Boys Tennis: BOYS TENNIS: New Trier’s Jared Hiltzik beat Deerfield’s Jason Brown for the second time in four days to win the singles title at Hinsdale Central’s Kramer Invitational Saturday.
Updated: April 21, 2012 7:12PM
New Trier’s Jared Hiltzik beat Deerfield’s Jason Brown for the second time in four days to win the singles title at Hinsdale Central’s Kramer Invitational Saturday.
If Jared Hiltzik plays Jason Brown too many times, Hiltzik isn’t complaining.
The battle between last year’s second and third place singles finishers in the state meet was a familiar one Saturday at Hinsdale Central. New Trier’s Hiltzik, the defending state runner-up, beat Deerfield’s Brown 6-1, 6-3 to win the title in the eight-team meet.
The match was a repeat of Tuesday’s dual meet between the foes when Hiltzik beat Brown 6-3, 6-3 in their first meeting this season.
“You get used to it. I see him all the time,” Hiltzik said. “We are pretty good friends.”
But there is no guarantee that the duo will meet again next weekend at Hersey’s Pitchford Invitational. Hiltzik said he may not compete in order to give his younger brother Aron, New Trier’s No. 2 singles player, better exposure against some of the top singles players in the state. Hiltzik said he will talk with coach Tad Eckert in the next few days about what the team’s plans.
Aron Hiltzik defeated Oak Park-River Forest’s Luke Trinka 6-3, 4-6 (10-6) to take fifth place at the Kramer Invitational.
Jared Hiltzik finished second at Kramer last season and remains undefeated on the season.
New Trier, the defending champion at Kramer, tied the host Devils (75 points) to forge a tie for the tournament title. It was Hinsdale Central’s second tournament title in three years.
The Trevians had an opportunity to win outright, but Highland Park’s Zacho Brint and Danny Wynbrandt defeated New Trier’s Alex Galoustian and Alex Mang for the doubles championship 5-7, 6-2, 6-3. Brint and Wynbrandt handed Hinsdale Central’s Peter Heneghan and Alex Hagermoser their first loss of the season with a 6-4, 5-7, 10-7 win in the semifinals.
Brint and Wynbrandt were coming off their first loss of the season, against Glenbrook South’s doubles, earlier in the week. Brint and Wynbrandt will play at Pitchford Friday and Saturday, as will Heneghan and Hagermoser, the top seed at Kramer.
“I think our mental game came out when we won the super-tiebreaker against Hinsdale Central. In the third set against New Trier, we had to stay strong under pressure,” Wynbrandt said. “I hope we can keep it up. This is my first year playing doubles all year. It’s nice.”