STEVENS POINT – The Stevens Point boys tennis team remained undefeated in the Wisconsin Valley Conference with a 6-1 win over Wisconsin Rapids on Thursday at Stevens Point Area Senior High.
Stevens Point won five matches in straight sets and the No. 3 doubles match by forfeit.
The Panthers move into a tie for first place with Marshfield in the Wisconsin Valley Conference with a 3-0 record. Those two teams meet at Marshfield on Thursday, May 12.
Wisconsin Rapids’ lone win came from Ryan Pidgeon at No. 4 singles, as he outlasted Winston Hill in three sets, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.
Stevens Point will compete at the Sun Prairie Invitational on Saturday. Wisconsin Rapids will host a quadrangular meet against D.C. Everest, Stevens Point Pacelli and Tomah on Saturday.
Stevens Point 6, Wisconsin Rapids 1
Singles: 1. Matt Davis (SP) def. Elliott Schultz, 6-1, 6-1; 2. Mason DeBot (SP) def. Jonathan Penyak, 6-2, 6-0; 3. Sam Kulick (SP) def. Michael Tra, 6-0, 6-0; 4. Ryan Pidgeon (WR) def. Winston Hill, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.
Doubles: 1. Luke Hinchcliffe-Noah Hlavac (SP) def. Joey Bohman-Eric Huglen, 6-0, 6-1; 2. Jack Diekelman-Marek Woytasik (SP) def. Carter Swen-Baldwin James, 6-3, 6-3; 3. Jacob Lutgen-Adam Rust (SP) won by forfeit.
Records: Wisconsin Rapids 0-4; Stevens Point 3-0.