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2014 WCC Tennis Championships
Fox Men and Women Repeat As Champions!

The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Men's and Women's tennis teams have set a high standard of
excellence in recent years. In 2012, the Men's team captured the first WCC Championship for Fox
since the 1992 season, and in 2013, both the Men's and Women's teams captured WCC
Championships for the first time in school history.
The 2014 Wisconsin Collegiate Conference (WCC) State tournament saw Fox continue their historic
run, setting new school and WCC statewide records in the process. The Men's team tied a twentynine
year old school record set by the 1983/84/85 teams by capturing their third consecutive title for
only the second time in school history.
The Women's team set a school record by winning their second consecutive Championship for the
first time in school history. Both the Men's and Women's teams also extended school and State
records as the only teams to capture both the Men's and Women's State Championships in
consecutive seasons. Finally, the Fox men also set a new school record for points at the tournament,
improving to 21 points over last year's previous record total of 20. The women matched last year's
record total of 15 points over second-place UW-Sheboygan's total of 7.
Fox again displayed focus and determination throughout the tournament, reaching the finals in eight
of the nine men's flights and six of the seven women's flights. Fox players Puspa Subedi (Appleton
East) and Jena Sieckert (Appleton North) completed their playing careers with undefeated singles
records in State tournament play, while Paul Karpenko (Bayport), Tuan Tran (Appleton East), and
Stephanie Nabbefeld (Kimberly) finished their careers with only one loss.
Fox Men earned flight championships at #2 Singles (Puspa Subedi), #3 Singles (Tuan Tran), #5
Singles (Spencer Verstegen), #2 Doubles (Verstegen/Cesar Hernandez), and #3 Doubles (Karpenko/
Caleb Werbeckes), and second place finishes at #1 Singles (Karpenko), #5 Singles (Hernandez), and
#6 Singles (Krajewski).
Fox Women earned flight championships at #2 Singles (Sieckert), #3 Singles (Nabbefeld), #4 Singles
(Lueck), and #2 Doubles (Nabbefeld/Lueck), and finished second at #1 Doubles (Ross/Sieckert). Fox
players Andrew Christofil, Mark Trunk, Alex Calder, and Brandon Dosdos did not play due to weather.
Fox Coaches Christopher Wylie and Tou Wa Chang earned Coach of the Year honors for both the
Men's and Women's divisions. Wylie also extended records as the most successful Men's and
Women's tennis coach in UW-Fox Valley history to include Wisconsin Collegiate Conference marks,
becoming the only coach in WCC history to win both Men's and Women's Championships in
consecutive years, while also earning his second consecutive Women's and third consecutive Men's
Coach of the Year awards.
The following honors were achieved by UWFV:
Team Results (Men):
UW-Fox Valley (21), WCC State Champions
Paul Karpenko (Bayport): State Runnerup, #1 Singles, Second Team All State; State Champion, #3 Doubles,
First Team All State
Puspa Subedi (Appleton East): State Champion, #2 Singles, First Team All State; State Semifinalist, #1
Doubles
Tuan Tran (Appleton East): State Champion, #3 Singles, First Team All State; State Semifinalist, #1 Doubles
Cesar Hernandez (Appleton East): State Runnerup, #4 Singles, Second Team All State; State Champion, #2
Doubles, First Team All State
Spencer Verstegen (Appleton East): State Champion, #5 Singles, First Team All State; State Champion, #2
Doubles, First Team All State
Caleb Werbeckes (Kaukauna): State Champion, #3 Doubles, First Team All State
Chris Krajewski (Kimberly): State Runnerup, #6 Singles, Second Team All State
Coach(es) of the Year: Christopher Wylie, Tou Wa Chang, UWFV
Team Results (Women):
UW-Fox Valley (15), WCC State Champions
Abby Ross (Appleton North): State Semifinalist, #1 Singles; State Runnerup, #1 Doubles, Second Team All
State
Jena Sieckert (Appleton North): State Champion, #2 Singles, First Team All State; State Runnerup, #1
Doubles, Second Team All State
Stephanie Nabbefeldt (Kimberly): State Champion, #3 Singles, First Team All State; State Champion, #2
Doubles, First Team All State
Ashley Lueck (Appleton North); State Champion, #4 Singles, First Team All State; State Champion, #2
Doubles, First Team All State
Coach(es) of the Year: Christopher Wylie, Tou Wa Chang, UWFV

2013 Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Tennis Championships
- Fox Men and Women Claim Team Titles -

Expectations were high heading into the 2013 WCC Tennis Tournament for the UW-Fox Men's and
Women's Tennis teams. Despite returning only three players from the 2012 Men's team, which captured
the first WCC Championship for Fox since 1992, players were hoping for a successful title defense.
Likewise, despite featuring a completely new roster this season, the Cyclone Women's team was also
hoping to live up to their preseason goals of returning to title contention as they had in past years.
The results of the State Tournament exceeded expectations, however, as both teams captured the
Men's and the Women's Team Championships for the 2013 season. They also made history, as this
marked the first time Championships have been won by the Cyclones' Men's and Women's teams in
the same season.
The titles were not determined until the final matches played by each squad on Saturday. The Fox
teams withstood furious challenges from UW-Waukesha for the men, and UW-Marshfield for the
women, to prevail as competition came to a close Saturday.
Fox displayed incredible focus and determination throughout the tournament, as not a single player
failed to win their first round matches in either the men's or women's brackets. The men's momentum
continued as they persevered through increasingly close matches, reaching the finals in five of the six
singles divisions and two of the three doubles flights, without a single player losing before the
semifinal round. The women, however, posted an even more amazing performance, as Fox players
reached the finals in every singles and doubles flight played.
En route to the Men's State Team title, Fox earned flight championships at #1 Singles (Jesse
Swiechowski, the first Fox player to capture the overall title since current Fox assistant coach Tou Wa
Chang), #3 Singles (Paul Karpenko), #5 Singles (Puspa Subedi), and #1 Doubles (Swiechowski/
David Shaver, repeating as overall Doubles Champions after Ross Kohlhase/Ben Krickeberg won the
title for Fox the previous year).
State Runner-up finishes were earned at #2 Singles (David Shaver), #4 Singles (Tuan Tran), and #2
Doubles (Tran/Subedi). Semifinalist finishes were achieved by Collin Volpintesta at #6 Singles and by
Karpenko/Ben Brooker at #3 Doubles. Tyler Lemond and Mark Trunk did not play due to weather.
Swiechowski finished his career at Fox undefeated in State Tournament play, while Shaver completed
his career with only one loss. The Cyclones finished the tournament with an incredible 20-point team
total, improving over last year's 16-point title winning performance. Fox Coach Christopher Wylie
earned Coach of the Year honors for the second consecutive year.
On the women's side, Abby Ross and Jena Sieckert won the overall #1 Doubles Championship for
Fox, defeating UW-Marshfield in the final. Sieckert captured the #2 Singles Championship in a tough
three set match against UW-Baraboo. Stephanie Diedrich captured the Championship for Fox at #4
Singles, again defeating UW-Marshfield.
State Runnerup finishes were won by Stephanie Nabbefeldt and Jackie Kamps at the #2 Doubles
position, Ross at the #1 Singles flight, and Nabbefeldt at #3 Singles. Coach Christopher Wylie was
named Coach of the Year.

The following honors were achieved by UWFV:
Team Results (Men):
UW-Fox Valley (20), WCC State Champions; UW-Waukesha (18), State Runnerup; UW-Baraboo
(11); UW Marshfield (10); UW-Washington (7); UW-Manitowoc (2); UW-Fond Du Lac (1.5); UWSheboygan
(.5)
Jesse Swiechowski (Appleton East): State Champion, #1 Singles, First Team All State; State
Champion, #1 Doubles, First Team All State
David Shaver (Appleton East): State Runnerup, #2 Singles, Second Team All State; State
Champion, #1 Doubles, First Team All State
Paul Karpenko (Bayport): State Champion, #3 Singles, First Team All State; Semifinalist, #3
Doubles
Tuan Tran (Appleton East): State Runnerup, #4 Singles, Second Team All State; State Runnerup,
#2 Doubles, Second Team All State
Puspa Subedi (Appleton East): State Champion, #5 Singles, First Team All State; State Runnerup,
#2 Doubles, Second Team All State
Ben Brooker (Appleton North): State Semifinalist, #3 Doubles
Collin Volpintesta (Fox Valley Lutheran): State Semifinalist, #6 Singles
Coach of the Year: Christopher Wylie, UWFV
Team Results (Women):
UW-Fox Valley (15), WCC State Champions; UW-Marshfield (11), State Runnerup; UW-Waukesha
(9); UW-Baraboo (3.5); UW-Manitowoc (2.5); UW-Fond Du Lac/UW-Washington (tie)(1.5); UWSheboygan
(1)
Abby Ross (Appleton North): State Runnerup, #1 Singles, Second Team All State; State Champion,
#1 Doubles, First Team All State
Jena Sieckert (Appleton North): State Champion, #2 Singles, First Team All State; State Champion,
#1 Doubles, First Team All State
Stephanie Nabbefeldt (Kimberly): State Runnerup, #3 Singles, Second Team All State; State
Runnerup, #2 Doubles, Second Team All State
Jackie Kamps (Kimberly); State Runnerup, #2 Doubles, Second Team All State
Stephanie Diedrich: (Kimberly) State Champion, #4 Singles, First Team All State
Coach of the Year: Christopher Wylie, UWFV

-5/7/12-

UWFOX MEN'S WCC TENNIS STATE CHAMPS

The UW Fox Valley Men’s Tennis Team won the State Championship with a dominating performance at the WCC State Tournament May 4/5.  This marks the first WCC Men’s State Championship for UW-Fox Valley in twenty years; the Cyclones last captured the title in 1992.

En route to the State Team title, Fox also earned flight championships at #2 Singles (Jesse Swiechowski), #4 Singles (David Shaver), #1 Doubles (Ross Kohlhase/Ben Krickeberg), and #2 Doubles (Shaver/Swiechowski), and a 2nd Place finish at #6 Singles (Scott Lewis).  Fox’s entire team  contributed to the title, with every team member recording at least one victory in either singles or doubles during the tournament.  The Cyclones posted twelve team points the first day of the tournament alone as a result of that effort, eventually finishing with sixteen team points a six point margin of victory over co-second place finishers UW-Washington/UW-Marshfield, each with ten.

Jesse Swiechowski (#2) and David Shaver (#4) completed the season with undefeated records in Singles, while Ross Kohlhase/Ben Krickeberg (#1) and David Shaver/Jesse Swiechowski (#2) with undefeated records in Doubles.   Fox players received two First Team All-State honors (Swiechowski, Shaver) and one Second Team All-State honor (Lewis) in Singles, and four First Team All-State Honors (Kohlhase, Krickeberg, Swiechowski, Shaver) in Doubles.  Fox Coach Christopher Wylie was named WCC Men’s Coach of the Year.

On the women’s side, Fox battled to an extremely impressive 4th place finish, despite participating in the tournament with only three players.  Fox was forced to move players up a flight and vacate the entire #4 Singles and #2 Doubles Flights, despite having earned the top seed in each, due to the injury to #1 Singles player Katie Bouzek. 

Tori Severin moved up from her normal #3 Singles spot and reached the finals at #2 before falling to the top seed in the tournament, even more impressive considering Severin started the season at #4.  Emily Mauel moved up from #4 Singles to #3 Singles and reached the semifinals of the tournament, and Severin/Andrea Verkuilen made an impressive run the finals at #1 Doubles before falling to State Team Champions UW-Sheboygan.  Fox received one 2nd Team All-State honor in Singles (Severin) and two 2nd Team All-State honor in Doubles (Severin, Verkuilen).

Team Results (Men):

UW-Fox Valley (16), WCC State Champions; 2nd Place (tie) UW-Washington/UW Marshfield (10); UW-Sheboygan (9); UW-Baraboo (8); UW-Waukesha (5); UW-Rock County (2); UW-Manitowoc (0)

Ross Kohlhase (Green Bay Southwest): State Semifinalist, #1 Singles; State Champion, #1 Doubles, First Team All State

Jesse Swiechowski (Appleton East): State Champion, #2 Singles, First Team All State; State Champion, #2 Doubles, First Team All State

Ben Krickeberg (Valley Christian): State Quarterfinalist, #3 Singles; State Champion, #1 Doubles, First Team All State

David Shaver (Appleton East): State Champion, #4 Singles, First Team All State; State Champion, #2 Doubles, First Team All State

Ben Brooker (Appleton North): State Semifinalist, #5 Singles; State Quarterfinalist, #3 Doubles

Scott Lewis (Appleton): 2nd Place, , #6 Singles, 2nd Team All State; State Quarterfinalist, #3 Doubles

Team Results (Women):

Andrea Verkuilen (Appleton West): 2nd place, #1 Doubles, Second Team All State

Tori Severin (Wisconsin Rapids-Assumption): 2nd Place, #2 Singles, Second Team All State; 2nd place, #1 Doubles, Second Team All State

Emily Mauel (Kaukauna): Semifinalist, #3 Singles

Team result: 4th Place

WCC Coach of the Year - Christopher Wylie


-4/2412-

2012 Season Update

The UW-Fox Valley Men’s/Women’s tennis team passed the midpoint of the 2012 season with a triangular match against UW-Marshfield and UW-Sheboygan Monday.  The team, which consists of all new players with the exception of one veteran on each of the men’s and women’s sides, continued to demonstrate progress towards the State Tournament in Madison May 4/5.

Although players moved up flights from their normal positions, the Cyclones still continued to show they’re learning the college game in every match and are willing to compete with anyone.

Against Marshfield, Ross Kohlhase and Ben Krickeberg teamed up at the #1 Doubles position, decisively defeating UW-Marshfield 8-4.  David Shaver moved up the #3 Singles position from his usual #4 to also handily defeat UW-Marshfield 8-3, while Ben Brooker posted a win at #6 over Marshfield 8-3 and dropped a close second match at #5 8-6.    Katie Bouzek and Andrea Verkuilen both dropped matches at the #1 and #2 positions to Marshfield, while Emily Mauel won convincingly at #3 Singles 8-2, and then teamed up with a Marshfield exhibition player to defeat Marshield’s #2 Doubles team 8-2.

Fox posted similar results against UW-Sheboygan.  Kohlhase and Krickeberg regrouped at the #1 Doubles position to defeat Sheboygan 8-5 after dropping their respective singles matches to the same opponents.  Shaver again moved up to the #3 Singles position, and again posted an impressive 8-3 victory, while Brooker again moved up to play #4 and dropped a close 8-5 decision.

Fox will face their largest challenge of the season Thursday April 26 with a home match at 3 PM against UW-Washington, before traveling to Manitowoc next Tuesday.  The season will culminate with the State Tournament May 4/5.  Fox will hope to build on this year’s successful contributions from many new players, having finished Women’s State Runnerup in 2008, Women’s State Champions in 2009, and Men’s State Runnerup in 2010.