Panthers breeze in EWC dual debut


BEN BACHMANN (left) of Plymouth focuses on the ball during the No. 1 doubles match versus Two Rivers in Tuesday’s EWC tennis meet. Bachmann and Steven Blend won 6-3. 7-6 BEN BACHMANN (left) of Plymouth focuses on the ball during the No. 1 doubles match versus Two Rivers in Tuesday’s EWC tennis meet. Bachmann and Steven Blend won 6-3. 7-6 PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Panthers began defense of their Eastern Wisconsin Conference boys tennis championship with a 6-1 victory over Two Rivers Tuesday afternoon at the PHS courts.

PHS upped its overall dual record to 2-0.

The Panthers swept the singles matches, with wins from Matt Primozic at the No. 1 spot; Cooper Ebbott, No. 2; Gabe Guiriec, No. 3; and Ryan Blend, No. 4.

PHS won two doubles matches – Ben Bachmann and Steven Blend at No. 2, and Gabe Binversie and Gavin Binversie, No. 2.

“It's a great conference win for the Panthers. It was important for us to win big and get tally points toward the conference title,” said Panther head coach Clare Sedlacek.

Each match win in the EWC dual meets count toward determining the league champion.


STEVEN BLEND (right) of Plymouth is ready at the net in the No. 1 doubles match against Two Rivers at Tuesday’s EWC tennis dual. — Photos by Lisa Binversie STEVEN BLEND (right) of Plymouth is ready at the net in the No. 1 doubles match against Two Rivers at Tuesday’s EWC tennis dual. — Photos by Lisa Binversie “Ben Bachmann and Steven Blend won the first set easily [6-3] but were down 2-5 in the second before storming back to even the set at 5-5, eventually winning [7-6] after getting it to a tiebreaker,” said Sedlacek.

Bachmann and Blend won the second-set tiebreaker, 7-4.

“Matt Primozic did a great job coming back after losing the first set [4-6] with a 6-0 second, then had to play tough to win a hard-fought third set, 6-4,” said the coach.

The Panthers’ junior varsity winners were Tyler Equitz and Ryan Gallagher in singles play.

TWO RIVERS 1

PLYMOUTH 6

PLYMOUTH 6, TWO RIVERS 1

Singles

1. Matt Primozic (P) def. Brice Ruedinger 4-6, 6-0, 6-4.

2. Cooper Ebbott (P) def. Torgny Simons 6-1, 6-4.

3. Gabe Guiriec (P) def. John Roberts 6-2, 6-1.

4. Ryan Blend (P) def. Gavin Koch 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

Doubles

1. Ben Bachmann-Steven Blend (P) def. Alex Daffner-Dave Matthews 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).

2. Gabe Binversie-Gavin Binversie (P) def. Kory Schrimpf-Scott Skornicka 6-0, 6-0.

3. Austin Greenwood-Kyle Phillips (TR) def. Matt Matz-Preston Beyer 6-1, 6-1.


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