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2016 Sectional Champions

Blackshirt Boys Tennis

In 2005, the boys tennis program began a rebuilding process. Coach Greg Alft stepped into the season with less than 15 total players. Coach Alft, with the help of Eric White, started a no-cut program, focusing on building well-rounded student-athletes. Over the next eight seasons, the Blackshirts have reached enormous heights and seen incredible successes. The Blackshirts have continually had 45-55 boys on the tennis team, including 70 players during the 2011 season! The Blackshirts welcome anyone to play tennis - new players to varsity veterans.

In the new era, the Blackshirts have won two conference tournament titles (2010 and 2015) and won three sectional titles (2010, 2014, and 2016) to add to their 1996 trip to Team State. The boys have sent 25 different athletes to individual state since the 2009 season, including Beef Van Riper, Ben Lock, Neal Johnson, Jordan Freitag, Max Finke, Garrick Read, Tyler Prater, Isaac Jordan, Eric Schneider, Dylan Teutschmann, Jimmy Groh, Derek Elder, Justin Seflow, Justin Gorski, Conner Barnett, Fernando Tejada, Sawyer "the Bonesaw" Dargiewicz, Brett Venzke, Al Tejada, Danny Perez, Matt Arvedson, Chandler Hall, Ben Graichen, Hunter Louis and Riley Teutschmann.

2013 - Our 2013 season was certainly a season to remember. With a 2nd place finish behind state champion Marquette at the DePere/Preble Super 10, the Blackshirts rode momentum to the individual state tournament. South repeated their miraculous 2012 run, by qualifying another FIVE players for the individual state tournament. Only ten schools in division one have those same bragging rights.

2014 - After the incredible success of the 2013 seniors, our 2014 team refused to be outdone. With a strong 14-0 start, and a rough stretch in the middle, the 2014 team rebounded nicely and qualified for the TEAM STATE tennis tournament in Madison, WI on June 13. They are one of the final 8 high school tennis teams in Wisconsin - simply a tremendous accomplish!

2015 - Stepping into the 2015 season, our boys experienced a number of ups and downs. However, the season would prove to be historic nonetheless. The boys, after a tough conference regular season, had perhaps the biggest comeback in Blackshirt Tennis history at the 2015 Classic 8 Conference Tournament. With one round to play, South trailed first place by 5 points with 7 points still on the table. The Blackshirts went 6-1 earning a FIRST PLACE FINISH in the CLASSIC 8 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT!

2016 - We graduated 5 seniors from the tournament championship season, and lost our Moroccan Missile when his family moved to Canada. With only 4 returning players, the Blackshirts had to reload! And they sure did! With an up and down year that featured another 5-0 weekend in DePere, revenge wins over SPASH and Muskego, an appearance in the first ever "Best of the Best" Wisconsin High School Tennis Coaches Association that Blackshirts had their sites on one goal.

The 2016 team qualified 6 of 7 flights through to the sectional and, with many players chipping in, came to a 32 point tie with last year's champ - Kettle Moraine. South got a 4 singles championship from senior Zach Pittz, and 6 valuable points from our state qualifying one doubles team - Ben Graichen and Zach Pittz. And at 32 all, junior Zach Buehler clinched with a win at 3 singles. Moments later, junior Riley Teutschmann won his second revenge match of the day, qualifying for individual state and solidifying our victory as sectional champs! The Shirts again move on to TEAM STATE!


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Boys Tennis Coaching Staff

Dan Schreier

Dan Schreier

Girls and Boys Tennis Coach

Lee Woyahn

Lee Woyahn

Varsity Assistant

Jordan Van Riper

Jordan Van Riper

Assistant Coach

Dave Recknagel

Dave Recknagel

Assistant Coach

The Waukesha South Coaching Staff

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Summer Tennis/Workout Options

Waukesha Tennis Association

Interested in summer tennis drilling? The Waukesha Tennis Association is an amazingly affordable all summer long drilling option. We offer three sessions - 7:30, 9, and 10:30 - that run seven weeks throughout the summer. Sessions run Monday through Friday for an hour and a half. The drill program works on stroke production, game play strategies, and mental toughness techniques. Come join Coach Recknagel, Van Riper and Schreier, former South state players, legendary Lee Woyahn, and Moorland Pros Craig Mours, Gordon Bradley and Scott Ficks this summer at Heyer Park!

Blackshirt Summer Weight Training

Blackshirt Summer Fitness

Warhawk Tennis Camps

For forty years, Warhawk Tennis Camp has been building champions with mental toughness training, long hours on the court and focused drilling and match play. This is an INCREDIBLE week long tennis experience that simply cannot be matched. Coach Van Riper, Recknagel and Schreier can tell you all about their experiences at camp each summer and what you can expect!

2015 Blackshirt Tennis

Shirts Send 5 to State in 2012, 2013, and 2014!

Sectional Champions - #1 Dubs

Sectional Champions - #1 Dubs

#1 Singles - the Bonesaw

2014 Sectional Champions - TEAM STATE

2010 Undefeated Classic 8 Conference Champions

Conference Champs

Blackshirt Boys - Conference Champs!

Blackshirt Invite Champions

Team Photo in Lambeau Field