Two Golden Raiders make state tennis

STATE BOUND: Ted Wind (left) and Jasper Delasanta. – Submitted photo

For the second straight season, North junior Jasper Delasanta and senior Ted Wind will compete in the state tennis tournament.

The No. 1 doubles team, who also qualified in 2019 (there wasn’t a season last year), begins play Thursday at Menards Tennis Center in Eau Claire.

“It’s been great that we have any sort of season, but having a season where you have what very much feels like a truly dominant doubles team that handles things very well and comes out and just absolutely soars, it’s been great,” coach Sam Hopp said.

On Wednesday, the pair finished as runner-up in the Cedarburg Sectional. They lost to Germantown’s Jason Loftus/Spencer Baeckman, 6-4, 6-4, in the championship after upsetting Homestead in the semifinals.

There was a slight chance seniors Harry Stayer-Suprick/Connor Cleveland would be included in the tournament as special qualifiers, but those players were selected after  deadline.

The No. 2 doubles team was 18-0 in the regular season.

“They had every sort of match you could have,” Hopp said. “They had dominant wins, they had ones where they were struggling and they came back, they won against a really good Whitefish Bay team by two points in a third-set tiebreak. Just anything things threw at them, they handled well. … They executed about as well as I could have possibly hoped for.”

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