Tennis Cardinals put on a show

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Rob Reischel
Gene Kim and Middleton’s tennis team went 4-0 at the Madison Memorial Invite last weekend./Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

Middleton’s boys tennis team went an impressive 4-0 at the Madison Memorial Spartan Invite last weekend.

The Cardinals defeated Kenosha Tremper, 7-0, and downed Sun Prairie, 5-2, last Friday. Middleton then rolled past Lake Geneva Badger, 6-1, and edged Green Bay Southwest, 4-3, last Saturday.

“The team as a whole really stepped up this weekend and started to show how good we can be when we play our best tennis,” Middleton coach Tony Mirasola said.

Middleton doubles teams went 11-1 in the four matches. And Cardinals’ top singles player Ryan Gold went 3-1 against elite competition.

“Our doubles teams really played with a lot of energy and were very focused over the course of the weekend,” Mirasola said. “I feel like the team really fed off the way they played and that helped to lead us to a lot of team success. Ryan also played his best tennis of the year this weekend, beating most likely three top-10 players over the course of four matches.”

Here’s a recap of the Cardinals’ four matches:

• Middleton 7, Kenosha Tremper 0 — The Cardinals comfortably won all seven matches in straight sets.

Ryan Gold, Ian Connell, Jacob Mandelbrot and Akshay Kelshiker all posted singles wins.

In doubles action, Gene Kim and Alton Yan rolled at No. 1, while Jordan Cheng and Anders Clark cruised at No. 2. At No. 3, Kieran Gopal and Jack Eggert rolled past a Tremper duo.

• Middleton 5, Sun Prairie 2 — This also counted as a Big Eight Conference match for the two Cardinals teams, and Middleton posted a huge win. Middleton won all three doubles flights and two singles matches.

Gold notched a big win at No. 1 singles, downing Sun Prairie’s Aidan Schutter, 6-4, 6-2. At No. 4 singles, Middleton’s Kelshiker defeated Jonathan Pulver, 6-4, 6-1.

Sam Dettman and Brandon Bodak rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 1 doubles. Yan and Kim posted a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 2 doubles. And Cheng and Clark posted a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 3 doubles.

• Middleton 4, Green Bay Southwest 3 — The Cardinals won two matches in both singles and doubles and edged Southwest last Saturday.

Gold had a hard fought, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win over Johnny Zakowski at No. 1 singles, while Kelshiker notched a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 4 singles.

In doubles play, Yan and Kim cruised at No. 2, while Cheng and Clark rolled at No. 3.

• Middleton 6, Badger 1 — Gold and Connell posted hard fought, three-set wins at No. 1 and 2 singles, respectively, to power the Cardinals.

Gold defeated Badger’s Mason Sniatynski, 3-6, 6-4, 10-7, while Connell toppled Jordan Lauer, 6-3, 4-6, 10-6. Kelshiker also upended Giani Maniscalco, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 4 singles.

In doubles play, Dettman and Bodak rolled to a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 1. Yan and Kim posted a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 2. And Cheng and Clark notched a 6-1, 7-5 win at No. 3.

 

April 20

MIDDLETON 4, GREEN BAY SOUTHWEST 3

Singles

No. 1 - Ryan Gold, MIDDLETON HIGH def. Johnny Zakowski, GREEN BAY SOUTHWEST, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4;

No. 2 - Jayden Wartman, GREEN BAY SOUTHWEST def. Ian Connell, MIDDLETON HIGH, 6-1, 6-1, -;

No. 3 - Lucas Steiber, GREEN BAY SOUTHWEST def. Jacob Mandelbrot, MIDDLETON HIGH, 7-5, 6-1, -;

No. 4 - Akshay Kelshiker, MIDDLETON HIGH def. Owen Stieber, GREEN BAY SOUTHWEST, 6-3, 6-1, -;

Doubles

No. 1 - Michael Vivian - Ben Fredeen, GREEN BAY SOUTHWEST def. Sam Dettman - Brandon Bodak, MIDDLETON HIGH, 7-6 (2), 6-3, -;

No. 2 - Alton Yan - Gene Kim, MIDDLETON HIGH def. Jake White - Colin Chapman, GREEN BAY SOUTHWEST, 6-1, 6-1, -;

No. 3 - Jordan Cheng - Anders Clark, MIDDLETON HIGH def. Brett Dutkowski - Camden Czarnecki, GREEN BAY SOUTHWEST, 6-0, 6-1, -;

 

MIDDLETON 6, BADGER HIGH 1

Singles

No. 1 - Ryan Gold, MIDDLETON HIGH def. Mason Sniatynski, BADGER HIGH, 3-6, 6-4, 10-7;

No. 2 - Ian Connell, MIDDLETON HIGH def. Jordan Lauer, BADGER HIGH, 6-3, 4-6, 10-6;

No. 3 - Carson Derda, BADGER HIGH def. Jacob Mandelbrot, MIDDLETON HIGH, 6-4, 7-6 (5), -;

No. 4 - Akshay Kelshiker, MIDDLETON HIGH def. Giani Maniscalco, BADGER HIGH, 6-1, 6-1, -;

Doubles

No. 1 - Sam Dettman - Brandon Bodak, MIDDLETON HIGH def. Wyatt Vandyke - Graham Bartal, BADGER HIGH, 6-0, 6-2, -;

No. 2 - Alton Yan - Gene Kim, MIDDLETON HIGH def. Colin Ring - Nash Hale, BADGER HIGH, 6-3, 6-2, -;

No. 3 - Jordan Cheng - Anders Clark, MIDDLETON HIGH def. Angel Perez - David Nicia, BADGER HIGH, 6-1, 7-5, -;

 

April 19

MIDDLETON 5, SUN PRAIRIE HIGH 2

Singles

No. 1 - Ryan Gold, MIDDLETON HIGH def. Aidan Schutter, SUN PRAIRIE HIGH, 6-4, 6-2, -;

No. 2 - Josh Baldwin, SUN PRAIRIE HIGH def. Ian Connell, MIDDLETON HIGH, 6-3, 6-4, -;

No. 3 - Jacob Baldwin, SUN PRAIRIE HIGH def. Jacob Mandelbrot, MIDDLETON HIGH, 6-2, 6-2, -;

No. 4 - Akshay Kelshiker, MIDDLETON HIGH def. Jonathan Pulver, SUN PRAIRIE HIGH, 6-4, 6-1, -;

Doubles

No. 1 - Sam Dettman - Brandon Bodak, MIDDLETON HIGH def. Andrew Spence - Praneeth Venigalla, SUN PRAIRIE HIGH, 6-1, 6-0, -;

No. 2 - Alton Yan - Gene Kim, MIDDLETON HIGH def. Erik Spence - Kyle Helmenstine, SUN PRAIRIE HIGH, 6-0, 6-1, -;

No. 3 - Jordan Cheng - Anders Clark, MIDDLETON HIGH def. Jet Matteson - Sachin Suresh, SUN PRAIRIE HIGH, 6-2, 6-1, -;

 

MIDDLETON 7, KENOSHA TREMPER 0

Singles

No. 1 - Ryan Gold, MIDDLETON HIGH def. Michael States, KENOSHA TREMPER, 6-1, 6-0, -;

No. 2 - Ian Connell, MIDDLETON HIGH def. Colin Mossman, KENOSHA TREMPER, 6-0, 6-0, -;

No. 3 - Jacob Mandelbrot, MIDDLETON HIGH def. Noah Burford, KENOSHA TREMPER, 6-1, 6-2, -;

No. 4 - Akshay Kelshiker, MIDDLETON HIGH def. Johnathan Legrange, KENOSHA TREMPER, 6-0, 6-0, -;

Doubles

No. 1 - Gene Kim - Alton Yan, MIDDLETON HIGH def. Ryan Whynott - Ben Goss, KENOSHA TREMPER, 6-4, 6-2, -;

No. 2 - Jordan Cheng - Anders Clark, MIDDLETON HIGH def. Zachary Spangler - Zach Hoffmire, KENOSHA TREMPER, 6-1, 6-1, -;

No. 3 - Kieran Gopal - Jack Eggert, MIDDLETON HIGH def. Hunter Wellens - Nolan Stull, KENOSHA TREMPER, 6-0, 6-1, -;

 

April 18

MIDDLETON 6, MADISON WEST 1

Singles: Gold, Mid, def. Glasgow, 6-2, 6-2; Connell, Mid, def. Kaji, 6-0, 6-1; Mandelbrot, Mid, def. Sperry, 6-1, 6-2; Herrmann, MW, def. Gopal, 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles: Bodak/Dettman, Mid, def. Ruggiero/Mcallister, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3; Yan/Kim, Mid, def. Mjaanes/Frings, 6-2, 6-0; Kelshiker/Cheng, Mid, def. Hill/Jiang, 6-0, 6-4.

 

April 16

VERONA 4, MIDDLETON 3

Singles — Tennison, V, def. Gold, 6-1, 6-0; Fan, V, def. Dettman, 6-1, 6-2; Nagpal, V, def. Connell, 6-2, 7-5; Queoff, V, def. Bodak, 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles — Kim/Yan, M, def. Dugan/Schmidt, 6-3, 6-4; Kelshiker/Cheng, M, def. Meyer/Happel, 7-5, 6-1; Mandelbrot/Gopal, M, def. Tordeur/Lotta, 6-1, 6-0.

 

 

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