Boys tennis overview: Jets looking to continue medal stand streak

Boys tennis overview: Jets looking to continue medal stand streak

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Boys tennis overview: Jets looking to continue medal stand streak

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Coach: Bob Nelson, 35th year

Last year: Second, Eastern Wisconsin Conference

Returning letter winners: Brett Giesen, sr.; Hayden Boettcher, sr.; Anthony Marchlewski, sr.; Killian Krummel, sr.; Brady Boettcher, jr.; Zach LaVene, so.; Joe Brotz, so.

Outlook: The Jets have had a singles player or doubles team reach the Division 2 State medal stand every season since 2008, including last year when Giesen took sixth. Nelson expects Giesen to medal again this year to run the streak to seven. Another potential medalist would be the No. 1 doubles duo of Hayden and Brady Boettcher according to Nelson. After missing out on an EWC crown last year by one point, Nelson hopes to reclaim the title the Jets had held from 2009-12 with the help of Giesen who was last year’s HTR Media All-Area Boys Tennis Player of the Year.

Manitowoc Lincoln

Coach: Bob Feller, 40th year

Last year: Second, Fox River Classic Conference

Returning letter winners: David Wronkowski, sr.; Parker Wood, sr.; Raghav Sharma, sr.; Derek Rohrer, jr.; Ryan Specht, jr.; Logan Swanson, jr.; Tim Xiong, jr.; Jim Lee, sr.; Steven Manis, jr.;

Outlook: Leading the Ships will be two-time State qualifier Wronkowski, who will split time at both No. 1 singles and doubles. Also returning for Lincoln are a trio of second-team all-FRCC selections in Parker Wood, Derek Rohrer and Ryan Specht. Feller says the Ships’ strengths will come from the top but is looking for his less experienced players to step up.

Two Rivers

Coach: Amanda Pribek

Last year: Third, EWC

Returning letter winners: Brice Ruedinger, sr.; David Matthews, sr.; Alex Daffner, sr.; Brody Joyce, sr.; Gavin Koch, so.

Outlook: Pribek is confident in her returning seniors to help lead a group of several newcomers, including six seniors ans six freshman. Ruedinger will set the table for the Raiders at No. 1 singles while Matthews and Daffner are switching from singles to comprise the top doubles duo for Two Rivers.

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