Boys Tennis Roundup: Tech cools off Cardinals
WILLMAR — St. Cloud Tech senior Riley Bates led a straight-set 7-0 Central Lakes Conference sweep of the host Willmar Cardinals on Monday at the senior high courts.
The wind screens were no match for the 25 mph westerly wind on a blue-sky day following a week of postponements.
Bates is in his fourth full year at No. 1 for the conference’s dominant team. One of five seniors in the St. Cloud Tech 10-player lineup, he outhit Willmar No. 1 Isaac Yoakum 6-1, 6-0. Drew Corneil at the 2-slot fell to Wyatt Pauley 6-3, 6-2.
Willmar netters did win games at all but the 3-singles spot in a competitive effort. The Cardinals’ third-pair of Alex Reynolds/Alec Bateman took their Tech rivals to a second-set tiebreaker.
The CLC loss ended a five-match win streak and put the Cards at 2-1 in the league and 5-2 overall. Tech, which is the defending champion, is 1-0, 1-1 after an opening 5-2 loss to Wayzata. Both teams were idled all of last week by cold, snow and the Easter weekend.
The Cardinals return to the courts today to host the co-op of St. Cloud Apollo/Sauk Rapids.
SC Tech 7, Willmar 0
(1) Riley Bates, T, def Isaac Yoakum 6-1, 6-0 (2) Wyatt Pauley, T, def Drew Corneil 6-3, 6-2 (3) Luke Conboy, T, def Jarod Svoboda 6-0, 6-0 (4) Jay Kedrowski, T, def Manny Obregon 6-3, 6-1
(1) Riley Peterson/Brady Rodin, T, def Nick Courtney/Tate Hovland 6-2, 6-3 (2) Mike Kline/Jessie Amdahl, T, def Nick Revier/Tom Kersetter 6-3, 6-1 (3) Landen Ridpath/Sam Nelson, T, def, Alex Reynolds/Alec Bateman 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)
LQPV/DB 6, MACCRAY 1
Kain Matthies/Trevor Sigdahl went three sets at 1-doubles to take out Nathan Eisenmenger/Josh Harguth as LQPV/DB swept doubles.
Preston Dobmeier beat Dalton Kostad at 4-singles for the Wolverines’ point.
(1) Jess Hensen, L, def Connor Hagemeyer 6-0, 6-0 (2) Eli Weber, L, def Skyler Garmin 7-6 (9-7), 6-3 (3) Hunter Olson, L, def, Jordan Caskey 6-4, 6-2 (4) Preston Dobmeier, M, def Dalton Kostad 7-5, 6-3
(1) Kain Matthies/Trevor Sigdahl, L, def Nathan Eisenmenger/Josh Harguth 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-1 (2) Conrad Matthies/Cody McKesson, L, def Ben Burner/Alex Spence 6-0, 6-1 (3) Ryan Borstad/Blake Buer, L, def Levi Sparks/Jaeden Woltjer 6-1, 6-0
St. Cloud Cathedral 5, NLS 2
Cody Treptau and Alex Meder won singles matches but St. Cloud Cathedral swept doubles and split singles to earn the victory on Monday.
Treptau defeated Ryan Jameson 6-3 6-4 and Meder won in two sets over McRay Drong, 6-2, 6-2.
(1) Cody Treptau, N, def. Ryan Jameson 6-3 6-4 (2) Nathan Stracke, S, def. Eli Nelson 6-1 6-4 (3) Alex Ferris, S, def. John Jacobson 6-0 6-1 (4) Alex Meder, N, def. McRay Drong 6-2 6-2
(1) Matt Bowe/Phil Ruegemer, S, def. Ethan Chvala/Logan Eckhoff 6-0 6-0 (2) Andy Windschitl/Mat Zniewski, S, def. Evan van Gulijk 6-0 6-0 (3) David Reisdorf/Paul Decker, S, def. Ely Rogers/Josh Proehl 6-2 7-5
Minnewaska 5, YME 2
Minnewaska swept three doubles matches and Jake Pederson and Carter LaMont won at 1- and 2-singles to lead the Lakers to the victory in a makeup match on Monday in Granite Falls.
Matthew Virnig and Ammon Bennett picked up Yellow Medicine East’s victories at 3- and 4-singles.
The two teams play again today in a regularly scheduled match at Minnewaska beginning at 4:30 p.m.
(1) Jake Pederson, M, def. Brandon Repsher 6-1 6-1 (2) Carter LaMont, M, def. Shane Nokleby 3-6 6-2 6-3 6-3 (3) Matthew Virnig, Y, def. Evan Palmer 6-4 6-2 (4) Ammon Bennett, Y, def. Sam Peters 6-4 6-2
(1) Austin Pauly/Joe Weaver, M, def. Cody Speh/Noah Lusti 6-0 6-7 (10-12) 6-2 (2) Collin Stumpf/Cole Mercier, M, def. Chris Zabel/Cody Zimmer 6-0 6-2 (3) Zach Evans/Matt Heid, M, def. Miles Jensen/Nick Schindele 6-1 6-0