC), 6-4, 6-3.

Flight 3

Semifinals—Marvin Wendtland (JC) def. Mike Weber (KB), 6-1, 6-1; Craig Sherwood (KT) def. Wil Skrundz (Bur), 6-4, 6-0.

Finals—Title: Sherwood (KT) def. Wendtland (JC), 7-6, (1), 6-1. Third: Skrundz (Burl) def. Weber (KB), 6-2, 6-2.

Flight 4

Semifinals—Santiago Mancheno (KB) def. Daniel Schlette (JP), 6-0, 6-1; Patrick Georno (KT) def. Cody Dillon (Burl), 6-0, 6-1.

Finals—Title: Georno (KT) def. Mancheno, 6-2, 6-0. Third: Dillon (Burl) def. Schlette (JP), 6-3, 7-5.


Flight 1

(Top 4 advance to state)

Quarterfinals—Craig Spangler-Codi Papcke (JP) def. David Serkowski-Jordan Chart, 6-0, 7-5; Anthony Greco-Florian Dorgerloh (KB) def. Kevin Smith-Dylan Calliva (Burl), 6-2, 4-6, 7-5; Matt Heinz-Reid Solheim (LGB) def. Max Bishop-Erik Skaarnes (RH), 6-2, 3-6, 6-1; Connor Hildebrandt-Jake Humphreys (KT) def. Mo McCrone-Derek Masters (JC), 6-0, 6-0.

Semifinals—Greco-Dorgerloh (KB) def. Spangler-Papcke (JP), 6-3, 6-3; Hildebrandt-Humphreys (KT) def. Heinz-Solheim (LGB), 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.

Finals—Title: Hildebrandt-Humphreys (KT) def. Greco-Dorgerloh (KB), 6-3, 6-3. Third: Heinz-Solheim (LGB) def. Spangler-Papcke (JP), 6-3, 6-1.

Flight 2

(Champion qualifies for state)

Semifinals—David Capelli-Brett McNeil (KB) def. Eric Anderson-Corey Caldwell (Burl), 6-2. 6-4; Adam Gagliardi-Jake Riley (KT) def. Nick Gilbank-Ian Weiland (JP), 6-0, 6-3.

Finals—Title: Gagliardi-Riley (KT) def. Capelli-McNeil (KB), 6-2, 6-4. Third: Gilbank-Weiland (JP) def. Anderson-Caldwell (Burl), 6-0, 6-2.

Flight 3

Semifinals—Matt Traber-Alex Oldenburg (Burl) def. DJ Mireles-Max Lindell (Wat), 6-2, 6-3; Eric Ciszewski-Jake Larson (KT) def. Tucker Hecimovich-Jake Lee (Mil), 6-0, 6-0.

Finals—Title: Ciszewski-Larson (KT) def. Traber-Oldenburg (Burl), 6-0, 6-1. Third: Hecimovich-Lee (Mil) def. Mireles-Lindell (Wat), 6-1, 7-5.

Last updated: 1:44 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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