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Knutson continues hot streak

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Gazette staff
May 14, 2011
— Matt Knutson’s solid spring continued Saturday for Janesville Parker’s boys tennis team.

The Viking senior won both of his matches at No. 1 singles at the Milton Triangular.


The host Red Hawks, behind the No. 1 doubles team of Tyson Banh and Dylan Meyer, won both of their matches to win the title. Milton defeated Parker, 5-2, and Jefferson, 7-0. Jefferson slipped past Parker, 4-3.


Knutson, who is 10-1 the last two weeks, won both of his matches, 6-1, 6-1.


“Matt’s really playing well right now,” Parker coach Mike Fuhrmann said. “And Ryan (Ploof) had a nice day, too, going 2-0.


“The conditions weren’t the greatest being wet and windy, but it was playable and the same for everybody.”


Parker will wrap up the Big Eight Conference dual-meet season Monday when it hosts Madison West.


Milton Triangular


FINAL STANDINGS


Milton, 2-0; Jefferson, 1-1; Parker, 0-2.


MATCH RESULTS


Jefferson 4, Parker 3


Milton 7, Jefferson 0


Milton 5, Parker 2


MILTON 5, PARKER 2


Singles: Matt Knutson (P) def. Jared Matchette, 6-1, 6-1; Sebastian Pizarro Yanez (M) def. Ian Weiland, 6-1, 6-0; Ryan Ploof (P) def. Ken Yap, 3-6, 6-4, (10-1); Matt Schulz (M) def. Ethan Zweifel, 6-3, 6-0.


Doubles: Tyson Banh-Dylan Meyer (M) def. Nick Garey-Austin McDonald, 6-1, 6-1; Kyle Jensen-Jake Lee (M) def. Jordan Peyer-David Palan, 6-0, 6-2; Matt Winters-Luke Lee (M) def. Jaren Norrell-Spencer Debroux, 7-5, 6-3.


Craig wins twice


The Cougars won both of their matches Saturday at the Sun Prairie Triangular, defeating Sun Prairie, 7-0, and Milwaukee Ronald Reagan, 4-3.


“The doubles went 6-0 today. I thought they played very well today,” Craig coach Justin Long said.


Long also praised the play of Katsumi Neeno, who didn’t play against Sun Prairie but was Craig’s only singles winner against Milwaukee Ronald Reagan. Neeno, at No. 4 singles, defeated Charles Xiong, 6-4,


4-6, 10-8.


Craig (9-9 overall) concludes its Big Eight dual-meet season Monday at Verona.


Sun Prairie Triangular


CRAIG 7, SUN PRAIRIE 0


Singles—Joel Nehr (C) def. Amos Voung, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6); Derek Masters (C) def. Sam Clarke, 6-4, 6-3; Sam dePoutiloss (C) def. Joel Collingwood, 6-3, 6-2; Ross Sroda (C) def. Andrew Blettner, 6-3, 6-4.


Doubles—Mo McCrone-Stewart Winter (C) def. Jordan Noble-Drew Reindl, 6-3, 6-7 (7-5), 10-8; Zack Hardin-Cody Lipetri (C) def. Kevin Bernard-Cailean Rosseter, 6-4, 6-1; Joe Worple-Scott Catlin (C) def. Ryan Fitzpatrick-Keegan Moldenhauer, 7-5, 6-3.


CRAIG 4, MILWAUKEE RONALD REAGAN 3


Singles—Alex Yang (M) def. Joel Nehr, 6-3,


6-4; Trung Nugyen (M) def. Sam dePoutiloss,


6-2, 6-0; Tyler Larson (M) def. Ross Sroda, 3-6, 6-0, 10-3; Katsumi Neeno (C) def. Charles Xiong, 6-4, 4-6, 10-8.


Doubles—Mo McCrone-Stewart Winter (C) def. Wunglu Xiong-Koravee Jatavpudnapomong, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2; Zack Hardin-Cody Lipetri (C) def. Hao Tran-Mike Bergevain, 6-1, 6-0; Joe Worple-Scott Catlin (C) def. Miguel Garcia-Joe Olsweski, 6-1, 6-1.



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