Prep Boys Tennis

Prep roundup: QHS boys tennis team third at Metamora

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Mar. 23, 2019 10:40 pm

The Quincy High School boys tennis team placed second in two flights and finished third in the eight-team field with 35 points at the Metamora Tournament on Saturday.

Zach Willing placed second at No. 1 singles. He beat Jack Butler of Carbondale 6-0, 6-2 and Michael Poppen of Metamora 6-2, 6-3. He lost in the championship match to Kyle Mossman of Teutopolis 6-1, 6-1.

The Blue Devils' No. 1 doubles team of Greysen Arns and Blake Hayden also placed second. They beat Hassan Khan and Nikhil Gupta of Chatham Glenwood 6-2, 6-2 and Barik Olden and Joe Zern of Morton 7-5, 6-4. Arns and Hayden lost in the title match to Ethan Greenfield and Brian Lelm of Metamora 6-4, 3-6, 10-8.

Caleb Vonderheide placed third at No. 2 singles. He beat Clint Apke of Teutopolis 6-0, 6-0 but lost to Perry Xie of Peoria Notre Dame 2-6, 7-6, 12-10. In third-place match, Vonderheide beat Ammar Bakir of Glenwood 6-0, 6-0.

QHS's No. 3 doubles team of Allen Oakley and Keshad Ghanekar placed fourth and the No. 2 doubles team of Matt Harmann and Liam McReynolds finished sixth.

Hannibal 5, Marshall 4: Ethan Bross and Trent Kempker won the final four games of their No. 1 doubles match to seal the Pirates' victory at home. In the deciding match, Bross and Kempker trailed 7-6 to Christian Clair and Luke Miles before coming back to win 10-7. Kempker, Collin Poage and Nathan Destefane all won their singles matches. Poage and Destefane defeated Kolton King and Brayden Chumpraphai 10-2 in No. 2 doubles.

Hannibal 5, Marshall 4

Singles

Christian Clair (M) d. Ethan Bross, 10-4

Collin Poage (H) d. Kolton King, 10-2

Nathan Destefane (H) d. Jerome Alex-Likorio, 10-1

Trent Kempker (H) d. Luke Miles, 10-3

Brayden Chumpraphai (M) d. Kyle Murphy, 10-5

Sergio Ruiz (M) d. Noah Evans, 10-2

Doubles

Bross and Kempker d. Clair and Miles, 10-7

Poage and Destefane d. King and Chumpraphai, 10-2

Alex-Likorio and Ruiz d. Murphy and Evans, 10-5