Germantown boys tennis team wins its own quad meet

Doubles team of Wait and Stodola unbeaten

May 13, 2014

Paced by the undefeated first doubles team of senior Ben Wait and junior Eric Stodola, the Germantown boys tennis team won two flights and eased past Hartford for the title in its own quadrangular on May 10.

Menomonee Falls was fourth in the meet and picked up a flight title from the third doubles team of Josh Wentland/John Eikenmeier (MF).

"Overall, it was a good day of tennis for all teams with each team earning at least one first place, and the team title came down to the last handful of matches," said Warhawk coach Jeff Stodola. "Each team had their ups and downs during the day, but everyone was giving their best effort."

The first doubles team improved to 16-0 on the season with wins over Hartford, New Berlin West and Falls pairs. They also beat North Shore duos from Milwaukee Lutheran, Nicolet and Grafton in dual-meet action last week.

The Warhawks also got a first from the second doubles team of Evan Hasting and Xander Rait, which is now 10-1 on the season.

Those efforts led Germantown to a 14-point total, edging out Hartford, which had 13. New Berlin West had eight and Falls seven. The Warhawks won the quad on the strength of its depth as it also got runner-up finishes from Logan Symes, Justin Luo and Sam Wessel at first, second and third singles, respectively, and from the third doubles team of Connor Schmid and Joey Magnabosco

"For (us), I knew it was going to be another competitive quad and expected that first singles, first doubles and second doubles would earn points, but defending the team title was going to be a challenge, so the other flights needed to post victories, which they did," Stodola said.

"A nice surprise was freshman Jacob Coulthurst who filled in nicely at fourth singles and earned his first varsity singles win. Sam Wessel at third singles clinched the team title with his win versus New Berlin West, which also earned us the dual win."

Wessel went 2-1 on the day and was highlighted in his play by coach Stodola, whose team will visit Port Washington on Thursday, May 15, and then will close out the North Shore dual-meet season with a makeup dual at Cedarburg on Monday, May 19 (3:30 p.m.).

Coach Stodola was pleased and proud of how the team played and how well the event came off on a rare, sunny and beautiful Saturday.

"Overall, six of seven flights took first or second place," Stodolas said. "It's always good for the seniors (Magnabosco, Schmid, Symes and Wait) to win their last quad of their high school career.

"It's a privilege to be the coach and appreciated the parent support for the team during the day as well."

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