Boys tennis: Cards advance in 2AA South
WILLMAR — No. 4 Willmar Cardinals took three singles points and two more in the pairs competition on Tuesday to erase No. 5 New Ulm 5-2 in the first-round of the South sub-Section 2AA tennis tournament.
It was 90-degree with a hefty west wind blowing cross-court. Despite the adverse conditions, play was quite sharp.
Coach Jim Anderson said the big points came from 2-doubles (Nick Courtney/Nick Revier and 3-doubles (Alex Reynolds/Jaden Wright).
Preston Peterson, Isaac Yoakum and Jarod Swoboda won at singles.
“This was a big win for our young team after being overmatched in our last three conference matches,” said coach Jim Anderson.
Willmar (5-7) next plays at Mankato East (4 p.m. Thursday); the Cougars are the No. 1 seed in the South-sub-section.
Willmar 5, New Ulm 2
(1) Preston Peterson, W, def Alex King 6-2, 6-3 (2) Calvin Collum, N, def Drew Corneil 6-4, 2-6 (10-7) (3) Isaac Yoakum, W, def Josh Koelpin 6-0, 6-3 (4) Jarod Swoboda, W, def. Noah Stocker 6-3, 6-3
Isaiah Johnson/Nic Gartner, N, def Tate Hovland/Tom Tilles-melchert 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 (2) Nick Courtney/Nick Revier, W, def Sam Frederickson/William Griffith 6-3, 6-3 (3) Alex Reynolds/Jaden Wright, W, def Taylor Tambornino/John Goodall 6-0, 6-3 Willmar