Goshen News, Goshen, IN

September 28, 2013

PREP BOYS TENNIS: Several area netters win NLC titles

By GREG KEIM
THE GOSHEN NEWS

GOSHEN — Josh Garfein of Northridge and Bernardo Cadario of Concord were among the position winners in the NLC high school boys tennis tournament that concluded Saturday at Goshen Middle School.

Warsaw based on wins at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles took the team title. Plymouth was second, followed by Concord, Goshen, Northridge, NorthWood, Wawasee and Elkhart Memorial.

“Overall we did about as well as we expected,” Northridge coach Evan Atkinson said. “We did have some kids step up where we needed them to.”

Garfein defeated Nick Pollock of Concord 6-0, 6-1 in the No. 1 singles championship.

“Josh played phenomenal tennis,” Atkinson said. “Today was really special. He played the match of his career on Thursday to get to the finale. Josh gutted that match out. He came up with all the shots when he needed them.”

Garfein topped John Hunter of Plymouth 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5 on Thursday.

“I played my game, but Nick did not play his best today,” Garfein said. “I try to move my opponent around the court and take advantage of the short balls when I can. The other thing is to be consistent.”

Cadario defeated Austin Stutzman of Goshen 6-4, 6-1 in the No. 2 singles finale.

“Bernardo played well,” Concord coach Todd Denton said. “It has taken him some time to get used to playing on hard (asphalt) surfaces. He is used to playing on clay. The different surfaces have an effect on your timing and it takes awhile to make the adjustment.”

Cadario is an exchange student from Bolivia.

“I started a little slow today before finding my game,” he said. “I listened to what my coach told me and I tried to sty within my game.”

Stutzman posted a 6-4, 6-1 win over John Gerard of Plymouth in the semifinals.

“Austin had a great tourney. He played some tremendous tennis,” Goshen coach Daniel Love said. “He just lost to a better player in the finals.”

Also for Goshen, Logan Troyer and Zach Troyer defeated Landon Arnold and Sam Hoover of Northridge 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) to finish third at No. 3 doubles. The Goshen duo dropped a 6-4, 6-0 to Caleb Ray and Nic Jansen of Warsaw who went to place first at the position.

“Logan and Zach had a tough match on Thursday so it was nice to see them bounce back today,” Love said. “They were much better in their placement today especially in serve receive. Today they were also serving away from the volley and they finished points when they had opportunities.”

Goshen’s biggest rally of the tourney was by Hudson Kay at No. 1 singles when he recorded a 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 win over Kyler Love of Wawasee to place fifth.

“Hudson lost the first set and was down 4-0 in the second,” Love said. “He rallied to take the second set in a tie breaker before winning the third. That is one of the biggest comebacks I have ever seen. He completely had to change his approach to pull the match out and if he had not won he might not have been voted honorable mention all-conference. Winning the way he did showed he was deserving of the honor.”



NLC Summary

No. 1 Singles

1st Place — Josh Garfein (Northridge) def. Nick Pollock (Concord) 6-0, 6-1.

3rd Place — Sam Rice (Warsaw) def. John Hunter (Plymouth) 6-2, 6-1.

5th Place — Hudson Kay (Goshen) def. Kyler Love (Wawasee) 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.

7th Place —  Mitchell Keiser (NorthWood) def, Brenden Graber (Memorial) 6-0, 6-2.

No. 2 Singles

1st Place — Bernardo Cadario (Concord) def. Austin Stutzman (Goshen) 6-4, 6-1.

3rd Place — Kyle Wettschurack (Warsaw) def. John Gerard (Plymouth) 6-0, 5-7, 6-2.

5th Place — Austin Schmidt (Northridge) def. Todd Hauser (Wawasee) 7-6 (10-8), 4-6, 6-4.

7th Place — Luke Stump (NorthWood) def. Tristen Singleton (Memorial) 6-0, 6-1.

No. 3 Singles

1st Place — Evan Miller (Warsaw) def. Jared Searer (Concord) 6-3, 6-3.

3rd Place — Nate Knapp (Plymouth) def. Luke Rush (Goshen) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.

5th Place — Ryan Menzie (NorthWood) def. Luke Smith (Wawasee) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1.

7th Place — Aadarsh Patel (Northridge) def. Juan Pizana (Memorial) 6-4, 6-2.

No. 1 Doubles

1st Place — Matt Flynn-Max Holloway (Plymouth) def. Quinn Stillson-Caleb Yoder (NorthWood) 6-2, 6-0.

3rd Place — Nikos Schlitt-Will Petro (Warsaw) def. Derick Hostetler-Peter Vukovich (Goshen) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.

5th Place — Clay Schnell-Ted Field (Northridge) def. Mitch Boyer-Aaron Allen (Concord) 6-0, 6-2.

7th Place — Chase Myers-Dylan Hauser (Wawasee) def. Jon Bailey-Stephen Tefft (Memorial) 6-4, 6-3.

No. 2 Doubles

1st Place — Caleb Ray-Nic Jansen (Warsaw) def. Braydon Davidson-Ryan Johnson (Plymouth) 6-2, 7-5.

3rd Place — Logan Troyer-Zach Troyer (Goshen) def. Landon Arnold-Sam Hoover (Northridge) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).

5th Place — Ryley Huffer-Mitchell Lozier (Concord) def. Devyn Maugel-Nick Myers (NorthWood) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3).

7th Place — Justin Walter-Brett Wilson (Memorial) def. Doug Hapner-Jake Hutchinson (Wawasee) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

Final Team Standings: 1, Warsaw; 2, Plymouth; 3, Concord; 4, Goshen; 5, Northridge; 6, NorthWood; 7, Wawasee; 8, Elkhart Memorial.

All-NLC: Position winners are automatic selections. At-large selections were Nick Pollock of Concord, John Hunter of Plymouth and Sam Rice of Warsaw.

Honorable Mention: Hudson Austin Stutzman, Kay, Derick Hostetler and Pete Vukovich of Goshen; Caleb Yoder and Quinn Stillson of NorthWood, Kyler Love of Wawasee. Kyle Wettschurack of Warsaw.

Coach of the Year: Rick Orban of Warsaw. By GREG KEIM

greg.keim@goshennews.com



GOSHEN — Josh Garfein of Northridge and Bernardo Cadario of Concord were among the position winners in the NLC high school boys tennis tournament that concluded Saturday at Goshen Middle School.

Warsaw based on wins at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles took the team title. Plymouth was second, followed by Concord, Goshen, Northridge, NorthWood, Wawasee and Elkhart Memorial.

“Overall we did about as well as we expected,” Northridge coach Evan Atkinson said. “We did have some kids step up where we needed them to.”

Garfein defeated Nick Pollock of Concord 6-0, 6-1 in the No. 1 singles championship.

“Josh played phenomenal tennis,” Atkinson said. “Today was really special. He played the match of his career on Thursday to get to the finale. Josh gutted that match out. He came up with all the shots when he needed them.”

Garfein topped John Hunter of Plymouth 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5 on Thursday.

“I played my game, but Nick did not play his best today,” Garfein said. “I try to move my opponent around the court and take advantage of the short balls when I can. The other thing is to be consistent.”

Cadario defeated Austin Stutzman of Goshen 6-4, 6-1 in the No. 2 singles finale.

“Bernardo played well,” Concord coach Todd Denton said. “It has taken him some time to get used to playing on hard (asphalt) surfaces. He is used to playing on clay. The different surfaces have an effect on your timing and it takes awhile to make the adjustment.”

Cadario is an exchange student from Bolivia.

“I started a little slow today before finding my game,” he said. “I listened to what my coach told me and I tried to sty within my game.”

Stutzman posted a 6-4, 6-1 win over John Gerard of Plymouth in the semifinals.

“Austin had a great tourney. He played some tremendous tennis,” Goshen coach Daniel Love said. “He just lost to a better player in the finals.”

Also for Goshen, Logan Troyer and Zach Troyer defeated Landon Arnold and Sam Hoover of Northridge 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) to finish third at No. 3 doubles. The Goshen duo dropped a 6-4, 6-0 to Caleb Ray and Nic Jansen of Warsaw who went to place first at the position.

“Logan and Zach had a tough match on Thursday so it was nice to see them bounce back today,” Love said. “They were much better in their placement today especially in serve receive. Today they were also serving away from the volley and they finished points when they had opportunities.”

Goshen’s biggest rally of the tourney was by Hudson Kay at No. 1 singles when he recorded a 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 win over Kyler Love of Wawasee to place fifth.

“Hudson lost the first set and was down 4-0 in the second,” Love said. “He rallied to take the second set in a tie breaker before winning the third. That is one of the biggest comebacks I have ever seen. He completely had to change his approach to pull the match out and if he had not won he might not have been voted honorable mention all-conference. Winning the way he did showed he was deserving of the honor.”



NLC Summary

No. 1 Singles

1st Place — Josh Garfein (Northridge) def. Nick Pollock (Concord) 6-0, 6-1.

3rd Place — Sam Rice (Warsaw) def. John Hunter (Plymouth) 6-2, 6-1.

5th Place — Hudson Kay (Goshen) def. Kyler Love (Wawasee) 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.

7th Place —  Mitchell Keiser (NorthWood) def, Brenden Graber (Memorial) 6-0, 6-2.

No. 2 Singles

1st Place — Bernardo Cadario (Concord) def. Austin Stutzman (Goshen) 6-4, 6-1.

3rd Place — Kyle Wettschurack (Warsaw) def. John Gerard (Plymouth) 6-0, 5-7, 6-2.

5th Place — Austin Schmidt (Northridge) def. Todd Hauser (Wawasee) 7-6 (10-8), 4-6, 6-4.

7th Place — Luke Stump (NorthWood) def. Tristen Singleton (Memorial) 6-0, 6-1.

No. 3 Singles

1st Place — Evan Miller (Warsaw) def. Jared Searer (Concord) 6-3, 6-3.

3rd Place — Nate Knapp (Plymouth) def. Luke Rush (Goshen) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.

5th Place — Ryan Menzie (NorthWood) def. Luke Smith (Wawasee) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1.

7th Place — Aadarsh Patel (Northridge) def. Juan Pizana (Memorial) 6-4, 6-2.

No. 1 Doubles

1st Place — Matt Flynn-Max Holloway (Plymouth) def. Quinn Stillson-Caleb Yoder (NorthWood) 6-2, 6-0.

3rd Place — Nikos Schlitt-Will Petro (Warsaw) def. Derick Hostetler-Peter Vukovich (Goshen) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.

5th Place — Clay Schnell-Ted Field (Northridge) def. Mitch Boyer-Aaron Allen (Concord) 6-0, 6-2.

7th Place — Chase Myers-Dylan Hauser (Wawasee) def. Jon Bailey-Stephen Tefft (Memorial) 6-4, 6-3.

No. 2 Doubles

1st Place — Caleb Ray-Nic Jansen (Warsaw) def. Braydon Davidson-Ryan Johnson (Plymouth) 6-2, 7-5.

3rd Place — Logan Troyer-Zach Troyer (Goshen) def. Landon Arnold-Sam Hoover (Northridge) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).

5th Place — Ryley Huffer-Mitchell Lozier (Concord) def. Devyn Maugel-Nick Myers (NorthWood) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3).

7th Place — Justin Walter-Brett Wilson (Memorial) def. Doug Hapner-Jake Hutchinson (Wawasee) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

Final Team Standings: 1, Warsaw; 2, Plymouth; 3, Concord; 4, Goshen; 5, Northridge; 6, NorthWood; 7, Wawasee; 8, Elkhart Memorial.

All-NLC: Position winners are automatic selections. At-large selections were Nick Pollock of Concord, John Hunter of Plymouth and Sam Rice of Warsaw.

Honorable Mention: Hudson Austin Stutzman, Kay, Derick Hostetler and Pete Vukovich of Goshen; Caleb Yoder and Quinn Stillson of NorthWood, Kyler Love of Wawasee. Kyle Wettschurack of Warsaw.

Coach of the Year: Rick Orban of Warsaw.