Tennis Summary: Alexandria and Minnewaska boys win 7-0, Osakis loses 4-3 to St. John’s Prep/Cathedral – Alexandria Echo Press – Advice Eating

Alexandria’s boys’ tennis program earned a 7-0 win over Central Lakes Conference opponent Willmar on Thursday.

Alexandria won all seven games in straight sets.

Cole Haabala started for the Cardinals in singles competition with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Joshua Jensen at the top. Alexandria then picked up singles wins (6-0, 6-1 for both) from Blake Svee and Niklas Cook. Leonard Kompelien rounded out the game for the Cardinals by winning his match 6-1, 6-1 over Isaac Zelaya Velasquez.

Owen Gilbertson and Ryan Meuwissen started the doubles competition with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Jorge Zelaya Velasquez and Andrew Ziebarth. Jefe Rodewald and Ryker Bosek kept the momentum going for Alexandria in a 6-1, 6-2 win over Brandon Escalon-Valdez and Aaron Marthaler. Coltan Koehn and Chase Thompson ended the evening in a 6-1, 6-3 win over Ryan Newberg and Gabe LaRue.


SINGLES – No.1 Cole Haabala (A) def. Joshua Jensen (A), 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 – Blake Svee, (A)def. Mateo Engan, (W), 6-0, 6-1; No. 3 – Niklas Cook (A) def. David Thaden (W) 6-0, 6-1; No. 4 – Leonard Compelia (A) def. Isaac Zelaya Velasquez (W) 6-1, 6-1

DOUBLES – No.1 – Owen Gilbertson/Ryan Meuwissen (A) def. Jorge Zelaya Velasquez/Andrew Ziebarth (W) 6: 2, 6: 0; No. 2 – Jeff Rodewald/Ryker Bosek (A) def. Brandon Escalon-Valladares/Aaron Marthaler (W) 6-1, 6-2; No. 3 – Coltan Koehn/Chase Thompson, (A)def. Ryan Newberg, Gabe LaRue (W) 6-1, 6-3

Minnewaska outplays Dawson-Boyd 7-0

Much like the Alexandria Willmar boys’ team did, the Minnewaska boys’ tennis team won all seven games against Dawson-Boyd in straight sets.

The Lakers started the singles competition with a 6-0, 6-0 win by Tate Reichmann. Ethan Quelle then defeated Liam Risch (6-3, 6-4) and Connor Quelle defeated Matthew Martinson (6-1, 6-2). Konnor Hanson finished the singles competition with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Luke Stock.

Nik Van Dyke and Damon Udhe started the doubles competition with a 6-1, 6-1 win over the team of Gavin Stulz and Levi Olson. Noah Palmer and Tenzin Dahl added a 6-0, 6-3 win for Minnewaska over Wyatt Wiebe and Nate Gruwell. Alec Larson and Nate LeClair rounded out the evening with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Garrett Kostad and Gunnar Olson 6-1, 6-2.

The Lakers are back in action Monday at home for a triangle game against East Grand Forks and New London-Spicer. The triangle begins at 1:30 p.m


SINGLES – No. 1 Tate Reichmann (M) def. Jackson Buer (DB), 6-0, 6-0; #2 ethane source (M) def. Liam Risch (DB) 6-3, 6-4; #3 Connor Source (M) def. Matthew Martinson (DB) 6-1, 6-2; No. 4 Konner Hanson (M) def. Luke Stock (DB), 6-0, 6-0

DOUBLE – No. 1 Nik VanDyke/ Damon Uhde (M) def. Levi Olson/Gavin Stulz, (DB), 6-1, 6-1; No. 2 Noah Palmer/Tenzin Dahl (M) def. Wyatt Wiebe/Nate Gruwell, (DB) 6-0, 6-3; No. 3 – Alec Larson/Carter LeClair (M) def. Garrett Kostad/Gunnar Olson (DB) 6-1, 6-2

Osakis drops a melee with St. John’s Prep/Cathedral

Osakis got off to a good start in Thursday’s game against St. John’s Prep/Cathedral as they won three of four singles games.

But St. John’s Prep/Cathedral won all three doubles matches, winning the match 4-3.

“We had a very close game,” said Osakis head coach Ryan Maddock. “Three matches went to tie-breakers in the third set. We continue to show good progress as we get more games. I thought our whole team did really well in their games. While we don’t see a team win yet, I have a feeling we’re starting to see what it takes to be a competitive team.”

Pablo Cervantes and Andres Cervantes-Rodriguez won the first doubles match 6-3, 7-5, while Isaac Peterson and Paul Rademacher defeated Osakis’ Zeke Fiskness and Paul Steinert in straight sets 3-6, 6-3, 10-4. Jackson Glomski and Stefan Meutifering won the last match of the evening by forfeit.

Isaac Maddock put Osakis on the right foot in the singles competition with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Chandler Hendricks. Bryce Moen almost defeated George Vedder but lost 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-2), 10-6.

Osakis bounced back from that defeat and clinched the last two wins in the singles competition. Tyler Stier defeated Eli Burnham (6-1, 6-3) and Micah Moore defeated Jackson Hoover in straight sets, 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 10-7.


SINGLES – No.1 Isaac Maddock (O) def. Kramer Hendricks (SJP/C) 6-2, 6-1; #2 George Vedder (SJP/C) 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-2), 10-6 def. Bryce Moen (O); #3 Tyler Bull (O) def. Eli Burnham (SJP/C) 6-1, 6-3; No. 4 Micah Moore (O) defeated Jackson Hoover (SJP/C) 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 10-7

DOUBLES – No.1 Pablo Cervantes/Andres Cervantes-Rodriguez (SJP/C) def. Marcus Wolf/Connor Gulbranson (O) 6-2, 6-1; No. 2 Isaac Peterson/Paul Rademacher (SJP/C) def. Zeke Fiskness/Paul Steinert (O) 3-6, 6-3, 10-4; No. 3 Jackson Glomski/Stefan Meutifering (SJP/C) def. Osaki’s forfeit

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