Pontiac tennis from Thursday

    Zach Fellheimer dug deep and found resolve as he battled back from the brink of being swept to scoring a point in singles play for Pontiac to help lead the Indians to a 6-3 victory over host Normal West on a cold and windy Thursday afternoon.
    Fellheimer joined Griffin Brunner and Rocco Sartoris in winning in both singles and doubles competition on the day. They accounted for five points.
    For Fellheimer, it was determination that dictated the outcome of the No. 1 singles match. He lost the first set and was down 5-1 in the second when things turned his way. Fellheimer rallied to take the second set and persevere in the tiebreaker for a 4-6, 7-6, 11-9 victory.
    Sartoris needed to go a few extra points in the first set of his singles match but prevailed 7-6(3), 6-3 to win at No. 5. Brunner cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 6.
    Sartoris and Brunner teamed up to claim a hard-fought 9-8(5) win at No. 3 doubles.
    Fellheimer and Rifat Jaoski scored a 9-7 win at No. 1 doubles.
    Pontiac's other point came in singles play as Krutil Patel needed a tiebreaker to win 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 at No. 3.
    Noah Schrock lost a heartbreaker at No. 4 singles, falling 6-2, 2-6, 12-10. Jaoski lost 7-6(12), 6-4 at No. 2 for Pontiac (6-5).
    “ Zach had a great come from behind victory to help us lead 4-2 after singles,” commented PTHS head coach Nick Vogt. “ Great back and forth competitive match.  Both teams were pretty evenly matched.”
    Clay Miller won 8-2 and Garrett Brunner claimed an 8-3 decision in junior varsity singles play. Brunner and Miller also triumphed in doubles play, 8-1.