WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Marshfield boys tennis team swept the four singles matches and defeated Wisconsin Rapids 5-1 in its Wisconsin Valley Conference opener Thursday at Lincoln High School.
Ryan Paulman, Dillon Scheuer, Kai Rens and Chase Hinson each won in straight sets for the Tigers, losing a total of just four games.
Marshfield also earned a win at No. 2 doubles as Kennan Chojnacki and Payton Smith rolled 6-0, 6-1.
Marshfield plays at Wausau East on Friday, and both teams will compete at the La Crosse Central Quad on Saturday.
Marshfield 5, Wisconsin Rapids 1
Doubles: 1. Eric Huglen-Joey Bohmen (WR) def. Justin Rachu-Josh Grissman, 7-6 (2), 6-2; 2. Kennan Chojnacki-Payton Smith (M) def. Carter Suen-James Baldwin, 6-0, 6-1; 3. No competition.
Singles: 1. Ryan Paulman (M) def. Elliot Schultz, 6-1, 6-0; 2. Dillon Scheuer (M) def. Jon Penyak, 6-0, 6-0; 3. Kai Rens (M) def. Michael Tra, 6-0, 6-0; 4. Chase Hinson (M) def. Ryan Pidgeon, 6-1, 6-2.
Records: Marshfield 2-0, 1-0 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Wisconsin Rapids 0-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference.