WHS Tennis season comes to a close

Photos by Bob Mischka

From Coach Dittmer:

Our tennis season concluded today with sub-sectionals at East Troy. Nick Kuzoff won his first match via forfeit against Monroe. He then lost to #1 McFarland (Tyson Laux) 6-2, 6-2 in the next round. Despite the loss, he played a good match in which he hustled to track down every ball and make his opponent work to earn every point. Of our players today, I was most impressed with #1 doubles (Cole Kinson and Austin Kaya) and #4 singles (Henry Bresser). Cole and Austin took care of Jefferson in the first round, beating them 6-4, 6-3 with some great net play. They eventually fell to top-seeded Big Foot in the next round 6-2, 6-1. Henry Bresser won a tight battle in first match against Edgerton 7-6(8), 5-7, 6-4. He then lost the next round to #1 McFarland (Jack Newman) 6-1, 6-1. Henry showed a lot of promise with his groundstrokes and I am very optimistic about his tennis future.

Unfortunately, we were unable to advance anyone to Sectionals, but I thought we played good matches and have nothing to hang our heads about. I had a great season coaching these players and look forward to seeing how our younger players grow next season. I will certainly miss our three Seniors, Cole Kinson, Anthony Reed, and captain Joe Creanza. They were great leaders to our team. I can’t wait for next season, go Whippets!

WHS tennis takes six of seven matches versus University Lake

WHITEWATER HIGH 6, UNIVERSITY LAKE SCHOOL 1

Singles
No. 1 — Garrison Keller, University Lake School, def. Slate Spear, WHITEWATER HIGH, 2-6, 6-3, 10-7; No. 2 — Joseph Creanza, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Cory Muehlmeier, University Lake School, 6-1, 6-7 (4), 10-5; No. 3 — Nicholas Kuzoff, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Sean Cavin, University Lake School, 6-1, 6-3; No. 4 — Henry Bresser, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Leah Bryant-Nanz, University Lake School, 6-2, 6-4;

Doubles
No. 1 — Austin Kaja-Cole Kinson, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Priscilla Bronner-Andy Xia, University Lake School 6-7 (5), 6-3, 10-3; No. 2 — Colin Chenoweth-Anthony Reed, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Braden Anderson-Colin Chen, University Lake School 6-0, 6-1; No. 3 — Weston Lema-Broderick Frye, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Jameson Cavin-Elias Rink, University Lake School 6-2, 6-1;

Comments from Coach Dittmer:

We won our meet 6-1 against University Lake. Our #2 and #3 doubles played great matches and won in convincing fashion. Both doubles teams were aggressive and converted on a lot of overheads. Henry Bresser and Nick Kuzoff both earned singles wins with good, consistent shot making. Joe Creanza wasn’t feeling his best, but was able to dig deep and pull out a victory in a 3rd set tiebreaker. #1 doubles rebounded to win the match after dropping the first set. Slate Spear lost his #1 singles match, but I felt like this was one of his top performances of the season. His opponent was just able to elevate his game a little more than Slate in the deciding tiebreak.

Whippets Tennis conference tournament results

From Coach Dittmer:

Whitewater took 7th in our tennis conference tournament. McFarland took 1st place. Our 3 singles player Nick Kuzoff took 5th with a win against East Troy in the consolation bracket. Our #1 singles player Slate Spear also had a good tournament. After losing his first match to Big Foot, he rebounded nicely. Slate concluded the day with a great comeback win against Edgerton 6-7(7), 7-5, 10-3.

Even though our doubles teams didn’t finish in a great spot, we certainly had our chances to upset some teams. All three of our doubles teams, unfortunately, lost match-tiebreaks during the tournament. Joe Creanza took on the #2 seed in his first match and although Joe lost, he gave the higher seed everything he could handle. Well, it was not reflected in our final place, but I thought we played very well during the tournament.

WHS Tennis takes down Racine

WHITEWATER HIGH 6, RACINE PARK 1

Singles
No. 1 — Cole Kinson, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Braxton Borner, Racine PARK, 6-3, 1-6, 10-8; No. 2 — Jared Christensen, Racine PARK, def. Joseph Creanza, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-2, 6-4; No. 3 — Anthony Reed, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Ben Granger, Racine PARK, 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 — Colin Chenoweth, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Jacob Wilson, Racine PARK, 6-0, 6-1;

Doubles
No. 1 — Austin Kaja-Slate Spear, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Daniel Ruiz-Isaac Wilson, Racine PARK 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 — Broderick Frye-Henry Bresser, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. James Sisk-Christian Barlow, Racine PARK 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 — Weston Lema-Zach Brantmeier, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Forfeit Forfeit-Forfeit Forfeit, Racine PARK 2-0, 2-0;

Comments from Coach Dittmer:

“All throughout the lineup, our team played very focused. Cole Kinson and Anthony Reed were both able to pull out victories in their Senior Night matches. The doubles pair of Henry Bresser and Broderick Frye got their first win of the season as a team. They played some very aggressive tennis and hit lots of overheads. I am very happy with how we played and hope that we can keep the momentum rolling into our conference tourney on Thursday.”

East Troy bests WHS tennis

EAST TROY HIGH 6, WHITEWATER HIGH 1

Singles
No. 1 — Nick Bourdo, EAST TROY HIGH, def. Cole Kinson, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 — CJ D’Amico, EAST TROY HIGH, def. Joseph Creanza, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-2, 6-2; No. 3 — Nicholas Kuzoff, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Mac Dudkiewicz, EAST TROY HIGH, 6-3, 6-2; No. 4 — Paul Friemuth, EAST TROY HIGH, def. Weston Lema, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-0, 6-1;

Doubles
No. 1 — Joe Moede-Jered Brehm, EAST TROY HIGH, def. Slate Spear-Austin Kaja, WHITEWATER HIGH 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 — Logan Fitch-Connor Knudson, EAST TROY HIGH, def. Anthony Reed-Colin Chenoweth, WHITEWATER HIGH 6-4, 6-2; No. 3 — Griffin Gerber-Sam Jurglianas, EAST TROY HIGH, def. Broderick Frye-Henry Bresser, WHITEWATER HIGH 6-0, 6-1;

Comments from Coach Dittmer:

Our lone victory came at #3 singles from Nick Kuzoff. Nick played one of his best matches of the season. I can see how his game has really improved from the beginning of the season. He is now hitting a lot of good backhands in his matches. Even though he lost, Cole Kinson also put up a solid fight at #1 singles. He was effective in executing his game plan but just wasn’t able to win the critical points in the set.

WHS Tennis lose meets vs McFarland, Luther Prep

Photos by Bob Mischka

MCFARLAND HIGH 7, WHITEWATER HIGH 0

Singles
No. 1 — Ben Ruggles, MCFARLAND HIGH, def. Slate Spear, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 — Carter Johnson, MCFARLAND HIGH, def. Joseph Creanza, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 — Tyson Laux, MCFARLAND HIGH, def. Nicholas Kuzoff, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 — Jack Newman, MCFARLAND HIGH, def. Zach Brantmeier, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-0, 6-0;

Doubles
No. 1 — Simon Dingle-Logan Snelling, MCFARLAND HIGH, def. Austin Kaja-Cole Kinson, WHITEWATER HIGH 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 — Garrett Larsen-Noah Stanis, MCFARLAND HIGH, def. Colin Chenoweth-Anthony Reed, WHITEWATER HIGH 4-6, 6-2, 11-9; No. 3 — Carter Mcshane-Michael Sutor, MCFARLAND HIGH, def. Henry Bresser-Broderick Frye, WHITEWATER HIGH 6-1, 6-1;

From Coach Dittmer:

There were not a lot of bright spots in the blowout with the exception of our #2 doubles. They played the best I have seen this season and I believe that they will continue to improve in the final month. I thought they did a great job of communicating with their signals and hit some excellent groundstrokes. I am looking forward to seeing how they finish up the season.


LUTHER PREPARATORY SCHOOL 7, WHITEWATER HIGH 0

Singles
No. 1 — Jonah Schulz, Luther Preparatory School, def. Slate Spear, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 — Jonathan Marquardt, Luther Preparatory School, def. Joseph Creanza, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-4, 6-4; No. 3 — Elijah Schulz, Luther Preparatory School, def. Nicholas Kuzoff, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-3, 6-4; No. 4 — Josiah Koelpin, Luther Preparatory School, def. Weston Lema, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-0, 6-0;

Doubles
No. 1 — Marcus Sims-Seth Koelpin, Luther Preparatory School, def. Austin Kaja-Cole Kinson, WHITEWATER HIGH 6-1, 6-1; No. 2 — Eric Fluegge-Mike Friesenegger, Luther Preparatory School, def. Colin Chenoweth-Anthony Reed, WHITEWATER HIGH 6-2, 6-2; No. 3 — Elijah Schwartz-Caleb Hengst, Luther Preparatory School, def. Henry Bresser-Broderick Frye, WHITEWATER HIGH 6-0, 6-0;

From Coach Dittmer:

Despite losing, Nick Kuzoff played an impressive match at #3 singles. I can really see his improvement from the first day of the season to now. He played a lot of long points and just came up a bit short. Joe Creanza also left it all out on the court in his loss at #2 singles. He hit a lot of really good shots but just made a few too many errors in the end. Even though he lost, I was very proud of his effort. He even got sick during his match but wanted to continue playing. It is great to see that kind of dedication from the Senior.

WHS Tennis Falls to Edgerton

EDGERTON HIGH 7, WHITEWATER HIGH 0

Singles
No. 1 — Nick Rusch, EDGERTON HIGH, def. Cole Kinson, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-4, 6-1; No. 2 — Lewis Kim, EDGERTON HIGH, def. Slate Spear, WHITEWATER HIGH, 7-6 (4), 6-2; No. 3 — Connor Masanz, EDGERTON HIGH, def. Joseph Creanza, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-2, 6-3; No. 4 — Jacob Hendersoal, EDGERTON HIGH, def. Anthony Reed, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-1, 6-1;

Doubles
No. 1 — Garrett Yttri-Michael Ferraro, EDGERTON HIGH, def. Colin Chenoweth-Weston Lema, WHITEWATER HIGH 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 — Matthew Pierce-Henry Conway, EDGERTON HIGH, def. Nicholas Kuzoff-Henry Bresser, WHITEWATER HIGH 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 — Nolan Fox-Tyler Bavery, EDGERTON HIGH, def. Forfeit Forfeit-Forfeit Forfeit, WHITEWATER HIGH 2-0, 2-0;

From Coach Dittmer:

“We lost our meet 0-7 to Edgerton. We were outplayed in every flight by a very good team. They were a focused team that made very few mistakes and forced our players to try to hit shots that we weren’t comfortable with. Joe Creanza, despite losing, played extremely well at #3 singles.  He did a good job of moving his opponent around the court and staying patient in long rallies.”

WHS Tennis Triangular Meet: DE FOREST HIGH 4, WHITEWATER HIGH 3; MONROE HIGH 5, WHITEWATER HIGH 2

DE FOREST HIGH 4, WHITEWATER HIGH 3

Singles
No. 1 — Adam Horton, DE FOREST HIGH, def. Slate Spear, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-4, 6-0; No. 2 — Joseph Creanza, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Eliot Pickhardt, DE FOREST HIGH, 6-3, 6-1; No. 3 — Brady Feist, DE FOREST HIGH, def. Henry Bresser, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-1, 6-2; No. 4 — Nils Malander, DE FOREST HIGH, def. Broderick Frye, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-1, 6-0;

Doubles
No. 1 — Austin Kaja-Cole Kinson, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Josh Dichoso-Nathan Xiong, DE FOREST HIGH 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 — Anthony Reed-Colin Chenoweth, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Nolan McCann-Dominic Caracci, DE FOREST HIGH 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 — Will Simon-Bryce Erdman, DE FOREST HIGH, def. Reilly Aschenberner-Zach Brantmeier, WHITEWATER HIGH 6-2, 6-3;

MONROE HIGH 5, WHITEWATER HIGH 2

Singles
No. 1 — Cole Kinson, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Daniel Adamo, MONROE HIGH, 6-2, 7-6 (5); No. 2 — Slate Spear, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Chris Andraski, MONROE HIGH, 6-3, 6-3; No. 3 — Bo Bahler, MONROE HIGH, def. Joesph Creanza, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-1, 6-1; No. 4 — Wade Sweeney, MONROE HIGH, def. Reilly Aschenberner, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-2, 6-2;

Doubles
No. 1 — Nick Schumacher-Evan Thompson, MONROE HIGH, def. Colin Chenoweth-Austin Kaja, WHITEWATER HIGH 6-4, 2-6, 10-6; No. 2 — David Keegan-Luke Quinn, MONROE HIGH, def. Henry Bresser-Anthony Reed, WHITEWATER HIGH 7-5, 6-3; No. 3 — Quinn Schultz-Landon Knobel, MONROE HIGH, def. Broderick Frye-Zach Brantmeier, WHITEWATER HIGH 7-5, 6-7 (5), 19-17;

Comments from Coach Dittmer:

“We lost both are meets in our triangular. The highlights for us included Cole Kinson and Austin Kaja who won their match at #1 doubles 6-0, 6-0. Cole also won a match at #1 singles. We had a lot of players win matches between the two dual meets, but we could not string together enough wins to win either meet as a team. Broderick Frye and Zach Brantmeier lost to Monroe in an epic 3rd set tiebreak which lasted 36 points. Both teams were there for the whole tiebreak cheering their players on in what was some great tennis.”

WHS Tennis: Big Foot 5, Whitewater 2

Photos by Bob Mischka

Singles
No. 1 — Tino Valsangaicomo, BIG FOOT HIGH, def. Slate Spear, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 — Cole Kinson, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. John McHugh, BIG FOOT HIGH, 6-2, 6-4; No. 3 — Joseph Creanza, WHITEWATER HIGH, def. Eman Carreno, BIG FOOT HIGH, 6-1, 6-2; No. 4 — Eli Hibl, BIG FOOT HIGH, def. Nicholas Kuzoff, WHITEWATER HIGH, 6-4, 6-4;

Doubles
No. 1 — Jack Heidenreich-Christian Karabas, BIG FOOT HIGH, def. Austin Kaja-Anthony Reed, WHITEWATER HIGH 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 — Jack Grunow-Gunnar Smith, BIG FOOT HIGH, def. Colin Chenoweth-Henry Bresser, WHITEWATER HIGH 6-3, 6-1; No. 3 — Alex Laing-Bo Freytag, BIG FOOT HIGH, def. Weston Lema-Broderick Frye, WHITEWATER HIGH 6-3, 6-2;

Comments from Coach Dittmer:

“The highlights for Whitewater include Cole Kinson and Joseph Creanza’s win. Cole struck the ball extremely well and limited his errors. Joe was very quick around the court and was able to work his opponent around effectively. Nick Kuzoff played well in a losing effort as he was able to extend a lot of points with his athleticism and hustle. Big Foot had some very tough players and played some great matches to earn the victory.”

WHS Boys Tennis Tops Beloit Memorial

Photos by Bob Mischka

WHITEWATER HIGH 4, BELOIT MEMORIAL HIGH 3

Singles
No. 1 — Slate Spear, WHITEWATER HIGH, def . Matt Wick, MEMORIAL HIGH, 7-6 (8), 6-4; No. 2 — Cole Kinson, WHITEWATER HIGH, def . Britton Schow, MEMORIAL HIGH, 6-4, 7-6 (5); No. 3 — Austin Kaja, WHITEWATER HIGH, def . Zach Strong, MEMORIAL HIGH, 6-1, 6-2; No. 4 — Nicolas Kuzof, WHITEWATER HIGH, def . Gabriel Garza, MEMORIAL HIGH, 6-3, 6-2;

Doubles
No. 1 — Thomas Oselio-Max Mejia, MEMORIAL HIGH, def. Anthony Reed-Colin Chenoweth, WHITEWATER HIGH 6-3, 6-2; No. 2 — Adrian Sowicz-Nikolaus Carpenter, MEMORIAL HIGH, def. Joesph Creanza-Henry Bresser, WHITEWATER HIGH 6-3, 6-2; No. 3 — August Braatz-Noah Poepping, MEMORIAL HIGH, def. Zach Brantmeier-Christian Knedler, WHITEWATER HIGH 6-2, 6-2;

Comments from Coach Jordan Dittmer:

As a whole, our team played well, especially in singles where we swept Beloit Memorial. Austin Kaja and Nick Kuzoff played very well in their convincing wins at #3 and #4 singles. Cole Kinson edged out a close victory at #2 singles to tie the meet at 3-3. Slate Spear was the hero as the meet came down to him at #1 singles. The score was 3-3 when Slate was still playing so whoever won his match would win the meet. He was able to grind out a victory in two close sets against a very solid opponent.