Ellsworth tennis shutout by Eau Claire RegisEau Claire Regis is one of the best prep boys' tennis teams in the state and they showed why Tuesday as they shutout Ellsworth 7-0.
EAU CLAIRE - Eau Claire Regis is one of the best prep boys' tennis teams in the state and they showed why Tuesday as they shutout Ellsworth 7-0.
The Ramblers are ranked No. 9 in the state in Division 2. They are currently in first place in the Middle Border Conference.
"That's a very good team," Panthers coach Casey Keller said. "They have all their starters from last year returning."
Senior Dylan Greske won the most games among Ellsworth's participants. He lost 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles.
Sophomore Adam Lee lost 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles and classmate Nick Rheil lost by an identical score at No. 3 singles.
Lee was facing senior Kyle Seyer who has advanced to the Division 2 singles state tournament each of the past two seasons.
Junior Brady Hines lost 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4 singles. At No. 1 doubles, senior Jeff Stress and sophomore Parker Johnson lost 6-0, 6-1 against senior Ryan Kozuch and junior Steven Hafacker.
"They were actually very excited about that one game," Keller said. The team they played were state qualifiers last year."
Chris Schwarzhoff, a junior, and Andy Roland lost 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles while the No. 3 doubles team of junior Garrett Burgess and freshman Isaac Claesson fell 6-1, 6-0.
Ellsworth is off until May 14 when it travels to Lake City. The Panthers complete Middle Border Conference play with an 0-6 record. Ellsworth is 1-7 overall.