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home : sports : today's n-t sports   April 16, 2014

6/24/2013 11:16:00 AM
2013 Boys Tennis All-Area Team


Kevin Chlum
Sports Editor



James Carroll and Mark Prescott, Mendota
Year: Carroll, sophomore; Prescott, junior
Season highlights: Carroll and Prescott had another successful season in their second year together. The pair went 20-14 and had several high tournament finishes, including second place at the East Aurora and Hub invitationals and third place at thePrincetonand Mendota invitationals. Mendota’s No. 1 duo also placed second at the DeKalb Sectional to earn a trip to the IHSA State Meet where they went 1-2.

Jake Lipka and Trent Lipka, La Salle-Peru
Year: Jake Lipka, senior; Trent Lipka, senior
Season highlights: The 2013 Players of the Year got together a week into the season and dominated the rest of the way as they racked up an area-best 25-3 record. The Lipkas went undefeated in Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference regular season play and won the NIB 12 Tournament. The pair also won the Princeton Invitational and the DeKalb Sectional to earn a trip to the IHSA State Meet.

David Dobrose,Ottawa
Year: Senior
Season highlights:Ottawa’s No. 2 singles player had a successful season as he went 23-16. Dobrose was the runner-up at the Rock Island Invitational and placed fourth at the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Tournament. Dobrose placed fourth at the DeKalb Sectional and capped his season by going 1-2 at the IHSA State Meet.

Jackson Evensen,Ottawa
Year: Senior
Season highlights:Ottawa’s No. 1 singles player went 19-17 in his final prep campaign. Evensen went 2-1 at the Rockford Boylan Quad, placed third at the Rock Island Invitational and fourth at the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Tournament. Evensen took third at the DeKalb Sectional and went 2-2 at the IHSA State Meet.

Reo Hammers, La Salle-Peru
Year: Senior
Season highlights: The 2012 NT Boys Tennis Player of the Year had another strong season as he went 22-11. Hammers also won the Princeton Invitational, placed third at the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Tournament and was the runner-up at the DeKalb Sectional to earn an IHSA State Meet berth.

Cody Phalen, Mendota
Year: Junior
Season highlights: Phalen had the best winning percentage among area No. 1 singles players this season as he went 18-8 (.692). He also was the runner-up at the East Aurora Invitational and Mendota’s Tom Corrigan Invitational. At the DeKalb Sectional, Phalen fell one win shy of qualifying for the IHSA State Meet.












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