The Antigo boys tennis team didn’t find a lot to cheer about as they lost to Stevens Point Pacelli 1-6. Playing in only their second match of the season, the Robins did not match up well against Pacelli. The opposition was playing in their seventh match of the season, and their experience served them well, as most of them beat their Antigo foe while losing no more than one game the entire match.
“My players didn’t handle the competition very well. The wind was blowing hard and the team just seemed to lose focus.”
The lone high spot was Antigo’s number one doubles team of Bunnell and Bartletti. The young duo played a very aggressive net game along with consistent ground strokes to topple the Pacelli pair. After easily winning the first set, 6-2, the competition toughened and both teams fought a see saw battle to 6-6. In the tie break, Antigo fell behind 2-4 before winning the next 5 straight points to seal their victory.
STEVENS POINT PACELLI HIGH SCHOOL 6, ANTIGO HIGH 1
No. 1 — Nick Hasler, Pacelli High School, def . Tanner Stueck, ANTIGO HIGH, 7-6, 6-4; No. 2 — Corey Baron, Pacelli High School, def . Alex Gray, ANTIGO HIGH, 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 — Jarrett Shields, Pacelli High School, def . Simon Mcphail, ANTIGO HIGH, 6-0, 6-1; No. 4 — Ben Kroening, Pacelli High School, def . Ben Morris, ANTIGO HIGH, 6-0, 6-0;
No. 1 — Brody Bunnell-Joe Bartletti, ANTIGO HIGH, def. Charlie Kulick-Mathias Kroening,Pacelli High School 6-2, 7-6; No. 2 — Chris Jensen-Noah Lamaide, Pacelli High School, def. Jared McFarlane-Zach Reineke,ANTIGO HIGH 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 — Thomas Basala-Jasper Zhou, Pacelli High School, def. Tyler Hickman-Anthony Lenzner,ANTIGO HIGH 6-1, 6-0