McCook drops duels with Kearney Catholic and GICC

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Syd Wier prepares a serve during the McCook Invite earlier this season. Wier went 1-3 (0-2 in singles play and 1-1 in doubles matches) at Mondayís Kearney Catholic Triangular but played top competition from Kearney Catholic and GICC.
Gabe Gauthier/McCook Gazette

KEARNEY, Neb. -- McCook dropped tennis duels to Kearney Catholic and Grand Island Central Catholic by identical 6-3 scores Monday at the Kearney Harmon Park Tennis Courts.

Against Kearney Catholic, the Bison won two of three doubles matches. Von Fritsche and Mason Michaelis (9-7 score) and Syd Wier and Zion Moyer (8-6) recorded the two doubles victories against the Stars.

The one setback for McCook doubles came from the top team of Spencer Krysl and Sam Knoll. The Bison duo lost to Kearney Catholic 8-4.

In singles play, Krysl was the lone Bison victor. The senior won his match 8-2.

Despite losing five of six singles matches, McCook played the Stars close. Wier, Fritsche and Michaelis all lost by 8-6 scores. Knoll dropped an 8-5 decision, while Moyer lost 8-4.

GICC also defeated McCook 6-3.

Against the Crusaders, the Bison got wins from Fritsche and Michaelis in singles action. Fritsche defeated his Crusader opponent 8-2, while Michaelis completed an 8-0 sweep in his match.

The other Bison victory came in No. 2 Doubles, where Fritsche and Michaelis beat GICC 8-6.

Losing their singles matches were Wier (8-3), Moyer (8-4), Krysl (8-3) and Knoll (8-1).

In doubles action, Krysl and Knoll lost 8-0 while Wier and Moyer lost a heartbreaking 9-8 (7-9) decision.

In junior varsity action, McCook faired much better. The Bison reserves defeated Kearney Catholicís junior varsity 10-0 and GICCís j.v. 2-0.

Andrew Graff, Caden Bortner and Tanner Unger all won two singles matches against Kearney Catholic. Logan Barenberg added a seventh singles victory. Unger and Barenberg also won two doubles matches, while Graff and Bortner teamed up to win another.

The Bison only played two matches against the Crusader reserves and won both. Unger and Barenberg notched a 6-2 decision in doubles action while Graff and Bortner won another 6-1.

McCook travels to take on Lexington in a duel Tuesday at 4 p.m.


Kearney Catholic 6, McCook 3

Varsity Singles

1 Syd Wier lost to A. Hayes 8-6

2 Zion Moyer lost to J. Poland 8-4

3 Spencer Krysl def C. Conrad 8-2

4 Sam Knoll lost to B. Groskreute 8-5

5 Von Fritsche lost to J. Arram 8-6

6 Mason Michaelis lost to L. Seibert 8-6

Varsity Doubles

1 Krysl/Knoll lost to Groskreutz/Conrad 8-4

2 Fritsche/Michaelis def Arram/Seibert 9-7

3 Wier/Moyer def Hayes/Poland 8-6

JV Singles

Andrew Graff def A. Williams 6-3

Andrew Graff def N. Svec 6-4

Caden Bortner N. Olbrecht 7-5

Caden Bortner lost to B. Thiele 7-5

Tanner Unger def C. Kluthe 6-4

Tanner Unger def J. Svec 6-2

Logan Barenberg def C. Hopkins 6-1

JV Doubles

Unger/Barenberg def Olbrecht/Thiele 6-1

Unger/Barenberg def Kluthe/Svec 6-2

Graff/Bortner def Williams/Svec 6-3

GICC 6, McCook 3

Varsity Singles

1 Syd Wier lost to C. Hamils 8-3

2 Zion Moyer lost to E. Fox 8-4

3 Spencer Krysl lost to T. Childers 8-3

4 Sam Knoll lost to G. Fox 8-1

5 Von Fritsche def A. Herbek 8-2

6 Mason Michaelis def J. Farias 8-0

Varsity Doubles

1 Krysl/Knoll lost to G. Fox/Childers 8-0

2 Fritsche/Michaelis def Herbeck/A. Ortega 8-6

3 Wier/Moyer lost to Hamils/E. Fox 9-8 (7-9)

JV Doubles

Tanner Unger/Logan Barenberg def Klemme/Mueller 6-2

Andrew Graff/Caden Bortner def Meyer/McNamara 6-1

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