Watertown junior Dylan Geske will take the court at the WIAA Division One State Boys Tennis Meet today. He is the first Gosling boys tennis player to qualify for the WIAA Division One State Tennis Meet in singles since 2003. Geske earned a trip to state with straight sets win (6-2, 6-2) over Appleton East’s Grant Trygstad at last week at Oshkosh North.
“An incredible accomplishment for Dylan and really our entire program. He is an amazing story and a testament to hard work and dedication.” Gosling boys tennis coach Andy Dobbins said after the Sectional. “Two years ago as a freshman, he wasn’t even in our top JV lineup, but he loves tennis and made a commitment to improving. Despite not having a season last year, he kept working and started taking some lessons and playing tournaments. I’ve been so impressed by his steady improvement and how he approaches the game. He can play a variety of styles depending on the situation. In the match to qualify, he started off just getting balls back and grinding out points. His opponent started to pick up his level, and Dylan responded with some great shot making and aggressiveness. It was fun to watch. I’m proud of him and what he has accomplished. He’s a great player and an even better person, and represents Watertown so well.”
Geske (9-7) will face special qualifier Conner Kryscio (15-12) on Thursday in the first round of the state meet in Eau Claire.
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Photo Credit: Andy Dobbins