Tuesday Boys Team Tennis Preliminary Sub-State Results


May 16th, 2012 by Jim Field

Class 1-A

@ Atlantic:  Glenwood beat Atlantic 5-2

@ Clear Lake:  Aplington-Parkersburg beat Clear Lake 5-0

@ Creston:  Creston beat Ballard 5-4

@ Decorah:  Northern University High beat Decorah 5-2

@ Fairfield:  Keokuk beat Fairfield  5-2

@ Grinnell College:  Chariton beat Grinnell 5-3

@ LeMars:  LeMars beat Spencer 5-4

@ Wahlert Catholic, Dubuque:  Cedar Rapids Xavier beat Wahlert Catholic 5-4

Atlantic Results:

#1 Mitch Leiferman 12 (A) over Garrett Hembry 12 (G) 6-1 6-2
#2 Grant Stivers 12 (G) over Tyler Fischer 11 (A) 6-3 6-4
#3 Ryan Hansen 12 (G) over Gunnar Blum 12 (A) 6-3 5-7 6-3
#4 Jake Rhodes 12 (G) over Noah Welter 12 (A) 6-2 4-6 6-3
#5 Joe Gunkelman 10 (G) over Jake Arneson 10 (A) 6-1 6-0
#6 EJ Hackett 11 (G) over Rob Nichols 12 (A) 0-6 7-6(8-6 tiebreak) 6-3

#1 Leiferman/Fischer (A) over Hembry/Gunkelman (G) 6-2 6-0

Coach Shawn Petersen says:  Kind of a disappointing end to a good season for the guys — Glenwood is the deepest team in the conference, and were without their #2 player — but they were too tough for us.  I thought we needed a split in singles to have a chance, but we let a 3-0 lead in 3rd set at #3 get away, and we had 3 match points in the #6 match slip away, which was the clinching 5th team point for Glenwood.  Give Glenwood credit, though — they hung in tough and fought hard.  This was the end of the road for the team — overall a very good season, and we have a lot to work with for next year.

I thought everyone in the lineup played well — Tyler’s match could’ve gone either way, and Noah did well to fight back after losing the first set.  Mitch was the dominant player of the day — he’s really on top of his game right now.  I look forward to seeing how Mitch and Tyler do at the state tournament next weekend.