High school sports roundup: Prairie boys tennis starts the season strong | Preparation of sports

Prairie School boys’ tennis started their season Saturday afternoon. And it was a strong show from the program’s singles players and several newcomers to the university team.

Taej Desai, Carson Emery and Ryan Matthew did not lose a single set. And freshman Jonathan Orth got a chance to stay in No. 1 singles as the Hawks flew to two wins from three meetings at the Trojan Holman Quadrangular at Kenosha Tremper High School.

Prairie opened with a 7-0 win over Case. Orth won by No. 1 singles over Srikar Munagavalasa 6-1, 6-0. Desai defeated Tommaso Chieregato (6-0, 6-1) by No. 2 singles. And Emery defeated Andre Cartagena Jr. (6-0, 6-2).

“(Orth) got that spot,” Prairie coach Nich Schafer said of his No. 1 singles player. “We all knew about his competitiveness and all-round play.”

“He’s a very mature young man for a beginner. He does not portray himself as a beginner on or off the field.”

The meeting with Case gave the Prairies double team their lone victories in the afternoon.

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In the No. 1 double, Mauricio Garduno and Calvin Sharpe won 6-2, 6-1 over Joshua Herness and Francesco Punzo. Benjamin Menzhuber and Parker Kohl defeated Cameron Werner and Yash Patil (6-0, 6-0) by No. 2 doubles. And Saitej Avula and Musa Rahman defeated Dante Lewis and Jaipreet Singh (6-1, 6-0) by No. 3 doubles.

“We have a couple of guys swapping in doubles,” Schafer said. “So we have not tried all the teams we would like to try yet.”

Prairie’s lone defeat came at the hands of Kenosha Tremper – where the hosts won 4-3. But singles continued to thrive.

Despite adversity for Orth on the No. 1 single, and losing to Max Botey (6-0, 6-0), the efforts of Desai, Emery and Matthews gave the Hawks their victories in the event.

All four singles followed with victories against Milwaukee St. Thomas More to help Prairie win 4-3.

Orth won (6-0, 6-0) over Aiden Snyder at No. 1 single. And Desai, Emery and Matthew rounded out their perfect Saturdays.







Taej Desai, Prairie

Desai


“(Desai) is going to be a hard No. 2 to beat,” Schafer said. “He has the ability to beat players of better caliber. And he can play at a higher pressure.”

Desai defeated St. Thomas More’s Sam Nyrkov (6-1, 6-0) at No. 2 singles. Emery defeated Ethan Emmons (6-3, 6-4) by No. 3 singles. And Matthew won after an abrasive second set against Adam Dolata (6-2, 7-6 (3)).

Prairie plays next Tuesday against St. Catherine’s at a Metro Classic Conference meeting in Lockwood Park, Racine.

MUKWONAGO INVITATION: Waterford won one of three meetings at the Mukwonago Invitational at Mukwonago High School.







Andrew Vescio, Waterford

Vescio


Waterford won 4-3 over Greendale. Andrew Vescio won for Waterford in singles No. 1 by defeating Greendale’s Corey Mattin 6-2, 6-0.

“(Vescio) stated today that you have to play your best to have a chance against him,” Waterford coach Mike Schuster said.

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Spencer Gross won at No. 2 singles in a grinding match against Kieran Ortloff (6-2, 7-5).

“(Gross) just never gives up,” Schuster said. “And as the fights go on, Spencer gets stronger.”

John Durand won by No. 3 singles (7-5, 2-6, 10-8) against Evan Xiong. And that No. 3 double pair of Gavin Obermeyer and Adam Burazin defeated (6-3, 6-4) Greendale’s Tyler Filetti and Ethan Pajanustan.

Vescio shone again on No. 1 singles to give Waterford their lone victory during a 6-1 loss to Menomonie. Vescio defeated Menomonies Joey Leipnitz 6-1, 6-2. Vescio also gave Waterford a 5-2 loss to Waukesha South.

WISCONSIN STATE INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS: Park High Schools Emmanuel Johnson won the high jump at the Wisconsin State Indoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Saturday.







Emmanuel Johnson, Park

Johnson


Johnson finished with a jump of 6-8 to win the high jump over New Berlin West’s Matthew Ewens’ jump of 6-3. Prairies Asanjai Hunter finished in a 28th place finish (5-8). Prairies Ashe Oglesby qualified for the state in the high jump, but did not compete.

Horlicks TJ Williams advanced to the 60-meter dash final and finished second with a time of 6.99. The event was won by Oshkosh West’s Ja’siah Williams (6.97).

Parks Darrell Price finished as number eight in the long jump (20-11.75). Horlicks Ayden Graham finished as number 49 (19-1.25). And Case freshman Lincoln Myer finished 75th (17-3).

Horlick’s Tyler Rush finished 15th in the 400 meter dash with a time of 54.17. Park’s Johnson finished the event as number 27 (54.99)

Horlicks Blake Fletcher finished in 19th place in the shot put with a throw of 46-0.







Camden Perry, Prairie

Perry


On the girls side of the state competition, Camden Perry finished eighth for Prairie in the long jump (16-11.75).







Ava Collier-White, Prairie

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Perry also advanced to the semifinals in the 60-meter dash and finished 17th with a time of 8.18. Ava Collier-White and Mya Kennedy qualified for the state in the 60-meter dash, but were unable to move out of the preliminary.

Prairie also had a qualification for the state in the 800-meter race. Carly Lopez finished as number 51 with a time of 2: 39.14.

Baseball

RACINE LUTHERAN-PRAIRIE 8, CASE 4: A strong move by John Hansen gave the LPs a nonconference victory Saturday at Horlick Field in Racine.







John Hansen, Racine Lutheran

Hansen


Hansen allowed two runs (one earned), allowed three hits and struck out three on 5 1/3 innings to pick up the win for the LPs (3-0).

“John played an excellent match,” Racine Lutheran-Prairie coach Jeff Wilson said. “He kept the batteries out of balance and got a lot of groundouts and pop-ups.”

Junior first baseman Jason Schmierer completed a four-run third inning with a two-run single that opened the game against the Eagles (2-1).

The LPs’ offense generated 11 hits in seven innings of the game.







Camdin Jansen, Racine Lutheran

Jansen


Camdin Jansen went 3 for 4 with an RBI, stolen base and a run. Jayden Jaramillo went 3 for 5 with an RBI, ran scored and behind the plate defensively, the second-year catcher was credited for throwing the runner out on an attempt to steal. Ben Tietyen went 1 for 3 with a stolen base, hit off the pitch and scored three runs. And senior 2nd baseman Julian Morales went 2 to 5 with an RBI and ran scored.

Girl soccer

UNION GROVE: The Broncos shared a couple of nonconference road games this weekend.

Union Grove won Friday night 2-1 against Monona Grove. And the weather conditions were not so ideal.

“It froze and snowed the whole game,” Union Grove coach Sean Jung said.

The Silver Eagles scored the first goal of the game in the 14th minute, but it would not take long for the Broncos to find an answer.







Julia James, Union Grove

James


Sophomore Julia James scored in the 25th minute from an assist by Olivia Bushey. Thirteen minutes later, James scored again – this time with an assist from Paige Cotton – to take a 2-1 lead that the Broncos would maintain through the second half.

Sophomore goalkeeper Makayla Mackiewicz came up big in the second half with two critical saves too late to secure the win. Mackiewicz made six saves in the match.

After a tough match – tired legs proved to be expensive for Union Grove on Saturday with a 3-0 loss to Madison West

“We started very flat,” Jung said.

After only three minutes the tick was out of the clock,

Union Grove had closed the opening goal into three minutes inside the match. And to make matters worse, Broncos lost senior captain Sam Fleischman to injury moments later.

Union Grove was trailing 1-0 at the break. But Madison West made it 2-0 early in the second half, putting the game out of reach.

“We generated three or four really good chances to almost make it a one-goal game late,” Jung said. “But they did not get in touch with us.”

Madison West scored in the last minute of regulation to win 3-0. Union Groves Mackiewicz made six saves in the match.

GREEN BAY NOTRE DAME 7, PRAIRIE 0: The Hawks were shut out on the road during a non-conference game at Capital Credit Union Park in Green Bay.

The Hawks (0-1) opened their season against a Tritons (4-1) team that has already established a strong offensive line. In their four wins, the Tritons have surpassed their opponents 27-0.

No further details were available for Prairie.

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