The Geneseo boys’ tennis team captured two wins on the courts this past week with wins over Sterling and Rochelle.


The Geneseo boys’ tennis team captured two wins on the courts this past week with wins over Sterling and Rochelle.

Geneseo vs. Rochelle

The Geneseo boys’ tennis team notched a 5-0 victory on the road April 24 over Rochelle.

“Yes, we took care of Rochelle pretty handily,” said head coach Kevin Reed. “We had a little different lineup and got the easy victory. We played well last night. I think this was one of the better times I have seen them play.”

Shawn?DePauw and Connor Vandersnick grabbed wins in singles play — DePauw, 6-1 and 6-2 and Vandersnick, 6-0 and 6-1.

Alec Cheek/Daniel Rowley earned a 6-1 and 6-0 victory in No. 1 doubles, followed by Doug Menozi/Trevor Specht with a 6-2 and 6-1 at No. 2. Seth Stewart/Bryce Gramling were victorious in the No. 3 spot by a score of 6-4 and 6-4.

The freshmen/sophomore Leafs received wins from Payton Demay/Henry Dethlefs, 10-5, Tyler Williams, 10-1 and Brock Piotrowski/Brian Bozzer, 10-5. Luke Verplaetse lost 5-10 and Logan Lanphere/Brice Piotrowski fell 7-10.

Geneseo vs. Sterling

In conference action April 19, the Geneseo boys’ tennis team defeated visiting Sterling by a score of 4-1.

“I think it was a good overall team effort, and I was real proud of our No. 1 doubles’ team that beat Sterling’s No. 1,” said Reed. “Sterling is a little down this year, but have three or four good players.”

The Leafs’ doubles teams swept the Golden Warriors with wins from Cheek/Rowley, 6-4 and 7-5 in the No. 1 spot; DePauw/Gramling, 6-2 and 6-4 and Menozi/Specht, 6-4 and 6-1.

“Doug and Trevor are basically our wildcard and a lot of the times the matches will come down to one match, which is typically the No. 3 doubles’ match,”?said Reed. “They are doing a nice job of working on their game, and I want them to finish out their senior year strong.”

Max Hurliman nabbed a win at No. 2 singles, 6-0 and 6-0. Vandersnick suffered a 3-6 and 1-6 loss in the No. 1 singles’ match.

The freshmen/sophomore squad edged Sterling, 3-2 with wins from Williams/ Dethlefs, 10-6; Lanphere/ Demay, 10-2; and Brock Piotrowski/Bozzer, 10-10 (7-4). Verplaetse lost his No. 1 singles’ match, 1-10, while Brice Piotrowski fell 2-10.

The Leafs will next host Dixon at 4:30 p.m. May 1 at Richmond Hill.