West Bend East took control of the second conference match of the year by cruising in the three doubles matches of the night. Colton Harris was East’s lone winner in singles, while Slinger won three-set battles at the other three spots.
The match of the night was at four singles, where East’s Adam Gumm and Slinger’s Chris Melius battled for over three hours. Every set went to a tiebreaker, and both players fought back from big deficits in each set. Melius ended up winning the third set tiebreaker.
East keeps pace with West Bend West in the conference standings, with both teams having totaled 10 wins through two matches. They play each other on Tuesday night at the West Bend High School tennis courts.
No. 1 — JP McGuire, SLINGER HIGH, def. Alberto Loro, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 — Colton Harris, EAST HIGH, def. Alex Muhl, 7-5, 6-3; No. 3 — Tim Peters, SLINGER HIGH, def. Jordan Ketter, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1; No. 4 — Chris Melius, SLINGER HIGH, def. Adam Gumm, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3);
No. 1 — Andrew Steiner-Ben Johnson, EAST HIGH, def. Justin Burns-Thomas Melius, 6-1, 6-2; No. 2 — Joseph Michels-Ethan Wedemayer, EAST HIGH, def. Evan Sievers-Ryan Strupp, 6-2, 6-2; No. 3 — Brock Albiero-Hunter Lemler, EAST HIGH, def. Tyler Becker-Jamie Melius, 6-3, 6-2;
Photo of East’s Ben Johnson at 1 doubles.