Falcons shutout Tigers

by Steve Ottman
Falls News Correspondent


AARON MULLIKIN of Sheboygan Falls hits a backhand in boys tennis action last week. - Falls News photo by Steve Ottman AARON MULLIKIN of Sheboygan Falls hits a backhand in boys tennis action last week. - Falls News photo by Steve Ottman The Sheboygan Falls High School boys tennis team shutout Chilton 7-0 in an Eastern Wisconsin Conference dual meet Thursday, May 5, in Sheboygan Falls.

With the victory, Falls improved to 4-2 in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference.

Falls head coach Leigh Cherveny made a lineup switch last week that yielded big dividends.

Cherveny moved No. 1 doubles team players Aaron Mullikin and Mason Liebe to No. 3 and No. 4 singles respectively and put Jordan Mielke and Peyton Luecke together as the new No. 1 doubles team.

All four players racked up wins with Mullikin posting a two-set sweep. Liebe breezed to a twoset win, while Mielke and Luecke took their match in two sets.

Other winners for Falls were No. 1 singles player Brayden Much and No. 2 singles player Bailey Hetzel, who won in two sets.

The No. 2 doubles team of Ben Krueger and Tyson Reschke notched a two-set sweep and the No. 3 doubles tandem of Mitch Christensen and Jason Bonner won by forfeit.

The Falcons upended Manitowoc Roncalli 4-3 Tuesday, May 3, at Manitowoc.

Falls defeated Roncalli for the first time in EWC play with two competitive three-set match wins.

“The Roncalli match saw a line-up change that provided three wins,” said Falcons’ head coach Leigh Cherveny.

Cherveny felt that Mullikin was one of the team’s best singles players at the beginning of the season. However, Mullikin struggled a bit and to help, Cherveny played him at No. 1 doubles.

As the season progressed, Mullikin started to display his singles skills, so he was moved back to No. 3 singles and won in straight sets in both matches.

That move allowed Luecke and Mielke, who have played tennis together since fourth grade, to take over at No. 1 doubles.

After a first set loss (6-4), Luecke and Mielke won 6-4, 6-0 over a good Roncalli team. They also won over Chilton’s two top players as well,

Leibe moved to No. 4 singles and won both of his matches as well.

In addition, Cherveny was very pleased with the No. 2 doubles team of Ben Krueger and Tyson Reschke.

“They have been more aggressive and consistent and are covering the court as a good doubles team should, communicating during the point and avoiding unforced errors,” remarked Cherveny.


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