Manitowoc Lincoln’s Xiong advances to championship

Manitowoc Lincoln’s Xiong advances to championship

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Manitowoc Lincoln’s Xiong advances to championship

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Manitowoc Lincoln’s Tim Xiong, the No. 2 seed at No. 2 singles, advanced to the FRCC title match on Wednesday.

Manitowoc Lincoln’s Tim Xiong, the No. 2 seed at No. 2 singles, advanced to the FRCC title match on Wednesday.

Boys tennis

FRCC Tournament: Manitowoc Lincoln’s Tim Xiong, the No. 2 seed at No. 2 singles, advanced to the FRCC title match on Wednesday.

After receiving a first-round bye, Xiong won his two matches in straight sets 6-1, 6-2 and 6-2, 6-3 to continue. Xiong will play Notre Dame’s Jack Lemkull in the final Thursday.

Also in singles for the Ships, Derek Rohrer went 1-2 and will compete for seventh place at No. 1, while Austyn Holschbach (2-1, No. 3) is playing for ninth and Avery Jessel (2-1, No. 4) for fifth.

Lincoln’s No. 1 doubles tandem of James Martin and Ryan Specht will be competing for fifth after going 2-1. Logan Swanson and Nick Manis (No. 2) play for seventh after a 1-2 performance and the No. 3 duo of Jackson Huycke and Steven Manis (2-1) will play for fifth.

Late Tuesday

Girls soccer

Manitowoc Lincoln 4, Sheboygan South 3: Megan Kronschnabel tallied a pair of goals to help the visiting Ships defeat the Redwings.

Lincoln fell behind 1-0 after eight minutes before Kronschnabel found the back of the net in the 11th minute for the equalizer. Teammate Jen Belisle scored from a free kick from 35 yards out in the 29th minute to give the Ships a 2-1 advantage entering the break.

South struck quickly to start the second half, taking a 3-2 lead. Lincoln’s Holly Nichols leveled the match at 3-3 when Kronschnabel found her in the 58th minute.

It was Kronschnabel who scored the game-winner in the 88th minute unassisted to give the Ships the dramatic victory.

Hailey Augustine made seven saves in goal for Lincoln.

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