The Roncalli boys tennis team finished in 2nd place at yesterday’s WIAA Division-2 Sectional held at the Sportscore in Kohler. The Jets scored 40-points…to wind up behind the host Blue Bombers with 48…and just ahead of 3rd place finisher Xavier at ‘39.’ Coach Bob Nelson’s squad will be sending #1 singles player Ben Salutz (salutes) & top doubles tandem Nick Welnetz & Alec Schermetzler (SURE’-metz-lur) to the State Individual Tennis Tournament in Madison Next weekend. Both wound up 3rd…at Kohler Wednesday. The Jets turned-in ‘runnerup’ finishes At singles’ flights 2,3 and 4, and at 2-and-3 doubles…but they do NOT automatically qualify.A State Seeding Committee will select additional qualifiers from each sectional by this weekend.
Meanwhile, in the Division-One Sectional in Green Bay…Manitowoc Lincoln’s #1 doubles team of Nick Manis & Jack Rotter dropped-their-first round match to a duo from Notre Dame Academy in straight sets. Ships coach Bob Feller is hoping for a special qualifier, but he won’t know for sure if that’ll happen until tomorrow afternoon.