Morton twins win three matches on day one at state

Bryan Veginski

The Reiman brothers breezed through the first day of the Illinois High School Association boys tennis state final.

One year after going 6-2 at state, the Morton junior twins won three times in straight sets in doubles May 23 in the Chicagoland area.

They were set to face Edo Roth and Alex Mestre of Urbana University in the fourth round at press time.

The Reimans dumped Ken Yun and Rajiv Patel O'Connor of Aurora Illinois Math and Science Academy, 6-1, 6-1, to get their day started.

In the second round, the Potters' duo defeated Ben Natinsky and Lyden Lee of Chicago Latin, 6-1, 6-2.

The Reimans walloped Hoffman Estates Conant's Peter Itskovich and Connor Sacks, 6-0, 6-0.

Also at state, Morton senior Andrew Payne joined sophomore Chandler Stimpert in doubles.

They began with a 0-6, 0-6 loss to Pawel Jaworski and Josh Lieberman of Lincolnshire Stevenson.

Payne/Stimpert stayed alive after winning by default against South Elgin's Francis Manzano and Aayush Patel.

The Potter tandem was eliminated with a 2-6, 3-6 setback to Robert Rajfer and Brian Dhingra of Chicago Latin.

Morton senior Taylor Nave defaulted both matches after qualifying for state for the fourth consecutive season.

State: The Reimans finished 5-2 after weekend play was complete, running their career record at state to 16-6.

As a team, the Potters placed 22nd with nine points.