It was far from ideal tennis weather, but the McFarland High School boys tennis team fought through temperatures hovering around 40 degrees and bone-chilling wind to defeat three schools at Saturday’s quadrangular at Delevan-Darien.
The Spartans, which qualified for the 2018 WIAA Division 2 team tournament, was dominant throughout the day as they defeated Monroe, Jefferson and host Delevan-Darien by an aggregate 19-2.
The Spartans breezed past Monroe 7-0 as Carter Johnson at No. 1 singles, Jack Newman at No. 2, Bryce Fleming at No. 3 and Simon Dingle at No. 4 all won their matches in two sets. The results were the same for the doubles flights as No. 1 Tyson Laux and Logan Snelling, No. 2 Michael Sutor and Carter Snyder and No. 3 Truitt Landolt and Sean Fernan earned straight set victories.
McFarland defeated Jefferson 6-1 as all four singles brackets – Johnson, Newman, Fleming and Sutor – took 6-0, 6-0 wins. In doubles, No. 1 Laux and Snelling topped the Eagles Matthew Thoma and Vinny Bonofiglio 6-0, 6-0, and Landolt and Fernan at No. 3 beat Eric Bredlow and Sawyer Peterson 6-2, 6-2. The Spartans No. 2 duo of Dingle and Snyder lost 6-0, 7-5 to Jefferson’s Tyler Seisser and Gavin Toth.
The Spartans had another dominating performance in their 6-1 win over Delavan-Darien. McFarland’s only blemish was Dingle and Snyder at No. 1 doubles losing in straight sets.
The Spartans won the other six brackets in straight sets. Johnson at No. 1 singles beat Delevan-Darien’s Raymond Wang 6-0, 6-2, and Laux playing No. 2 singles, defeated Jordy Perez 6-2, 6-0.
Both Newman at No. 3 and Snelling at No. 4 won their matches 6-0, 6-0, with Newman defeating Wyatt Debow and Snelling winning over Michael Cobb.
In doubles, No. 2 Fleming and Sutor won 6-1, 6-3 over Jimmy Prado and Adiel Perez of Delavan-Darien, and No. 3 Landolt and Fernan beat Alan Fragoso and Leroy Gloria 6-1, 6-0.
The Spartans play in a Rock Valley Conference dual today against visiting Big Foot with the first serve scheduled for 4:15 p.m.