Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


May 2, 2014

Flaming Hearts best Bulldogs 7-2

EFFINGHAM — For just the third time in 15 years, Effingham downed their crosstown rival St. Anthony by a 7-2 margin at Community Park.

The win moved Effingham to 5-0 and dealt St. Anthony its first loss of the year, falling to 7-1.

Effingham won with its depth, taking the final three singles flights and three doubles matches to best the Bulldogs.

Frank Jansen won first singles for St. Anthony, downing Wyatt Wohltman 6-0, 6-2. Effingham’s Jared Minor rebounded with a 6-2, 6-4 win over St. Anthony’s Scott Rentfrow, while the Bulldogs’ Jay Niebrugge beat Aaron Meyers 6-1, 6-2 at third singles.

Then Effingham took over. Parth Maheshwari beat Alec Niebrugge 6-0, 6-3, Jason Wohltman downed Benton Hakman 6-0, 6-1, and Drake Hill eked out a win over Jeff Niebrugge 6-0, 6-7, 6-4.

In doubles play, Jason Wohltman and Minor won 6-3, 7-5 over Rentfrow and Jay Niebrugge, Wyatt Wohltman and Meyers bested Jansen and Ian Harris 6-2, 6-2 and Effingham swept with a 6-2, 7-6 win by Hill and Aaron Conley over Alec Niebrugge and Luke Jansen.

St. Anthony hosts Newton Friday, while Effingham is off until a Tuesday match with Teutopolis.



1. F. Jansen (SA) def. W. Wohltman (E) 6-0, 6-2

2. Minor (E) def. Rentfrow (SA) 6-2, 6-4

3. Jay Niebrugge (SA) def. Meyers (E) 6-1, 6-2

4. Maheshwari (E) def. A. Niebrugge (SA) 6-0, 6-3

5. J. Wohltman (E) def. Hakman (SA) 6-0, 6-1

6. Hill (E) def. Jeff Niebrugge (SA) 6-0, 6-7, 6-4


1. J. Wohltman/Minor (E) def. Rentfrow/Jay Niebrugge (SA) 6-3, 7-5

2. W. Wohltman/Meyers (E) def. F. Jansen/Harris (SA) 6-2, 6-2

3. Hill/Conley (E) def. A. Niebrugge/L. Jansen (SA) 6-2, 7-6

Mattoon stops Shoes’ streak

Teutopolis entered Thursday’s match with Mattoon at 6-0 on the year, but the Wooden Shoes fell for the first time, losing to the Green Wave 6-3.

The teams split singles action, with Teutopolis winning the first two matches. Kyle Brumleve downed Hunter Livington 6-4, 6-3, and Andy Mersman bested Craig Hennessy 6-3, 6-0. The Shoes picked up their other win at fifth singles, when Jacob Mette beat Andy Vieth 6-1, 6-2.

Nick Ruholl fell in a three-set heartbreaker to Blake Masse 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, and Mattoon grabbed two more wins when Nick Pals lost to Nate Stoll 6-3, 6-2 and Trevor Lee was defeated by Gunner Davis 7-5, 7-6.

The Wave clinched the win by sweeping doubles. Masse and Vieth beat Mersman and Mitch Meinhart 7-5, 0-6, 6-4, Hennessy and Stoll downed Mette and Lee 6-1, 6-1, and Livingston and Davis defeated Jay Funneman and Keith Weber 6-4, 5-7, 7-6.

Teutopolis plays at the Champaign Centennial doubles tournament Saturday.



1. Brumleve (T) def. Livingston (M) 6-4, 6-3

2. Mersman (T) def. Hennessy (M) 6-3, 6-0

3. Stoll (M) def Pals (T) 6-3, 6-2

4. Davis (M) def. Lee (T) 7-5, 7-6

5. Mette (T) def. Vieth (M) 6-1, 6-2

6. Masse (M) def. Ruholl (T) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2


1. Masse/Vieth (M) def. Mersman/Meinhart (T) 7-5, 0-6, 6-4

2. Hennessy/Stoll (M) def. Mette/Lee (T) 6-1, 6-1

3. Livingston/Davis (M) def. Funneman/Weber (T) 6-4, 5-7, 7-6


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