As expected the Brookfield East boys tennis team split two matches at the WIAA Team Tennis Tournament at the Nielsen Center in Madison on Friday and Saturday.
The Spartans whipped Green Bay Preble, 6-1, in the quarterfinals on Friday to open the week and then suffered their worst beating of the year to Marquette, 7-0, on Saturday morning.
Sophomore Felix Corwin of Brookfield East beat senior Mason Mattila of Preble (6-0, 6-0) at Flight 1, while in Flight 2 junior Tim Corwin beat junior Brad Maccoux (6-0, 6-0).
Flight 3 saw East freshman Tyler Kendler whip junior Hoi-An Thai (6-0, 6-0) while senior Michael Amato of East defeated sophomore Will Griswold (6-1, 6-0) in Flight 4.
On the doubles side, East senior Ben Klein/sophomore Ben Stewart beat seniors Jaren Sternard/Andrew McDonald (6-3, 6-3) in Flight 1 and in Flight 3 senior Billy Dietz/junior Michael Wolff defeated seniors AJ Kempke/Cristian Vasiliev (6-3, 6-0).
In Flight 2 Preble junior Kurt Ahonen/sophomore Brennan Dougherty beat East juniors Cole Leonovicz/Jimmy Engelhart (6-1, 6-4).
On Saturday against Marquette in the semifinals, the Spartans were hoping to have better luck this time around after losing 6-1 and 5-2 in the regular season.
It didn't happen as the Hilltoppers won every match.
In singles junior Damon Niquet beat Felix Corwin (7-6 (1), 6-1) and junior Matt Lynch beat Tim Corwin (7-5, 6-3) in Flight 1 and Flight 2, respectively.
In a battle of freshmen in Flight 3, David Sinense beat Kendler (6-2, 6-1). Another Marquette freshman, Alex Rokosz, won in Flight 4, defeating Amato (6-1, 6-1).
In doubles, two of the three battles were close.
In Flight 1 junior CJ Armbrust/senior Connor Muth beat Klein/Stewart (6-1, 7-6 (4)) and in Flight 3 junior Mike Ebsen/senior Troy Holland beat Dietz/Wolff (6-3, 2-6, 6-1).
In Flight 2 sophomore Austin Budiono/junior Greg Raster defeated Leonovicz/Engelhart (6-2, 6-3).
Brookfield East 6, Green Bay Preble 1
Marquette 7, Middleton 0
Eau Claire Memorial 7, Waukesha West 0
Homestead 6, Kenosha Tremper 1
Marquette 7, Brookfield East 0
Homestead, 6, EC Memorial 1
Championship Match, Saturday
Marquette 5, Homestead 2
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