Tennis

Meet the 2018 Northwest Herald Boys Tennis All-Area team

Kevin Burton and Kyle Burton, Jacobs
Kevin Burton and Kyle Burton, Jacobs

FIRST TEAM

Singles

John Wallace, Crystal Lake Central, Jr.

Wallace was the FVC singles runner-up, edging Huntley’s Saarav Desai to reach the title match. He was also a Class 2A state qualifier, going 1-2 at state.

Saarav Desai, Huntley, Fr.

Desai went 6-2 in FVC play during the regular season as a freshman. He won the third-place match at the FVC tournament. He narrowly missed out on a trip to state in Class 2A.

Kerwin Chong, Jacobs, Sr.

Chong won his fourth consecutive FVC title (his second in singles). He finished his career as a four-time state qualifier. He went 4-2 at state in Class 2A.

Doubles

Michael Ptaszek and Daniel Sowa, Sr./So., Cary-Grove

Ptaszek spent much of the season playing in the No. 1 singles spot for C-G. He teamed up with Sowa to earn a trip to state in Class 2A, and they won their first match before two losses.

Kyle Burton and Kevin Burton, Jacobs, Jr./Jr.

The Jacobs brothers played some singles and doubles throughout the year. They teamed up in the postseason and earned at trip to the Class 2A state tournament, where they went 2-2.

Ian Brzeski and Michael Dowling, Marian Central, Sr./Jr.

Another pair who spent a lot of time playing singles throughout the season, Brzeski and Dowling took second place in the East Suburban Catholic Conference doubles bracket, then qualified for state in Class 1A, where they went 4-2.

Daniel Lamar and Patrick Nasta, Prairie Ridge, Sr./Sr.

The FVC doubles champions reached the round of 16 at the Class 1A state tournament before going down. They went 4-2 at state and did not lose an FVC match all year.

SECOND TEAM

Singles

Justin Schee, Huntley, Jr.

Brian Anderson, Johnsburg, Jr.

Max Kueller, Prairie Ridge, Jr.

Doubles

Abe Hougland and Blake Snider, Hampshire, Fr./Jr.

Jack Soderwall and Julian Collins, Huntley, Sr./Jr.

Brady Michel and Jack Adams, Huntley, Sr./So.

Ben Lingner and Devarsi Rawal, Prairie Ridge, Sr./Sr.

HONORABLE MENTION

Thomas Conneen, Cary-Grove, Jr., singles/doubles

Colin Enstrom and Teddy Price, Cary-Grove, Sr./Sr., doubles

Isaac Rands and Ted Conneen, Cary-Grove, So./So., doubles

Maverick Edwards and Luke Reupert, Crystal Lake Central, Sr./Jr., doubles

Will Sudbrook, Crystal Lake South, Sr., singles

Chase Nelson and Jack Miller, Dundee-Crown, Sr./Sr., doubles

Abhilash Parath and Ben Saiz, Huntley, Sr./Jr., doubles

Thomas Patel, Huntley, Fr., singles

Drake Southwell and Andrew Burkey, Huntley, So./Fr., doubles

John Kaiser, Jacobs, Fr., singles/doubles

Ethan Schmidt and Brandon Dinh, Jacobs, So./So., doubles

James Lasak, Prairie Ridge, Sr., singles

Jakub Rugala and Jared Arkell, Prairie Ridge, Jr./Jr., doubles

Nick Phillips and Collin McClurg, Woodstock North, So./Jr., doubles

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