Leiferman, Fischer Earn State Tennis Berth


May 10th, 2012 by Jim Field

The Atlantic doubles team of Mitch Leiferman and Tyler Fischer have advanced to the boys state tennis tournament by winning the Red Oak district meet on Thursday.  The runners-up, Jordan nelson & Craig White of Red Oak also advanced.  In singles,Pete Walker of Red Oak and Harlan’sNate Ohms both qualified.  See the state qualifiers list in class 1-A here.  Atlantic and Glenwood advanced to the team sub-state as well which will be held on Saturday, May 12th at Atlantic at 10:00.  See the pairing here.

Team Standings:
1. Red oak 22
2. Atlantic 16
T3. Glenwood 12*
T3. Harlan 12
5. Shenandoah 6
6. Clarinda 4
7. St. Albert 3
8. Corning 0

*Glenwood advances to Preliminary Substate due to regular season win over Harlan; Glenwood at Atlantic Tuesday May 15, 4 pm; Red Oak advances to Substate competition Sat. May 19

Singles championship:Pete Walker 11 (Red Oak) over Nate Ohms 12 (Harlan) 6-0 6-1 (both advance to State)
3rd Place: Logan Sump 12 (Clarinda) over Scott King 12 (Glenwood) 9-8(4)

Doubles championship: Mitch Leiferman 12/Tyler Fischer 11 (Atlantic) over Jordan Nelson 10/Craig White 12 (Red oak) 6-1 1-6 7-6(7-4 tiebreak)  (both teams advance to State)
3rd Place: Trent Turney 12/Jacob Holmes 11 (Shenandoah) over Garrett Hembry 12/Joe Gunkelman 10 (Glenwood) 8-5