Tennis Cardinals continue to shine

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Rob Reischel
Ryan Gold and Middleton's boys tennis team have played extremely well this season./Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

They could have sulked. They could have pouted.

Instead, they bounced back in impressive fashion.

Middleton’s boys tennis team fell to Verona, 5-2, in a critical Big Eight Conference meet last Thursday. Instead of moping, though, the Cardinals came back and went 3-0 last weekend at the Verona Invitational.

Middleton is now ranked No. 4 in the latest WIAA Division 1 poll.

“The team rebounded quickly and came together for the weekend,” Middleton coach Kalla Schaefer. “Many coaches have been saying how close so many Wisconsin teams are. A lot of wins come down to players gritting it out or keeping their composure in close matches. It makes for a suspenseful and exciting season.”

Here’s a recap of Middleton’s extremely busy week:

• Middleton 7, Janesville Craig 0 — The Cardinals rolled past the visiting Cougars last Tuesday.

Middleton posted straight set wins at every flight and lost just seven games in singles play and five in doubles action.

• Verona 5, Middleton 2 — The host Wildcats swept all four singles matches and notched a big conference win over the Cardinals.

Middleton’s wins came from Brandon Bodak and Adam Schiebler at No. 2 doubles, and Gene Kim and Alton Yan at No. 3 doubles.

• Middleton 5, Nicolet 2 — The Cardinals won three of four singles flights and two of three doubles matches and toppled the fifth-ranked Knights.

“It was big to get a win against Nicolet,” Schaefer said.

Middleton’s Ryan Gold notched a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles. Kunwarjit Singh rolled to a 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 4 singles and Nitin Somersandaram cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles.

Middleton’s top doubles team of Sam Dettman and Rafael Sanga pulled out a hard fought 6-4, 6-4 victory over Jaden Aranda and Ridley Aranda. And Middleton’s No. 3 team Kim and Yan notched a 6-2, 6-4 win over Sam Chester and Chris Hellman.

• Middleton 7, Sheboygan North 0 — The Cardinals rolled, losing just three games in four singles matches and eight games in three doubles contests.

• Middleton 5, Green Bay Notre Dame 2 — The Cardinals earned wins in all three doubles matches and downed Notre Dame.

Gold and Somersandaram earned wins in singles play.

In doubles action, Middleton’s No. 1 team of Dettman and Sanga notched a 6-3, 6-0 win over Josh Janssen and Christian Remington. At No. 2, Schiebler and Bodak defeated Grant Noble and Will Templeton, 6-2, 6-4. And at No. 3, Yan and Kim defeated Joe Massabni and Ryan Schram, 6-1, 6-0.

 

MIDDLETON HIGH 7, JANESVILLE CRAIG 0

Singles
No. 1 — Kunwarjit Singh, MIDDLETON HIGH, def . Evan Bitter, Janesville CRAIG, 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 — Akshay Kelshiker, MIDDLETON HIGH, def . Ben Pierson, Janesville CRAIG, 6-0, 6-4; No. 3 — Parker Roberts, MIDDLETON HIGH, def . Avery Hanel, Janesville CRAIG, 6-0, 6-1; No. 4 — Anders Clark, MIDDLETON HIGH, def . Spencer Bauer, Janesville CRAIG, 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles
No. 1 — Brandon Bodak-Adam Schiebler, MIDDLETON HIGH, def. Aidan Eno-Parker Klementz,Janesville CRAIG 6-2, 6-1; No. 2 — Alton Yan-Gene Kim, MIDDLETON HIGH, def. Charlie Olson-Sam Karl,Janesville CRAIG 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 — Nate Burkhard-Jordan Cheng, MIDDLETON HIGH, def. Evan Sullivan-Josh Anselmi,Janesville CRAIG 6-2, 6-0.

 

VERONA AREA HIGH 5, MIDDLETON HIGH 2

Singles
No. 1 — Will Tennison, VERONA AREA HIGH, def . Ryan Gold, MIDDLETON HIGH, 6-2, 6-3; No. 2 — Christofer Queoff, VERONA AREA HIGH, def . Haiwen Dai, MIDDLETON HIGH, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2; No. 3 — Kevin Fan, VERONA AREA HIGH, def . Kunwarjit Singh, MIDDLETON HIGH, 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 — Kush Nagpal, VERONA AREA HIGH, def . Nitin Somersandaram, MIDDLETON HIGH, 6-3, 6-0.

Doubles
No. 1 — Jordan Hutchcroft-Vivek Swaminath, VERONA AREA HIGH, def. Sam Dettman-Rafael Sanga,MIDDLETON HIGH 7-5, 6-3; No. 2 — Brandon Bodak-Adam Schiebler, MIDDLETON HIGH, def. Evan Schmidt-Conner Dugan,VERONA AREA HIGH 6-0, 6-2; No. 3 — Gene Kim-Alton Yan, MIDDLETON HIGH, def. Jonah Berry-Aaron Young,VERONA AREA HIGH 7-5, 6-2.

 

MIDDLETON HIGH 7, SHEBOYGAN NORTH 0

Singles
No. 1 — Ryan Gold, MIDDLETON HIGH, def . Cha Lee Xiong, Sheboygan NORTH, 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 — Haiwen Dai, MIDDLETON HIGH, def . Jackson Damkot, Sheboygan NORTH, 6-0, 6-1; No. 3 — Kunwarjit Singh, MIDDLETON HIGH, def . Nathan Kaltenbrun, Sheboygan NORTH, 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 — Nitin Somersandaram, MIDDLETON HIGH, def . Key Xiong, Sheboygan NORTH, 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles
No. 1 — Sam Dettman-Rafael Sanga, MIDDLETON HIGH, def. Sam Delasanta-Adam Suscha,Sheboygan NORTH 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 — Adam Schiebler-Brandon Bodak, MIDDLETON HIGH, def. Peter Gottsacker-Henry Hurrie,Sheboygan NORTH 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 — Gene Kim-Alton Yan, MIDDLETON HIGH, def. David Gotwald-Carl Pickhardt,Sheboygan NORTH 7-6, 6-0.

 

MIDDLETON HIGH 5, NICOLET HIGH 2

Singles
No. 1 — Ryan Gold, MIDDLETON HIGH, def . Sunil Sabnis, NICOLET HIGH, 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 — Ben Chester, NICOLET HIGH, def . Haiwen Dai, MIDDLETON HIGH, 6-1, 6-2; No. 3 — Kunwarjit Singh, MIDDLETON HIGH, def . Ben Stelhorn, NICOLET HIGH, 6-0, 6-4; No. 4 — Nitin Somersandaram, MIDDLETON HIGH, def . Josh Ruvin, NICOLET HIGH, 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles
No. 1 — Sam Dettman-Rafael Sanga, MIDDLETON HIGH, def. Jaden Aranda-Ridley Aranda,NICOLET HIGH 6-4, 6-4; No. 2 — Harry Rosmann-Eli Winter, NICOLET HIGH, def. Adam Schiebler-Brandon Bodak,MIDDLETON HIGH 6-3, 6-2; No. 3 — Gene Kim-Alton Yan, MIDDLETON HIGH, def. Sam Chester-Chris Hellman,NICOLET HIGH 6-2, 6-4.

 

MIDDLETON HIGH 5, NOTRE DAME DE LA BAIE ACADEMY 2

Singles
No. 1 — Ryan Gold, MIDDLETON HIGH, def . William Schneider, Notre Dame De La Baie Academy, 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 — Myles Krzewinski, Notre Dame De La Baie Academy, def . Haiwen Dai, MIDDLETON HIGH, 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 — J.V. Steckart, Notre Dame De La Baie Academy, def . Kunwarjit Singh, MIDDLETON HIGH, 6-1, 6-0; No. 4 — Nitin Somersandaram, MIDDLETON HIGH, def . Tommy Zakowski, Notre Dame De La Baie Academy, 6-1, 7-5.

Doubles
No. 1 — Sam Dettman-Rafael Sanga, MIDDLETON HIGH, def. Josh Janssen-Christian Remington,Notre Dame De La Baie Academy 6-3, 6-0; No. 2 — Adam Schiebler-Brandon Bodak, MIDDLETON HIGH, def. Grant Noble-Will Templeton,Notre Dame De La Baie Academy 6-2, 6-4; No. 3 — Alton Yan-Gene Kim, MIDDLETON HIGH, def. Joe Massabni-Ryan Schram,Notre Dame De La Baie Academy 6-1, 6-0.

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