The New Richmond boys’ tennis staff claimed championships in 4 of seven flights and added second, third and fourth place finishes within the others to win the Center Border Convention Event on its dwelling courts Thursday, June 3, to earn a share of the general convention title with Eau Claire Regis.
Eau Claire Regis gained the common season title however the Tigers edged the Ramblers by two factors to take the tourney title and earn a share of the convention championship.
Tiger coach Denise Devereux mentioned it’s been the Tigers’ aim all season to win the MBC title earlier than shifting to the Massive Rivers Convention subsequent yr.
“After dropping 3-4 to Regis firstly of the season, we knew it was an uphill battle,” she mentioned. “However the boys had been tremendous pumped to do it and it confirmed of their play.”
New Richmond obtained particular person titles from Tyler Dennis at No. 3 singles, Reily Heiberg at No. 4 singles, Drew Eckert and Sam Tyvoll at No. 2 doubles, and Nathan Devereux and Andy Johnson at No. 4 doubles.
Dennis dropped the opening set of the title match at No. 3 single to Eau Claire Regis’ Adler Bowe earlier than taking the second set and successful a third-set tiebreaker.
“He got here again to win six factors in a row to win 11-9,” Devereux famous.
Heiberg stepped into the lineup after Ben Hahn was injured final week and responded by successful the title at No. 4 singles.
“He’s such a hustler and competitor that though he hasn’t performed a lot earlier than, he battled for the win,” Devereux mentioned.
Eckert and Tyvoll avenged a loss to Eau Claire Regis earlier within the season by beating them within the match semifinals, and regardless of Eckert cramping as much as the purpose to getting sick, got here again from a first-set loss to Altoona within the finals to assert the No. 2 doubles title.
“They misplaced the primary set 1-6 and I believed I ought to possibly have them forfeit as Drew actually could not transfer in any respect,” Devereux mentioned. “However they wished to proceed. They battled again and gained the second set 7-5 after which gained the tie-break.”
Nathan Devereux and Johnson additionally avenged a loss to Eau Claire Regis within the semifinals earlier than beating Baldwin-Woodville within the No. 3 doubles finals.
Jordan McGinley contributed a second place end at No. 2 singles to the Tigers’ staff rating and Thomas Smallidge gained his third place match at No. 1 singles whereas the No.1 doubles staff of Joe Casey and Jack Davis completed fourth.
Subsequent up for the Tigers is the WIAA Division 1 subsectional and sectionals June 8 and June 10 at Menards Tennis Middle in Eau Claire.