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Article updated: 5/25/2013 9:58 PM

Waubonsie Valley's Marbach takes second at state

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Eric Marbach of Waubonsie Valley competes at the boys tennis state tournament Saturday at Hersey.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

Singles champion Martin Joyce of Hinsdale Central competes at the boys tennis state tournament Saturday at Hersey.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

Eric Marbach of Waubonsie Valley competes at the boys tennis state tournament Saturday at Hersey.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

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Michael Lorenzini of Hinsdale Central competes at the boys tennis state tournament Saturday at Hersey.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

Michael Lorenzini of Hinsdale Central competes at the boys tennis state tournament Saturday at Hersey.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

From left, eventual doubles champions Eddie Grabill and Harold Martin of Hinsdale Central compete at the boys tennis state tournament Saturday at Hersey.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

Singles champion Martin Joyce of Hinsdale Central competes at the boys tennis state tournament Saturday at Hersey.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

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Eric Marbach of Waubonsie Valley returned to varsity tennis this season after two years away on the USTA circuit because he wanted a shot at the state title in his senior year. On Saturday Marbach came very close to his goal when he finished second in the state tournament singles bracket losing 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in a closely fought three-set match to the No. 1 seed, Hinsdale Central's Martin Joyce. "He finished the season with a 29-1 record," said Waubonsie Valley coach Phil Galow. "And he went three sets, 4-6 in the final set, in the state finals with the best player in the state. Eric really impressed me with the way he played and with the way he conducted himself all season. I'm very proud of him."
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    • Eric Marbach of Waubonsie Valley competes at the boys tennis state tournament Saturday at Hersey.
    • Singles champion Martin Joyce of Hinsdale Central competes at the boys tennis state tournament Saturday at Hersey.
    • Eric Marbach of Waubonsie Valley competes at the boys tennis state tournament Saturday at Hersey.
    • Michael Lorenzini of Hinsdale Central competes at the boys tennis state tournament Saturday at Hersey.
    • Michael Lorenzini of Hinsdale Central competes at the boys tennis state tournament Saturday at Hersey.
    • From left, eventual doubles champions Eddie Grabill and Harold Martin of Hinsdale Central compete at the boys tennis state tournament Saturday at Hersey.
    • Singles champion Martin Joyce of Hinsdale Central competes at the boys tennis state tournament Saturday at Hersey.
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