For the Antigo Times
Under chilly, windy spring weather, the Antigo boys tennis team took care of business against its fellow conference foes Medford and Phillips, dropping just one flight on the day.
Playing Medford first, the boys swept through the first six flights. The only contested match was at No. 2 doubles, where Collin Schedlbauer and Cole Johnson had to fight back in the second set after falling behind the first three games. The team’s only loss of the day came at No. 3 doubles where Brody Bunnell and Jake Waters battled a solid team but came up short.
After the 6-1 victory, the boys took a break while Medford beat Philips 7-0. The Red Robins came back to the courts and overwhelmed the much less experienced Loggers.
Tanner Stueck was challenged by a feisty Vince Ringersma, who took the first three games. Stueck came storming back to win the next 11 straight games and closed out the second set 6-1 to give the Antigo boys a 7-0 victory.
“It was poor tennis playing conditions but the boys had a positive attitude and continued to show improvement,” Coach Dave Zalewski said afterwards.
Next up is a home doubleheader against Lakeland at 3:45 on Thursday. If raining, the match will be played Friday at Lakeland.
ANTIGO HIGH 6, MEDFORD HIGH 1
No. 1 — Tyler Husnick, ANTIGO HIGH, def. Josh Brooks, 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 — Andrew Turunen, ANTIGO HIGH, def. Marcus Reimann, 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 — Tanner Stueck, ANTIGO HIGH, def. Robert Hu, 6-1, 6-1; No. 4 — Tommy Blink, ANTIGO HIGH, def. Jon Weigel, 6-0, 6-1.
No. 1 — Drew Schwarz-Ben Bartletti, ANTIGO HIGH, def. Alec Veal-Alec Shear, 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 — Cole Johnson-Collin Schedlbauer, ANTIGO HIGH, def. Jake Merrill-Carter Ray, 6-2, 6-3; No. 3 — Charlie Branstetter-Trentin Messman, MEDFORD HIGH, def. Jake Waters-Brody Bunnell, 6-2, 6-3.
ANTIGO HIGH 7, PHILLIPS HIGH 0
No. 1 — Tyler Husnick, ANTIGO HIGH, def. Jeremy Marschke, 6-1, 6-1; No. 2 — Collin Schedlbauer, ANTIGO HIGH, def. Michael Prochnow, 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 — Tanner Stueck, ANTIGO HIGH, def. Vincent Ringersma, 6-3, 6-1; No. 4 — Brody Bunnell, ANTIGO HIGH, def. Arnie Spanger, 6-1, 6-0.
No. 1 — Tommy Blink-Andrew Turunen, ANTIGO HIGH, def. JJ Anderson-Jorge Sanchez, 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 — Drew Schwarz-Ben Bartletti, ANTIGO HIGH, def. Ff Forfeit-Forfeit Forfeit, 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 — Tyler Hickman-Jake Waters, ANTIGO HIGH, def. Dee Fault-Foreit Match, 6-0, 6-0.