Mossman Into Quarterfinals at State Tennis Tournament


Published on May 23 2019 12:58 pm
Last Updated on May 24 2019 12:37 pm
Written by Millie Lange

One area singles player had a good day Thursday and one area doubles team is still alive today at the Boys State Tennis Tournament. Play is taking place throughout the Chicagoland area.

Effingham's Ben Donsbach and Parker Siner saw their time at the tournament end Thursday with a 1-2 record. The duo won their opener against Nolan Johnson and Logan Evans of Springfield Sacred Heart, 7-5, 0-6, 10-7 in tiebreaker. The EHS pair were down in the first match 5-0 but came back to win.

The Hearts duo then fell to Owen Setran and Devin Greeno of West Chicago Wheaton Academy, 6-0, 6-1.

The pair exited the tournament with a second loss, this one to Jack Rhiner/James Shervheim of Elmhurst Timothy Christian in the second round consolation 6-3 7-6(4).

Teutopolis was represented by a singles player and two doubles teams in this year's tournament.

Kyele Mossman won his opener in singles action, 6-1, 6-0 over Aditya Sabharwal of Vernon Hills, then defeated Jackson Schuetzle of Crystal Lake South 6-1, 6-2. Mossman advanced to the quarterfinals with a third win Thursday, defeating Bert Cao of the Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora, 6-4. 6-1. He will be playing today at Arlington Heights (Hersey). 

Seth Probst and Jacob Pals won their opener against Derek Estes and Jacob Britt of Fairfield, 6-4, 6-2. They then fell to Eric Martin and Raj Sinha of Springfield, 6-2, 6-2.

The pair came back with a victory over Johnny Hamilton and Chris Wilson of LaGrange Park Nazareth Academy, 7-6 (5), 6-2, and won on Friday morning, 8-6, over Danny Vale and Matt Kazmirak of Wheaton St. Francis to improve to 3-1 for the tournament.

Mitchell Deters and Alex Deters lost in opening round play to Jordan Ahlgrim and Carter Hamrin of Oak Forest, then were eliminated by Alex Freeman and Dan Minogue of Crstal Lake South in the first round of consolation, 6-3, 5-7, 10-8.

Play at the state tournament will continue through Saturday.