Boys Tennis: Ellsworth wraps up seasonEAU CLAIRE - The Ellsworth High School tennis season ended Monday at the WIAA Division 2 Eau Claire Regis Subsectional meet.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
EAU CLAIRE - The Ellsworth High School tennis season ended Monday at the WIAA Division 2 Eau Claire Regis Subsectional meet.
The Panthers finished sixth in the team standings with four points and did not qualify anyone for the sectional meet.
EHS's Will Huppert, seeded fourth, continued his winning ways at number three singles with a first round straight set victory over a player from Ashland 6-1, 6-1. He was then defeated by the No. 1 seed from Regis 1-6, 3-6.
The Panthers No. 3 doubles team of James Jean and Adrian Schott came up with probably the upset of the day. Seeded seventh, they knocked off the second-seeded team from Altoona in straight sets. The Altoona team had beat them twice in the past week. They won the first set 6-2, and were trailing in the second set 5-4, when they rallied to win the last three games of the set to win the match 7-5. This was their only victory of the season as a team. They went on to lose to the Amery team 7-5, 1-6.
Parker Johnson also did well in a three-set loss to Altoona at No. 2 singles.
The EHS boys' tennis team will have its last get together of the season on Thursday, May 31. The team will have a tennis marathon that evening to raise funds to support Ellsworth tennis. The tennis program is self-funding. All of the coaches are volunteer, and any compensation they may receive comes from fundraising efforts.