- Get physicals BEFORE the first day of practice
Rockets Edge the Redmen
The Rockets edged the Bellevue Redmen 3-2. First singles Jared Schnee beat Bo Hermes 6-3, 6-4. In the match of the day, Nate Mansur came back to defeat Justin Baxter 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2). Third singles Cy Franck beat Zack Elkins 6-2, 6-4. First doubles Holden Pelz and Lucas Greggalia defeated Nate Fox and Jordan Schaeffer 6-3, 6-2. Jake Smith and Connor Lilly beat Matt Klima and Dylan Mansur 4-6, 6-7 (5).
Upper Sandusky Blanks the Rockets
Upper Sandusky defeated the Rockets in the OTCA 5-0. At first singles Nate Hensel defeated Nate Bo Hermes 6-2, 7-6 (4). Second singles Alex Engle beat Nate Mansur 4-6, 5-7. Third singles Cy Franck lost to Clay Burger 4-6, 4-6. First doubles Turner Dilley and Noah Frey defeated Holden Pelz and Lucas Greggalia 6-2, 6-3. Second doubles Alex Brodman and Chad Mostoller defeated Matt Klima and Dyan Mansur 4-6, 4-6.
Tornadoes Spin Past Rockets
The Tiffin Columbian Tornadoes blanked the Rockets 5-0. At first singles Ben Klepper beat Bo Hermes 6-3, 6-3. Second singles Holden Pelz lost to Hayden Stone 6-2, 6-1. Third singles Dustin Digby beat Nate Mansur 6-1, 6-2. First doubles Eli Thomas and Daniel Bupp defeated Matt Klima and Lucas Greggalia 1-6, 1-6. Second doubles Coliin Burkett and Anthony Petrosino beat Dylan Mansur and Ray Behlmer 6-1, 0-6, 0-6.
At JV the Rockets split 2-2 with Matt Harris and Cy Franck winning 6-2. Thomas Chovanec also won 6-1.
Practice as Usual During Both Spring Breaks
Practice 3:15-5:15 as usual during your Breaks.
No official conditioning on Wednesday 2-22. Get out and play on your own when you can.
Players are expected to attend and be on time for practice. Always have warm clothes available. In the Spring, the weather can change quickly. Also bring water to all practices. If you do not bring water, you will not practice.
Tennis Conditioning Begins Feb 20th
Tennis conditioning will begin Feb 20 at the Courts. It will be Monday-Thursday until March 6th, weather-permitting. Announcements will be made if it gets cancelled. Text coach if not sure. Get out and play on your own also!
Mandatory Practice Begins March 6th
Mandatory practice begins March 6th from 3:15-5:30. All players must have a physical on file before reporting to practice March 6th.
New Schedule is Uplaoded
Dane Puckett MVP and 4th year letter winner
Bo Hermes Rocket Pride Award
Quinn Bodnar Racquet Award
Zach Smith Senior Leadership Award
Matt Klima Most Improved Player
Dane Puckett qualified third entering into district play. He played well but lost to Otsego from Ontario 6-4, 6-2.
All of the Rockets won at least a match at the Section Tennis Tournament at Port Clinton.At singles Dane Pucket won three of four matches to advance to districts. Dane beat: Bryan Johnson 6-1, 6-2, Danny Miller 6-2, 6-2, Anthony Visci 6-3, 6-1, Dane lost to James Hill 6-0, 6-1, but rebounded to beat Matt Fillmore 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Quinn Bodnar played a great match to beat Patrick Cool 7-6 (5) and then lost to James Hill 6-0, 6-0, Bo Hermes beat Chris Tyler 6-0, 6-0 but then lost to Matt Fillmore 7-6 (4) 6-4. Doubles Logan Segaard and Zach Smith beat Phillip Boes and Will Klepper6-0, 6-1 but then lost to Tristin Auxter and Dean Colston 6-0, 6-1. Doubles Holden Pelz and Chris McClanahan beat Schlessman and Swope again 6-4, 6-1 but then lost to Behm and Bower 6-1, 6-2.
Redskins beat the Rockets
The Port Clinton celebrated their SBC Title at Oak Harbor with a 4-1 win over the Rockets. At first singles Dane Puckett beat Matt Fillmore 7-5, 6-3. Second singles Quinn Bodnar lost to Jacob Koch 6-1, 6-0, Bo Hermes lost a tough one a third singles 3-6, 6-4, 6-7. First doubles Logan Segaard and Zach Smith lost to Tristin Auxter and Dean Colston 6-1, 4-1. Logan had to work, so the duo had to forfeit on the make-up day. Holden Pelz and Chris Mcclanahan lost again to Ashton Barton and Steven Kast 6-4, 6-4.
Panthers Top the Rockets
The Rockets lost to SMCC 4-1 at Battery Park. Danny Miller beat Bo Hermes 6-2, 7-6(2). Chris Tyler beat Quinn Bodnar 6-3, 6-2 at second singles. Third singles Zach Smith beat Jamie Hexiema 6-2, 6-1. At first doubles Dario Mormina and Collin Crooks beat Holden Pelz and Logan Segaard 6-4, 6-4. The Rockets gave away second doubles due to not having enough players wanting to compete with a forfeit.
Perkins Beats the Rockets Again
The Perkins Pirates beat the 4-1 at Perkins. Danish Koda beat Quinn Bodnar 6-0, 6-0 at first singles. Yu Hang Chen beat Chris McClanahan 6-0, 6-1 at second singles. Third singles Anthony Visci beat Matt Klima 6-1, 6-1. First doubles Sean Bower and Michael Behm downed Bo Hermes and Holden Pelz 6-4, 6-0. Second doubles Logan Segaard and Zach Smith eased past Kevin Sullivan and Jay Reiman 6-4, 6-3.
Rockets Top the Redmen
The Rockets topped the Bellevue Redmen 3-2. Dane Puckett won an epic match over Jared Schnee 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (4). Second singles Quinn Bodnar beat Tate Schoen 6-0, 6-2. Bo Hermes was outlasted by Aaron Price 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (5). Logan Segaard and Zach Smith downed John Smith and Nate Fox 6-3, 6-0. Second doubles Holden Pelz and Chris McClanahan beat Ben Coffelt and Jordan Schaeffer 6-1, 6-1. It was Coach LaFountain's 400th win.
Dane Puckett won two of three matches to win second team SBC Honors. Dane beat Jacob Strudthoff 6-1, 6-2, He then lost to Yu Hang Chen 6-4, 6-2. Then Dane beat Anthony Visci 7-5, 2-6, 6-2. Quinn Bodnar lost to Anthony Visci 6-0, 6-0. Bo Hermes lost to Nathan Strudthoff 6-2, 6-3. First doubles Logan Segaard and Zach Smith beat Schellman and Claus 6-2, 6-2, then lost to Barton and Kast 6-2, 6-4. Second doubles Holden Pelz and Chris McClanahan beat Schellman and Swope 6-4, 7-6 (3).
Clyde Sweeps the Rockets
Clyde swept the Rockets 5-0. At first singles Dane Puckett lost to Nathan Strudthoff 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (5). Second singles Bo Hermes lost to Caleb Prunty 6-4, 6-3. Holden Pelz lost to Jacob Strudthoff 6-4, 6-4. First doubles Zach Smith and Quinn Bodnar lost to Alex Brandon and Noah Prunty 6-4, 6-4, Logan Segaard and Chris McClanahan lost to Cole Foos and Scott Clapp 6-3, 6-3.
Clay Eagles Soar Past the Rockets
Clay beat Oak Harbor 4-1 at Oak Harbor. D. Coughlin beat Dane Puckett 6-2, 7-6 (2). K. Kim beat Bo Hermes 6-3, 6-2. T. Titsworth beat Quinn Bodnar 7-5, 6-7 (5), 0-6. First doubles Logan Segaard and Zach Smith lost to M. Durcjinski and J. Davis 6-4, 6-4. Second doubles Holden Pelz and Chris McClanahan beat J. Rodriguez and R. Stringman 6-3, 6-4.
Rockets Tame the Tigers
The Rockets edged the Huron Tigers 3-2 at Oak Harbor. At first singles Dane Puckett lost to Jake Guerrero 6-2, 6-2. Second singles Bo Hermes outlasted Nick Swope 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. Third singles Max Martin beat Allan Lueke 6-3, 6-4. First doubles Zach Smith and Quinn Bodnar beat Aaron Hoff and Aaron Schlessman 6-4, 6-4. Second doubles Holden Pelz and Chris McClanahan beat Jack Swope and Justis Schlessman 6-1, 6-1.
Rockets Shock the Chargers
The Rockets beat the Edison Chargers 3-2 at Edison Park. At first singles Bo Hermes lost to James Hill 6-1, 6-0. Second singles Quinn Bodnar lost to Bryon Johnson 6-1, 6-0. Third singles Allan Lueke was the hero with a dramatic 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-2 win over Justin Hammand. First doubles Dane Puckett and Zach Smith beat Connor Goodwin and Nick Lombardi 7-5, 6-4. Second doubles Holden Pelz and Chris McClanahan 6-4, 6-3.
Redskins Beat the Rockets
The Redskins beat the Rockets 4-1 at Port Clinton. Dane Pucket at first singles was the lone winner over Thomas Kelville 6-0, 6-3. Jacob Koch beat Quinn Bodnar 6-3, 6-2. Third singles Matt Klima lost to Alex St. Ledger 6-1, 6-0. At first doubles Tristen Auxter and Dean Colston beat Zach Smith and Allan Lueke 6-1, 6-1. Second doubles Ashton Barton and Steven Kast beat Holden Pelz and Chris McClanahan 6-4, 4-6, 10-6
Matt Klima and Zach Roberts won at JV singles.
Tornadoes Blow Past Rockets
The Tiffin Columbian Tornadoes beat the Rockets 4-1 at Tiffin. At first singles Ben Klepper beat Dane Puckett 6-4, 6-2. Hayden Stone downed Quinn Bodnar 6-2, 6-3 at second singles. Third singles Bo Hermes lost to Dustin Digby 6-3, 6-4. First doubles Zach Gaietto and Tyler Hawk beat Zach Smith and Allan Lueke 6-1, 6-1. Second doubles won as Holden Pelz and Chris McClanahan beat Wesley Henkel and Nate Wise 6-3, 6-4.
Matt Klima won at singles.
Pirates Sink the Rockets
The Perkins Pirates sank the Rockets 4-1 at Oak Harbor. At first singles Dhanush Kota beat Dane Puckett 6-3, 6-2. Second singles Quinn Bodnar lost to Yu Hang Chen 6-0, 6-3. Third singles Bo Hermes lost to Anthony Visci 2-6, 6-2, 6-3. First doubles Logan Segaard and Zach Smith lost to Sean Bower and Michael Behm 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. Second doubles Holden Pelz and Chris McClanahan beat Kevin Sullivan and Jay Reiman 6-4, 6-2. The Rockets are now 4-5 and 1-3 in the SBC.
Matt Klima won at singles and Luke Giesler and Allan Lueke won twice at doubles in the JV match.
Rockets Edged By SMCC
The Rockets were edged by the SMCC Panthers 3-2. At first singles Dane Puckett beat Chris Tyler 6-3, 6-1. Second singles Bo Hermes lost to Danny Miller 6-0, 6-3. Third singles Quinn Bodnar beat Jamie Hexiema 6-0, 6-2. Fist doubles Logan Segaard and Zach Smith lost to Collins Crooks and Dario Mormina 6-2, 6-2. Second doubles Chris McClanahan and Luke Giesler lost to Patrick Milkie and Justice McGuire 6-2, 2-6, 3-6. Matt Klima won his JV match. The Rockets are 4-4.
Rokets Top the Streaks
In the second game of a doubleheader, the Rockets topped the SJCC Crimson Streaks 4-1. First singles Dane Puckett downed Spencer Harrison 6-2, 6-4. Second singles Quinn Bodnar lost to Patrick Cool 6-3, 6-4. Third singles Bo Hermes won by default. First doubles Logan Segaard and Zack Smith beat Matt Magro and Bryson Ysaguire 6-1, 6-4. Second doubles Holden Pelz and Luke Giesler beat Christian Smith and Jordan Smith 6-2, 6-4.
Truckers Roll By Rockets
The Norwalk Truckers rolled by the Rockets 3-2 at Oak Harbor. At first singles, Andrew Herner beat Dane Puckett 6-3, 7-5. Second singles Quinn Bodnar beat Evan Hohman 4-6, 4-5 retired. Third singles Bo Hermes Beat Bryon Rowan 6-4, 6-4. First doubles Logan Segaard and Zack Smith lost to Jacob Dietrich and Jacob Coe 6-2, 6-2. Holden Pelz and Chris McClanahan 6-4, 6-4.
At the Ross Doubles , the Rockets finisihed fifth
The Rockets finished 5th as a team at the Ross Doubles. Logan Seegard and Zach Smith finished third. Dane Pucket and Bo Hermes finished fifth. Quinn Bodnar and Luke Giesler finished seventh. Holden Pelz and Allan Lueke finished fifth also.
Rockets Blank the Redmen
The Rockets shut out the Fostoria Redmen 5-0 at Fostoria. At first singles Dane Puckett blanked Austin Millum 6-0, 6-0. At second singles Quinn Bodnar beat Hunter Kauffman 6-0, 6-0. Bo Hermes won by forfeit. First doubles Logan Segaard and Zack Smith won over Jarrett Lornzen and Noah Kitchen 6-3, 6-2. Second doubles Holden Pelz and Luke Giesler won over Cory Finzel and Isaac Morton 6-0, 6-1. Matt Klima and Jack Roberts were also victorious. The Rockets are now 3-2.
The Clyde Flyers nipped the Rockets 3-2 on Thursday. At first singles Dane Puckett outlasted Nathan Strudthoff 4-6, 7-5, 4-2 Second singles Bo Hermes lost to Caleb Prunty 4-6, 6-3, 1-6. Third singles Quinn Bodnar lost to Jacob Strudthoff 4-6, 7-6 (1), 1-6. First doubles Logan Segaard and Zach Smith lost to Noah Prunty and Alex Brandon 6-2, 6-0. Second doubles Holden Pelz and Chris McClanahan dropped Cole Foos and Scott Clapp 6-3, 7-5. Luke Giesler and Matt Klima won 8-5. The Rockets are 2-2 and 1-2 in the SBC.
The Rockets were swept in doubles at Huron. First singles Dane Puckett was beaten by Jake Guerrero 6-0, 6-1. Second singles Quinn Bodnar lost to Nick Swope 6-2, 7-5. In a marathon Bo Hermes was outlasted by Max Martin 5-7, 7-5, 7-5. The Rockets doubles had no problems. First doubles Logan Segaard and Zach Smith beat Aaron Hoff and Jack Swope 6-2, 6-3. Second doubles Holden Pelz and Chris McClanahan beat Aaron Schlessman and Justis Schlessman 6-2, 6-1. The Rockets are 2-1 and 1-1 in the SBC.
Rockets Unplug the Chargers
The Rockets beat defending league champion Edison 4-1. At first singles Dane Pucket lost to James Hill 6-1, 6-3. Second singles Quinn Bodnar had no problem with Nathan Zettler winning 6-0, 6-1. Third singles Bo Hermes edged Bryan Johnston 6-3, 7-6 (5). First doubles Logan Segaard and Zach Smith downed Connor Goodwin and Nick Lombardi 6-3, 7-5. Second doubles Holden Pelz and Chris McClanahan beat Ben Bursley and Nick Shupe 6-1, 6-2. Winning at JV was Luke Giesler and Matt Klima.
Rockets Bite the Bulldogs
The Rockets defeated the Rossford Bulldogs 5-0 at Oak Harbor on Wednesday. At first singles Dane Puckett defeated L. Gauther 7-5, 6-0. Second singles Quinn Bodnar had no problems with T. SHerman winning 6-0, 6-1. Third singles Holden Pelz gave up only a game beating J. Burlage 6-1, 6-0. The first doubles team of Logan Segaard and Zack Smith blanked B. Coyle nad A. Randin 6-0, 6-0. Second doubles Chris McClanahan and Alan Lueke won by forfeit.
Luke Giesler, Matt Klima, and Zack Roberts all won matches.
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again because there is no effort without error and shortcomings, who knows the great devotion who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows in the end the high achievement of triumph and who at worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows his place shall never be with those timid and cold souls who know neither victory nor defeat.--Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President
Winners vs Losers
Winners vs Losers
When a winner makes a mistake, he says, "I was wrong."
When a loser makes a mistake, he says, "It wasn't my fault."
A winner works harder than a loser and has more time;
A loser is always "too busy" to do what is necessary.
A winner goes through a problem;
A loser goes around it, and never gets past it.
A winner makes commitments;
A loser makes promises.
A winner says, "I'm good, but not as good as I ought to be;"
A loser says, "I'm not as bad as a lot of people.
A winner listens;
A loser just waits until it's his turn to talk.
A winner respects those who are superior to him and tries to learn something from them.
A loser resents those who are superior to him and tries to find chinks in their armour.
A winner feels responsible for more than his job.
A loser says,"I only work here."
A winner says, "There ought to be a better way to do it."
A loser says, "That's the way it's always been done here."
Scrimmage at Fremont Ross at 4pm on March 17th. Bus leaves at 3:15.
The parent meeting will be March 16thh at 5:30 at the courts.
Have money and picture forms. Wear Rocket shirts from last year and black shorts.
Players must have physicals prior to reporting to the team.
The 2016 schedule is on the site. Click on schedule and click on default division and all teams.