That’s the word Lynx head coach Mike Zerr used to describe Bill Trevillyan’s effort in claiming the flight 1 singles championship at Friday’s Eastern South Dakota Conference Tournament.
Trevillyan’s first-place finish lifted the Lynx to a fourth-place finish, which is right where Zerr ranked the team.
“When we started the day, I had us slotted in the top four, and in the top four we were,” he said. “It always helps to have a ‘Billy’ on your team that can give you 60 points by himself, and our guys feed off of that as well.”
Trevillyan, a six-year varsity player, went unscathed en route to bringing home the flight 1 top prize.
“I have never seen a player come out and dominate a tournament the way Bill did at ESD,” Zerr said. “He played his best tennis and had an answer for everything anyone threw at him. I was incredibly happy for him to close out an ESD career that was outstanding with a win at flight 1 singles.”
Trevillyan’s domination started with a 10-3 win against Huron’s Blake Meyer, followed by a 10-5 victory against Watertown’s Austin VanderWeide. Trevillyan finished off the day with a 10-4 win against Yankton’s Luke Rockne.
Trevillyan also teamed up with Nathan Mutschelknaus in No. 1 doubles, where the Lynx duo claimed third place. They defeated Pierre followed by a loss to Mitchell to set the stage for a third-place dual against Watertown’s VanderWeide and Gauger. The 8-1 win largely belonged to Trevillyan and Mutschelknaus.
“Boy, when these two play their best, they are they fun to watch,” Zerr said. “The movement they have on the court and the awareness of what each other can do and are doing is something that is really cool to be able to witness. There is no doubt in my mind that they can compete with the top 4-5 teams in the state on any given day.”
Mutschelknaus also claimed a consolation title in No. 2 singles. After being out of the lineup the last couple of weeks, Zerr said the young Lynx “showed a little rust” against Yankton’s Jason Shindler, who won 10-6. He rebounded in his follow-up match against Dylan Rittershaus of Brookings, handing the Bobcat an 8-2 loss. Aberdeen Central’s Adam Zimmerman’s was Mutschelknaus final victim of the day, delivering Zimmerman an 8-0 loss.
“He competes like crazy and is playing his best tennis,” Zerr said, “and to get a win over Zimmerman from Aberdeen that rolled him early in the season, that was good to see.”
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