The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


May 10, 2013

CHS duo earns state trip


“It acutally makes a pretty big difference,” he said. “Jacob and I played there quite a bit this winter. I think it was an advantage for Jacob and me. When we went (to the Quad Cities) for the MAC meet, Pleasant Valley and Bettendorf had an edge down there because they played (at that facility).”

Playing indoors was nothing new for the Clinton pair, either.

“A lot of teams, when it rains their meets are canceled,” Schroeder said. “I think we almost played more inside than outside this year.”

He said the transition from playing with Schumacher the past few years to Kruse this spring had been smooth.

“Jacob has tons of energy, which is awesome, because sometimes I’m calm and it takes me awhile to get into a match,” he said. “Mitch, Jacob and I all have been playing for a long time, so there was not all that big of an adjustment.”

The decision to play doubles, rather than singles, wasn’t difficult, either.

“I think once we kind of saw some of the competition — we have a tough district — we thought by going doubles we had a better chance at making it to state. We developed some chemistry as the season went on.”

Clinton will host Dubuque Senior in the preliminary substate team competition at 10 a.m. on Saturday.


Team standings

1. Marion Linn-Mar 26; 2. Clinton 24; 3. Dubuque Senior 10. Other teams participating: Dubuque Hempstead, Western Dubuque


First round — Vamsi Marla (Clin) def. Sam Nieman (WD) 6-3, 6-2.

Second round — Evan Hood (Clin) def. Andy Solwalke (DS) 6-3, 6-2; Tim Paulson (LM) def. Marla 6-1, 6-0.

Semifinals — Brady Anderson (LM) def. Evan Hood (Clin) 6-0, 6-0; Paulson def. Jeff Teng (DH).

Championship — Anderson def. Paulson. Third place — Teng def. Hood 7-5, 6-1.


First round — Cody Nolan/Tony Hurlburt (Clin) def. Jacob Mozena/Johnny Dohrner (Senior) 6-4, 6-2.

Second round — Nolan/Hurlburt def. Lenz/Koerperich (WD) 6-2, 6-3; Jacob Kruse/Ryan Schroeder (Clin) def. Myers/Das (LM) 6-4, 6-2.

Semifinals — Trevor McCann/John Kuster (LM) def. Nolan/Hurlburt 6-0, 6-2; Kruse/Schroeder def. Gabe Mozena/Gus Zaccaro (DS) 6-4, 6-1.

Championship — Kruse/Schroeder def. McCann/Kuster 6-4, 6-2. Third place — Mozena/Zuccaro def. Nolan/Hurlburt 6-3, 6-2.

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