Boys Tennis: Strong play in singles not enough for Willmar
WILLMAR — Alexandria swept doubles to overcome Willmar’s advantage at singles and register a 4-3 Central Lakes Conference win in boys tennis on Saturday at the sun-splashed high school courts.
The visiting Cardinals lost only nine games while ruling the pairs competition in straight sets.
Preston Peterson, Drew Corneil and Isaac Yoakum took points at 1-2-3 singles, respectively, for the home-town Cardinals.
Willmar (1-2) maintains its frantic pace since its season debut on Thursday: home today against a ranked Fergus Falls team, at Alexandria on Tuesday, home vs. powerhouse St. Cloud Tech on Wednesday and a twin bill on Thursday at St. Cloud Apollo and at Sartell.
Alexandria 4, Willmar 3Singles(1) Preston Peterson, W, def. Mark Kallevig 6-4, 6-0 (2) Drew Corneil, W, def. Levin Duwenhoegger 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 (3) Isaac Yoakum, W, def. Devin Crowe 6-0, 6-4 (4) Eric Branch, A, def. Jarod Swoboda 6-3, 6-1Doubles(1) Brenda Holm/Mathias Burban. A, def. Tate Hovland/Tom Nilles-Melchert 6-2, 6-2 (2) Payton Grandgenett/Jacob Strand, A, def. Nick Courtney/Nick Revier 6-1, 6-3 (3) Nick Partingon/Andy Storm, A, def. Alex Reynolds/Jaden Wright 6-2, 6-1