Tigers advance two singles players, two doubles teams to sectional
By Paul Lecker
TOMAH — The Marshfield boys tennis team took first place at the 2016 WIAA Division 1 subsectionals on Monday, moving two individuals and two doubles teams on to sectionals.
The Tigers totaled 18 points, four better than Tomah. Marshfield will take those points into the sectional Thursday at Stevens Point with the hopes of winning that and advancing to the WIAA State Team Tennis Tournament in Madison on June 10-11. The Eau Claire North subsectional teams will also compete at Stevens Point.
Moving on to the sectionals as individuals for Marshfield are Sam Haessly (14-11) at No. 3 singles, Craig Paulman (17-5) at No. 4 singles, the No. 1 doubles team of Evan Fait and Derek Reckner (14-1), and the No. 3 doubles team of Isaac Houk and Luke Kaiser (18-4).
Only the No. 1 doubles team of Fait and Reckner are eligible to move on to the WIAA State Individual Tennis Tournament in Madison on June 2-4. The Tigers’ duo would have to finish in the top four at the sectional to qualify. The other Marshfield sectional qualifiers will play for crucial team points for the Tigers.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
WIAA Division 1 Boys Tennis Subsectional
May 23, at Tomah High School
Team scores: 1. Marshfield 18; 2. Tomah 14; 3. Holmen and Wisconsin Rapids 12; 5. Onalaska and Stevens Point 8; 7. La Crosse Central 4.
Sectional Qualifiers (with season records)
No. 1 singles: Jon Peck (SP) 1-0; Allan Mach (LCC) 5-13; Kao Xiong (HOL) 10-7; Dane Steidl (WR) 18-3.
No. 2 singles: Patrick Hefferan (SP) 15-6; Ryan Graczkowski (WR) 16-9.
No. 3 singles: Peter Schroeder (TOM) 12-11; Sam Haessly (MAR) 14-11.
No. 4 singles: Noah Nick (TOM) 22-1; Craig Paulman (MAR) 17-5.
No. 1 doubles: Nick Havlicek-Ben Havlicek (ON) 5-2; Garrek Weirzba-Grant Czaikowski (SP) 2-0; Kevin Millard-Jarred Schouten (TOM) 14-9; Evan Fait-Derek Reckner (MAR) 14-1.
No. 2 doubles: Sam Gelder-Matt Labuzzetts (HOL) 10-2; Michael Kelley-Jacob Parker (TOM) 16-8.
No. 3 doubles: Isaac Houk-Luke Kaiser (MAR) 18-4; Ethan Houskamp-Brandon Schmidt (ON) 16-5.