St. Anthony Duo Finally Eliminated At Boys State Tennis Tourney (UPDATED)


Published on May 25 2023 4:07 pm
Last Updated on May 28 2023 6:01 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Effingham St. Anthony's Manaye Mossman and Aiden Tegeler were finally eliminated at the State Boys Tennis Tournament, being held throughout the Chicagoland area, but not without a stellar effort

The doubles squad lost their opener 4-6, 6-2, 10-8 to Will McHugh and Marko Nikolic of Chicago St. Ignatius College Prep. But the duo came back strong to take the next five matches in the consolation round before losing Friday evening.

The pair won over Jonathon Bolton and RJ Macasaet of Chicago Heights Marion, 6-0, 6-1, then defeated Erik Zeikus and Jordan Abbott of Glen Ellyn Glenbard South, 6-2, 6-2. They finished Thursday play with a victory over Luke Harvey and Jeff Wernsing of Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin, 7-5, 6-4.

Mossman and Tegeler took on Eliott Gulley and Wade Schacht of Champaign Central Friday in the fourth round of consolation at Wheeling and were winners 6-3, 1-6 (10-8). The pair then met Wyatt Jurgensmeyer and Nate Gettinger of Mascoutah in the fifth round of consolation where they fell 4-6, 4-6 to finish 5-2 for the tournament.

St. Anthony's other doubles team of Adam Rudibaugh and Evan Mossman lost their first match 7-6 (5), 6-4 against Will Pullen and Ty Eastin of Mattoon. They then won two straight matches, beating Parker McClain and Elijah Walker of Urbana, 6-3, 7-5 before downing Chase Boester and Yajath Narra of Normal University, 6-3, 6-1.

Rudibaugh and E. Mossman then exited the tourney with a loss to Michael Cagle and Keegan Weber of Herrin, 6-1, 6-2.

In singles, Effingham's Thad Dillow lost his first match 6-4, 7-5 against Jeffrey Master of West Chicago Wheaton Academy. He then fell to Aashish Pentela of Dunlap, 6-2, 6-4 to finish his stay at State.

The Newton doubles team of Ben Street and Isaac Street lost their first two matches. They fell to Grant Fleming and Will Lindsco of Highland, 6-4, 6-2 and then exited the tourney with a loss to Charles Ludwig and Laksh Mehta of Aurora Illinois Math and Science Academy, 6-2, 7-5.

The tournament will continue through Saturday.