WHS Tennis wins one, drops one

WHITEWATER HIGH 7, JEFFERSON HIGH 0

Singles

No. 1 – Slate Spear, WHITEWATER HIGH def. Blake Drays, JEFFERSON HIGH, 6-0, 6-0, -;

No. 2 – Austin Kaja, WHITEWATER HIGH def. Mason Lindemoen, JEFFERSON HIGH, 6-2, 6-2, -;

No. 3 – Nicholas Kuzoff, WHITEWATER HIGH def. Matthew Thoma, JEFFERSON HIGH, 6-2, 6-1, -;

No. 4 – Henry Bresser, WHITEWATER HIGH def. Vinny Bonofiglo, JEFFERSON HIGH, 6-1, 6-1, -;

Doubles

No. 1 – Colin Chenoweth – Broderick Frye, WHITEWATER HIGH def. Eric Bredlow – Brody Pogantsch, JEFFERSON HIGH, 6-3, 6-1, -;

No. 2 – Weston Lema – Shane Kinson, WHITEWATER HIGH def. Josh Emery – Gavin Toth, JEFFERSON HIGH, 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (8);

No. 3 – Ramon Wence – Arno Crowley, WHITEWATER HIGH def. Bryr Harenda – Sawyer Peterson, JEFFERSON HIGH, 6-0, 4-6, 1-0 (2);

Comments from Coach Dittmer:

We won our home opener 7-0 against Jefferson tonight. This was an awesome team win for us against a conference opponent. Last year we were swept by teams in our conference so it was great to take a conference win early. This was also the first time in the last three years that we have swept a team. Once again, our singles lineup did an outstanding job. Slate Spear won his match 6-0. 6-0 which is hard to do at any flight, but especially at #1 singles. Austin Kaja was able to right the ship today with an impressive 6-2, 6-2 win after falling to Luther Prep earlier in the week. It was great to see him get back to his winning ways. Nick Kuzoff also looked solid and improved his win streak to four after beating Matthew Thoma from Jefferson with a 6-2, 6-1 score. Henry backed up his great match against Luther Prep with a 6-1, 6-1 win tonight. He is undefeated at #4 singles this season and continues to improve with each match. After not winning any doubles matches against Luther Prep, we were able to win all three doubles matches today. #1 doubles played very well together en route to a 6-3, 6-1 victory. Colin Chenoweth hit some impressive groundstrokes to set up his partner, Broderick Frye, to finish the point at the net. #3 doubles dominated the first set 6-0 and then dropped the second 6-4. Despite losing the second set, Ramon Wence and Arno Crowley were able to win the match 10-2 in a tiebreaker. I most impressed with #2 doubles today. The pretty much laid an egg in the first set losing 1-6 to Jefferson. However, they were able to shake off their frustrations and regroup in between sets. They went on to win the match with a score of 1-6, 2-6, 1-0(8). It takes a lot of mental toughness to come back and win the match after losing the first set so handily. Our next meet is on Monday against East Troy. I am looking forward to seeing how we do against them. It will be  a tough test.


WHITEWATER HIGH 3, LUTHER PREPARATORY SCHOOL 4

Singles

No. 1 – Slate Spear, WHITEWATER HIGH def. Silas Steinbrenner, LUTHER PREPARATORY SCHOOL, 6-4, 6-1, -;

No. 2 – Judd Guse, LUTHER PREPARATORY SCHOOL def. Austin Kaja, WHITEWATER HIGH, 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 (8);

No. 3 – Nicholas Kuzoff, WHITEWATER HIGH def. Isaiah Schlomer, LUTHER PREPARATORY SCHOOL, 6-1, 6-4, -;

No. 4 – Henry Bresser, WHITEWATER HIGH def. Jed Mittelstadt, LUTHER PREPARATORY SCHOOL, 6-2, 6-2, -;

Doubles

No. 1 – Elijah Schwartz – Caleb Hengst, LUTHER PREPARATORY SCHOOL def. Colin Chenoweth – Broderick Frye, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-2, 6-4, -;

No. 2 – Zachary Neumann – Brian Friesenegger, LUTHER PREPARATORY SCHOOL def. Weston Lema – Shane Kinson, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-3, 6-4, -;

No. 3 – Nate Nemmers – David Pitzner, LUTHER PREPARATORY SCHOOL def. Ramon Wence – Arno Crowley, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-4, 6-0, -;​

Comments from Coach Dittmer:

We lost a close match to Luther Prep this evening 3-4. It was disappointing not to be able to come away with a win, but there were still a lot of positives to take away from the meet. Even though we lost our 3 doubles matches, I could see that doubles pairings were beginning to play to well together. Luther Prep had a strong doubles lineup, but we still managed to put some pressure on them as each of our doubles team got to 4 games in one of the sets. Our doubles players did a good job of closing to the net. On the singles side, Slate Spear continued his undefeated season at #1 singles. Nick Kuzoff looked solid like usual and made very few errors in his 6-1, 6-4 victory. Austin Kaja dropped his match after a dominating his first set. Even though he lost, I think it was a good learning experience and will motivate him during the rest of the conference season. I was most impressed with Henry Bresser today in his 6-2, 6-2 victory. I thought he played the best game I have seen from him. He has a good serve and excellent groundstrokes, but sometimes struggled with consistency. Today he played a complete all-around game where all of his shots were working for him. It should be noted that Luther Prep was missing one of their top singles players which certainly helped our cause, but that shouldn’t take away from the good things that we did tonight. I am happy thus far with our team’s progression.

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