MHS netters wind up regular season

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Trojans tie for fourth in own invite

Blake Stamberger hits a backhand shot during the Tom Corrigan Invite on May 13 at the MHS courts. (Reporter photo)

The Mendota boys’ tennis team squeaked out a 5-4 victory at Pontiac on May 9.

The Trojans won four of the six singles matches, with Cameron Phalen, Blake Stamberger, Paco Romero and Erik Cortez coming out winners.

Christian Salinas and Romero teamed up to win in doubles for Mendota.

May 9

Mendota 5, Pontiac 4

Singles: No. 1 – Cameron Phalen (M) def. Jaoski (P), 6-1, 6-3; No. 2 – Blake Stamberger (M) def. Patel (P), 6-2, 6-2; No. 3 – Schrock (P) def. Christian Salinas (M), 1-6, 6-0 (10-3); No. 4 – Paco Romero (M) def. Sartoris (P), 6-1, 6-1; No. 5 – Brunner (P) def. Preston Lewis (M), 6-0, 6-2; No. 6 – Erik Cortez (M) def. Putnam (P), 6-3, 6-4

Doubles: No. 1 – Salinas-Romero (M) def. Jaoski-Schrock (P), 7-5, 6-1; No. 2 – Sartoris-Brunner (P) def. Lewis-Zach Rinaldo (M), 6-1, 6-2; No. 3 – Patel-Putnam (P) def. Cortez-Eddy Perez (M), 6-3, 6-2

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The Trojans hosted the Tom Corrigan Invitational on May 13 at the MHS courts. Princeton captured the team title with 30 points, while Mendota finished tied for fourth with 16 points. There were eight teams in the event.

Stamberger and Ivan Figueroa each finished fifth at number one and number two singles, respectively.

MHS’s number one doubles team of Salinas and Romero took third place, while the number two team of Preston Lewis and Zach Rinaldo was seventh.

May 13 – Corrigan Invite

Princeton 30, Streator 26, Pontiac 19, Mendota 16, Keith Country Day 16, Coal City 14, Sterling Newman 12, St. Bede 10

No. 1 singles: McKowen (Pr) def. Stamberger (M), 6-4, 6-3; Stamberger (M) def. Smith (CC), 10-8; Stamberger (M) def. Bonnell (SN), 10-4

No. 2 singles: Bodak (KCD) def. Ivan Figueroa (M), 6-1, 6-4; Figueroa (M) def. Atkinson (SB), 10-3; Figueroa (M) def. Putnam (Po), 10-4

No. 1 doubles: Salinas-Romero (M) def. Patel-Schrock (Po), 6-3, 7-6; Robbins-Farraher (Pr) def. Salinas-Romero (M), 6-2, 6-2; Salinas-Romero (M) def. Dose-Dodd (SB), 6-2, 6-2

No. 2 doubles: Schmitt-Davis (St) def. Lewis-Rinaldo (M), 6-0, 6-4; Manning-Morrow (SB) def. Lewis-Rinaldo (M), 10-5; Lewis-Rinaldo (M) def. Geary-Schoon (KCD), 10-6

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Ottawa toppled the Trojans, 4-1, on May 15 at the MHS courts.

Phalen had Mendota’s only win at number one singles.

May 15

Ottawa 4, Mendota 1

Singles: No. 1 – Phalen (M) def. Marvel (O), 6-2, 6-3; No. 2 – Cheli (O) def. Stamberger (M), 7-5, 6-3

Doubles: No. 1 – Anderson-Meyers (O) def. Salinas-Romero (M), 6-2, 6-1; No. 2 – Felty-Buhr (O) def. Lewis-Rinaldo (M), 6-2, 6-1; No. 3 – Gallagher-Maguire (O) def. Cortez-Perez (M), 6-4, 6-1


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