Tigers sweep three doubles matches
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — The Marshfield boys tennis team took a big step toward to its quest for a Wisconsin Valley Conference championship after outlasting Wisconsin Rapids 4-3 in a dual meet Thursday at the Boson Tennis Complex at Marshfield High School.
Both teams came into the match undefeated in the WVC. Marshfield improves to 4-0 with one meet remaining on its conference schedule: May 11 at Wausau West. Wisconsin Rapids is now 2-1.
Evan Fait won at No. 1 singles over Ryan Graczkowski 7-5, 6-1 for Marshfield, and the Tigers swept the three doubles matches to hold on for the win.
Derek Reckner and Jared Cordova won at No. 1 doubles 4-6, 6-1, 6-4; John Fay and Will Fay rolled 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2; and Luke Kaiser and Ayush Shukla cruised to a 6-2, 6-0 victory at No. 3 for Marshfield.
Marshfield will compete at the Wausau West Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Marshfield 4, Wisconsin Rapids 3
Singles: 1. Evan Fait (M) def. Ryan Graczkowski 7-5, 6-1; 2. Harrison Sullivan (WR) def. Sam Haessly 6-3, 6-3; 3. Marcus Bean (WR) def. Craig Paulman 6-1, 6-1; 4. Stevie Hanzlik (WR) def. Braedon Corteen 5-7, 6-3, 7-5.
Doubles: 1. Derek Reckner-Jared Cordova (M) def. Shane Galinski-Josh Beyer 4-6, 6-1, 6-4; 2. John Fay-Will Fay (M) def. John Nigon-Reed Zirnhelt 6-0, 6-2; 3. Luke Kaiser-Ayush Shukla (M) def. Brady Knuteson-Jackson Butler 6-2, 6-0.
Records: Wisconsin Rapids 2-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 4-0 WVC.