Boys Tennis: Willmar edges Brainerd 4-3 to collect first win
WILLMAR — Freshman Manny Obregon survived a three-set dual at 4-singles to give Willmar the decisive fourth point as the Cardinals edge Brainerd 4-3 Tuesday in their Central Lakes Conference opener.
Willmar also got straight-set wins from its top two doubles teams of Tate Hovland/Nick Courtney at No. 1 and Alex Bateman/Nick Revier at No. 2. Jared Swoboda also had a dominating win for Willmar, winning 6-1, 6-0 at 3-singles.
Willmar hosts CLC rival Alexandria on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. before entertaining New London-Spicer, Hutchinson and Monticello on Saturday for a quadrangular beginning at 9 a.m.
Willmar 4, Brainerd 3
(1) D.J. Kramer, B, def. Isaac Yoakum 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4 (2) Tanner Lundberg, B, def. Drew Corneil 6-4, 6-2 (3) Jared Swoboda, W, def. Kenta Suzuki 6-1, 6-0 (4) Manny Obregon, W, def. Patrick Meyer 6-0, 5-7, 6-2
(1) Tate Hovland/Nick Courtney, W, def. Travis Goeden/Eric Stout 6-3, 6-2 (2) Alex Bateman/Nick Revier, W, def. Theo Knudson/Brayde Mick 6-1, 6-2 (3) Cole Kalenberg/Logan Rivard, B, def. Tom Kersetter/Alex Reynolds 2-6, 6-4, 6-4