Mossman, Habing Duos Still Going Strong At State Tennis Tourney


Published on May 24 2024 6:29 am
Last Updated on May 24 2024 6:34 am
Written by Millie Lange

Effingham St. Anthony's Manaye and Evan Mossman and Teutopolis' Colin and Josh Habing are still going strong at the State Tennis Tournament after Thursday action.

The Mossman duo opened with an easy 6-1, 6-1 victory over Joliet Catholic Academy's Andy Munoz and Ryan Streitz. The pair then downed Connor and Jacob Trepanier of Richmond-Burton, 7-5, 6-2.

The Bulldog twosome won a third round over Jordan Beck and Eli Woodrome of Mascoutah, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (4).

The Mossman duo return to action today at Arlington Heights Hersey against Chicago University's Maurice Neuman and Adam Tang.

T-town's Habing pair won their first round over Anton Augusto and Ben Thomson of Antioch, 6-0, 6-1. But the pair fell in the second round to Michael Cagle and Keegan Weber of  Herrin, 7-5, 6-0.

The Habings regrouped and downed Elliot Matthew and Hendrick DeVries of Elmhurst Timothy Christian, 2-6, 6-2, 10-5 in the second round of consolation.

In the third round of consolation, the Habings were 6-3, 6-2 winners over Jacob Atteberry and Caleb Bushue of Mahomet-Seymour.

The Wooden Shoes pair will now take on Jordan Beck and Eli Woodrome of Mascoutah at Rolling Meadows in the fourth round of consolation.

Two area singles players, however, did not fare as well. T-town's Kolten Tabbert claimed a victory in first round action over Mathew Sadler of Macomb, 4-6, 6-2, 10-8. He then fell to Benedict Grat of Aurora Marmion Academy, 6-0, 6-0. That dropped Tabbert into consolation round play where he won over Luke Yin of  Aurora Illinois Math and Science Academy, 6-2, 6-0.

However, Tabbert exited the tournament with his second loss, this one a hard-fought match to Benjamin Temple of Rockford Lutheran, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 10-6.

Newton High School's Isaac Street competed in singles action and won his opener over Zeke Boldman of Crystal Lake South, 6-3, 6-0. He fell to Ryan Schmidt of Lisle Senior in a tough loss, 6-0, 7-6 (8-6). 

Street regrouped and won his second round consolation match over Christian Bonner of Jacksonville, 6-3, 6-3. However, Street then had to forfeit to Alejandro Rodriguez of Mendon Unity to exit the tournament.

All matches today will start at 8 a.m. due to the storm forecast for Friday afternoon. Class 1A quarterfinals will be played at 8 a.m. at Hersey and Class 2A quarterfinals will be played at 8 a.m. at Palatine.