Pirates edge Grafton in net battle

Three wins in four singles matches help Port boys down Black Hawks in NSC meet
Ozaukee Press staff


Now that the weather has cleared up, the Port Washington boys’ tennis team has gotten busy. Last week, the Pirates participated in six meets in four days, winning four of them.

“Overall, Port tennis had a great week of tennis,” coach Melonie Zielinski said.

“We are defiantly are seeing improvement with some of our doubles teams and how they work and communicate with their partners.”

The most exciting meet came at home against rival Grafton on April 25. Port edged the Black Hawks, 4-3, in North Shore Conference play.

At No. 1 singles, Aaron Montreal defeated Kyle Bauman, 6-1, 6-0.

Grafton’s Josh Brown beat Kyle Zacher at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-0.

Port’s Jake Schmit beat Mike Willms, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 3 singles.

Pirate Isaac Welton defeated Joe Lacher at No. 4 singles, 6-0, 6-0.

Grafton’s No. 1 doubles team of Jarrett Desautel and Josiah Tamsen downed Thomas Garant and Neil Schlessinger, 6-1, 6-0.

The Black Hawks’ No. 2 doubles team of Carter Day and Matt Fischer blanked Matt Huebner and Skylar Shafer, 6-0, 6-0.

The Pirates’ No. 3 doubles team of Shane McConahy and Tanner Sauer rallied to defeat Rahul Chityala and Alex Pavelick, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0.

The Pirates racked up three teams wins last Saturday. They defeated Reagan College Prep, 6-1; South Milwaukee, 7-0; and Milwaukee School of Languages, 7-0.

Against Reagan, Zacher outlasted Dan Runnels at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 5-7, 11-0.

Schmit beat Aaron Woida at No. 2 singles, 6-1, 6-0. At No. 3 singles, Welton blanked Dylan Boyer, 6-0, 6-0. Zing Thawng beat McConahy at No. 4 singles, 6-1, 7-6 (3), 10-5.

At No. 1 doubles, Schlessinger and Garant outlasted Don Mai-Devin Boyer, 6-4, 3-6, 11-9. At No. 2 doubles, Huebner and Shafer defeated Patrick Suminski and Ulises Munoz, 6-3, 6-2. Theis and Bryce

Bertler at No. 3 doubles beat Michael Newton and Tyler Glazewski, 6-2, 6-0.

Against South Milwaukee, Zacher defeated Zack Klein at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-0. Schmit beat Carson Vaccaro, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 2 singles. Welton beat Zach Stoecker at No. 3 singles, 6-1, 6-0.

McConahy blanked Eli Lindner, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 4 singles.

Garant and Schlessinger beat Gabe Vega and Tristan Schaefer at No. 1 doubles, 6-0, 6-0. Huebner and Shafer beat Logan Bueno and Jordan Newsom, 7-5, 6-0, at No. 2 doubles. At No. 3 doubles, Bertler and Theis defeated Tyler Cicigoi and Tyler Heath, 6-1, 6-0.

Against Milwaukee School of Languages, Zacher beat Abdullah Masri, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 1 singles. Schmit beat Thomas Christensen, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 2 singles. Welton beat Ryan LaDell, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 3 singles. McConahy defeated Jonathan Muttsm, 6-0, 6-3, 11-9, at No. 4 singles.

Garant and Schlessinger beat Emil Hovstman and Elijah Kraig, 3-6, 6-1, 11-9, at No. 1 doubles. Huebner and Shafer beat Fransisco Espalza and Elijah DeBerry at No. 2 doubles, 6-2, 6-0. Bertler and Theis won, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 3 doubles.

“Bryce and Cale had strong serves and attacked the net to get three wins,” Zielinski said of their Saturday matches.

On April 26, the Pirates lost to North Shore Conference rival Cedarburg, 5-2.

Montreal beat Connor Kuck, 6-1, 5-7, 6-3, at No. 1 singles.

“Aaron Montreal played well against his conference match opponents. He was able to pull through a tough match against Cedarburg. He used his placement on the court and perseverance to win in a third set,” Zielinski said.

Schmit beat Ben Landrum, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 3 singles. “Jake Schmit also played very consistent and deep angles to gain two conference wins,” Zielinski said.

Welton nearly pulled off a victory over Eli Jones at No. 4 singles before losing 6-1, 4-6, 5-7.

Port lost to West Bend East, 7-0, on April 24.

This week, Port plays at Hartford on Thursday and at Sheboygan South on Saturday.



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