WIAA Crowns Boys Individual State Tennis Champions

From the WIAA — 

The State Boys Individual Tennis Tournament produced singles and doubles champions in two Divisions at two different venues Saturday. Division 1 was held at the Menard Tennis Center in Eau Claire, Wis., and Division 2 was played at the Sports Core in Kohler, Wis.

Complete Brackets and Results

Top-seeded Martin Blagoev of Kenosha Indian Trail won the singles title in Division 1 with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over third-seeded Noah Viste of Wauwatosa East in the championship match. The three-time qualifier finishes the season undefeated at 24-0 and wins the first singles title for the Hawks.

In Division 1 doubles play, the second-seeded tandem of Henry Irwin and Reed Scullen of Brookfield East defeated the top-seeded team of Sam Kredell and Nick Tiahnybik of Arrowhead 6-2, 6-1. The duo improves their record to 23-1, winning the Spartans’ third doubles championship in program history.

Top-seeded Alex Sviatoslavsky of Edgewood wins the Division 2 singles championship to improve on his runner-up finish in 2019, which is the last time the tournament was held with the 2020 tournament canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic. He defeated second-seeded Adrian Yin of Brookfield Academy 6-1, 6-0. Sviatoslavsky finishes with a 26-0 record this season in winning the Crusaders’ second WIAA singles title.

Drew Buckholdt and Pranav Gogineni of Brookfield Academy, the top-seeded doubles team in the Division 2 bracket, defeated second-seeded Andrew Bechthold and Shaan Sharma of the University School of Milwaukee 6-2, 6-4 in the title match. The duo improves to 13-5 on the season to win the Blue Knights’ third doubles title.

The State Boys Team Tennis Tournament will be held Friday-Saturday, June 25-26. The Division 1 tournament will again be held at the Menard Tennis Center, and the Division 2 title will be held at the Sports Core.

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]