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TV9 Athlete of the Week: Miles Rolls to Third State Berth


By Sean Giggy

(WAOW) - Wausau East's Bryan Miles rolled to the state tennis meet with a straight sets win in his number one singles sectional final last week.

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Bryan Miles has been dominate in his trip to the boys' state tennis finals. The top singles player for Wausau East breezed through the SPASH subsectional before beating Eau Claire Memorial's Christian Phelps in straight sets to earn a trip to the state finals.

"It's definitely a good way to end the season, going down to Madison," Miles said. "I'm done with school, so I can just focus on tennis now. I'm really looking forward to it."

"I expect Bryan to have a really good tournament and just be playing his best tennis," said Wausau East head coach Trevor Knight. "He's been playing his best tennis now. I think he prefers to play indoors, so I think that'll definitely help him out."

Thursday will mark Miles' third trip to the state finals. He missed out on a state berth his junior year because he spent the season at a tennis academy in California, but he says that experience has him more prepared this time around.

"I became more match smart, playing better on key points, my fitness too and just playing all different kinds of players really helped with the competitive aspect of things," Miles said.

"I don't think there are many players more focused or determined than Bryan," Knight said. "He's really had a great season as far as matches go on he's gotten better and better, so right now he's playing his best and I think that's what's really going to help him out down at state."

Miles is seeded 16th and knows a state championship will be difficult, but he feels confident in his ability to go deep into the tournament.

"Third round I'll have to play the fourth seed who's a tough player. After that, I'll have to play the five seed, so I don't want to look too far ahead, but I want to make a deep run."


Online reporter: Sean Giggy



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