Gadke, doubles team of Boson-Kruger move on to sectionals Thursday at Wausau East
By Paul Lecker
STEVENS POINT — The Marshfield boys tennis team had one singles player and one doubles team advance after play at the WIAA Division 1 subsectional on Wednesday at Stevens Point Area Senior High.
The Tigers’ No. 3 doubles team of Tanner Boson and Tom Kruger, who won a Wisconsin Valley Conference championship last week, improved to 18-1 this season by winning two matches and advancing to Thursday’s sectional at Wausau East. As the No. 3 doubles team, the duo is ineligible to qualify for the WIAA State Individual Tournament, which will held June 5-6 in Madison.
Senior Bryce Gadke kept his state tournament hopes alive by reaching the semifinals at No. 1 singles for the Tigers. Gadke is now 18-4. The top four at the sectional, which will include four other No. 1 singles players from the Ashwaubenon subsectional, qualify for the state tournament.
Individual match results and other Marshfield scores were not reported.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
2015 WIAA Division 1 Boys Tennis Subsectional
May 27, at Stevens Point Area Senior High
Team scores: 1. Stevens Point 20; 2. Wausau West 18; 3. Wausau East 12; 4. Wisconsin Rapids and Marshfield 10; 6. D.C. Everest 2; 7. Rhinelander 0.
Sectional qualifiers (Thursday at Wausau East)
No. 1: Sean Bailey (WW) 26-0; Blaine Bancker (SP) 15-11; Dan Steidl (WR) 15-7; Bryce Gadke (MAR) 18-4.
No. 2: Jon Peck (SP) 26-0; David Seamon (WW) 16-7.
No. 3: Skyler Colegrove (SP) 24-1; Tanner Frahm (WE) 10-4.
No. 4: Thomas Hardy (SP) 12-6; Adam Schneider (WE) 9-1.
No. 1: Trenton Seegert-Noah Meier (SP) 22-3; Dakota Osborn-Keacha Chang (WE) 12-4; Ben Reich-Ben Nichols (WW) 17-10; Cameron Kissinger-Mitch Hruska (DC) 12-11.
No. 2: M.J. DeBot-Adam Wentzel (SP) 12-3; Cody Achatz-Kris Reich (WW) 17-3.
No. 3: Tanner Boson-Tom Kruger (MAR) 18-1; William Le-Spencer Fritsche (WW) 10-2.