1. Red Oak-21
Singles-Top two players make State Tennis
District Champion: Pete Walker-Red Oak
District Runner-Up: Nate Ohms-Harlan
Doubles-Top two teams make State Tennis
District Champion: Mitch Lieferman/Derek Tjepkes-Atlantic
Distrcit Runner-Up: Grant Nikseresht/Dillon Stane-Glenwood
Singles Results for Harlan:
Nate Ohms defeated Jacob Holmes(Shenandoah) 6-0, 6-1 in the first round.
Nate Ohms defeated Scott King(Glenwood) 6-4, 6-2 in the second round.
Nate Ohms defeated Matt Goracke(Red Oak) 6-4, 7-5 in the semifinals.
Nate Ohms lost to Pete Walker(Red Oak) 1-6, 2-6 in the finals for second place.
“Nate redeemed himself today after a disappointing Conference Tournament by playing very strong tennis and finishing in second place and making State. Nate ran into Pete Walker in the final and struggled against him again which shows us that we need to keep working hard to improve in the next couple of weeks before the State Tournament. I am very proud of seeing Nate making State Tennis and look forward to seeing him compete there.”
Willy Henrich lost to Pete Walker(Red Oak) 0-6, 2-6 in the first round.
“Willy has been playing very well recently so it was just very unfortunate for him and the team that he drew the number one seed first round. It really hurt our team’s chances from placing in the top three. Willy has been a big part of the varsity team for four years and he will be greatly missed next year.”
Doubles Results for Harlan:
Nick Petsche and Riley Finn lost to Jordan Nelson and Craig White(Red Oak) 3-6, 0-6
“Unfortunately, Nick and Riley had to play the number four seeded team in the first round so again, like Willy, made it really tough for us as a team to do well. We needed these guys to step up because they have the ability to play very well, as witnessed at the Conference Tournament. Today, that just didn’t happen. Both Nick and Riley will be back next year and I look forward to seeing their continued improvement.”
Jacob Petsche and Austin Euchner defeated R. Cornelison and B. Roberts(Corning) 6-2, 6-0
Jacob Petsche and Austin Euchner lost to Mitch Lieferman and Derek Tjepkes(Atlantic) 1-6, 1-6
“Jacob and Austin really picked up their game in the last couple weeks of the season. It was great seeing them get a win today which helped us get 5th place. Both Jacob and Austin will be back so we will be returning five out of our six varsity players. We will look forward to an improved team next season.”