One T-town Tennis Player Still Alive at State (updated)


Published on May 24 2018 5:23 pm
Last Updated on May 25 2018 2:53 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

One Teutopolis tennis player is still alive at the state meet in Chicagoland.

Kyele Mossman, who won the sectional singles tournament at Effingham last week, won his first match at State, 6-2, 6-2 over Evan Fedin of Winnetka North Shore County Day then lost his second match 6-2, 6-0 to Alex Bergendorf of Glen Ellyn Glenbard South.

Mossman picked up a win in the second round consolation bracket where he downed Raymond Richardson of Chicago De La Salle, 6-1, 6-0. In the third round of consolation, he defeated Joey Miller of Rock Island Alleman, 6-1, 6-1. He is to take on Carlos Gutierrez of Oak Park Fenwick at Schaumburg next. He is now in the top 12.

One of the Teutopolis doubles teams, Seth Probst and Alex Probst, picked up their second loss to exit the tourney. The Probsts won 6-3, 0-6, 6-4 over Krishna Subbiah and Arjun Tangella of Urbana University, then lost 6-1, 6-2 to Sam Taluc and Barik Olden of Morton Thursday.

In Friday action in the second round consolation, the two Probsts defeated Sean Froidcouer and Jaden Henderson of Troy Tirad, 6-2, 6-3 and have defeated Nikhil Mangtani and Matt Nguyen of Vernon Hills, 6-0, 1-6 (10-2). But their fine season came to a close with a 6-2, 6-1 loss to Thomas Moh and Mason Runekl of Normal University. The pair finished in the top 24 in the state.

The other Teutopolis doubles team that reached State, Logan Waldhoff and Alex Deters, lost their first match 6-0, 6-0 to Andy  Hinch and Joe Demirjian of Mount Zion then bounced back to win 6-4, 6-3 over Grayson Smith and Trevor Beale of Rockofrd Christian.

The pair were eliminated 4-6, 6-3 (10-3) against Ryahei Matsubara and Hadyen Holloway of Herrin.

The state meet runs through Saturday.