Brookfield East beat Brookfield Central, 5-2, in a Greater Metro Conference match to open the week May 1 at Central.
Central dropped a 5-2 match to Brookfield East on May 1 at home to start the week. Then they traveled to Menomonee Falls on May 2 and beat the Indians, 7-0. A game at Wauwatosa East was rained out on May 3 and then they went 2-1 in the Nicolet Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
The Lancers' only wins against the Spartans came in singles as Michael Treis beat Tim Corwin at No. 1 singles in a thrilling battle (7-6, 7-6) and Matt Michael beat Jimmy Englehart (7-5, 7-6 (6)) at No. 3 singles.
The Spartans swept doubles as first doubles Ben Stewart/Ben Klein beat Andrew Denu/Tarun Jella (6-3, 6-2), second doubles Cole Levonovicz/Tyler Kendall beat Jack Peterson/Charlie Reamer (6-2, 6-4) and Tim Langlois/Henri Termuehlen edged Brad Bartelt/Danny Schoen in a thriller at third doubles (7-6 (5), 6-4).
Felix Corwin beat Jordan Patt at second singles (6-4, 6-2) and Michael Amato beat Peter Lyon at fourth singles (7-5, 6-0).
In the sweep of Falls, the following lineup was successful.
Treis (6-0, 6-0), Michael (7-5, 6-2), Justin Meier (6-4, 7-5) and Will Redman (7-5, 6-4) had some good matches in sweeping singles.
Hasan Nadeem/Tommy Hastings (6-3, 6-1), Drew Goeman/Danny Faust (6-1, 6-4) and John Scanlon/Thomas Markey (7-5, 7-5) swept through doubles, with the latter match a thriller.
On Friday at the Nicolet Invite, Central beat Kenosha Tremper, 5-2, and Arrowhead (6-1).
Winning against Tremper were Michael (6-0, 6-2), Lyon (6-2, 6-0), Denu/Jella (1-6, 6-2, 6-2), Reamer/Peterson (6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-2) and Bartelt/Schoen (6-2, 6-3).
In the win over the Warhawks, Treis (6-1, 6-1), Patt (6-2, 7-5), Michael (7-5, 6-4) and Hastings (6-3, 6-2) captured singles and Denu/Jella (7-5, 6-1) and Reamer/Peterson (7-5, 7-6 (2)) won some tough doubles matches.
On Saturday the Lancers played into perhaps the state's best team in Homestead, losing 6-1, as Michael won the only match at third singles (6-1, 6-2).
They then lost the third-place match to Whitefish Bay, 5-2, as Treis (6-2, 6-3) and Patt (3-6, 6-1, 6-1) came out with the only wins.
Central is now 3-3 in the Greater Metro Conference.
"I told the guys mental toughness is the difference between a good team and a great team," Central coach Dave Steinbach said. "We are still a good team."
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