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Ben Peters of Minnewaska lunges for a backhand return during his 2-singles match against Montevideo's Charlie Landmark Thursday in Montevideo. Peters won the match 6-2, 6-3 and Minnewaska won, 4-3. Tribune photo by T.J. Bartelt
Ben Peters of Minnewaska lunges for a backhand return during his 2-singles match against Montevideo's Charlie Landmark Thursday in Montevideo. Peters won the match 6-2, 6-3 and Minnewaska won, 4-3. Tribune photo by T.J. Bartelt

Prep Tennis: Waska holds off Montevideo, 4-3

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MONTEVIDEO -- Christian Waage and Zach Bosch edged out Shane Griess and Matt Koopmeiners in a three-set match to give Minnewaska the deciding team point in a 4-3 West Central Conference win over Montevideo on Thursday.

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Minnewaska won three of four in singles but Montevideo dominated doubles until the final match.

Bryce Bakkelund won his 4-singles match in straight sets 6-0, 6-0.

Minnewaska 4, Montevideo 3

Singles

(1) Dylan Hoffman, Min, def. Taylor Jarman 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 (2) Ben Peters, Min, def. Charlie Landmark 6-2, 6-3 (3) Tanner Holten, Min, def. Phillip Kroeper 7-6, 6-4 (4) Bryce Bakkelund, Mon, def. Joe Terhaar 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

(1) Josh Connell-Dakota Frazier, Mon, def. Tanner Blair-Jacob Braaten 6-3, 6-3 (2) Rick Danielson-Eric Johnson, Mon, def. Cole Iverson-Jackson Moore 7-5, 6-2 (3) Christian Waage-Zach Bosch, Min, def. Shane Griess-Matt Koopmeiners 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

LPGE 4, Benson/KMS 3

The Thunder (10-0, 14-0) captured the conference title with the victory. The Braves, with one loss will take second place alone if they beat St. Cloud Cathedral at home today.

Michael Nies, undefeated in conference matches, clinched the victory for LPGE with his win at 3-singles.

Steven James at 2-singles, Ethan Ratliff-Crain at 4-singles and the 1-doubles team of Will Johnson and Luke Widseth earned points for Benson.

LPGE can wrap up a perfect regular season with a victory at Litchfield on Monday.

Singles

(1) Nate Korfe, LPGE, def. Ben Murphy 6-0, 6-0 (2) Steven James, BKMS, def. Berent Uhlenkamp 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 6-3 (3) Michael Nies, LPGE, def. Matt Hagestuen 7-5, 6-3 (4) Ethan Ratliff-Crain, BKMS, def. Jeremy Welters 6-2, 6-2

Doubles

(1) Will Johnson-Luke Widseth, BKMS, def. Joe Pesta-Roger Mead 6-2, 6-4 (2) Zach Pesta-Cody Warner, LPGE, def. Ahren Bachman-Brandon Edlund 6-3, 7-5 (3) Matt Holt-Brandon Roering, LPGE, def. Mike Goulet-Nathan Block 6-4, 6-4

Melrose 5, LQPV/DB 2

Jack Hansen at 1-singles and Brandon Hurley and Mitchell Ehlen at 2-doubles won matches for LQPV/DB.

Singles

(1) Jack Hansen, LQPVDB, def. Mitch Elfering 6-3, 6-4 (2) Justin Brinkman, Mel, def. Cade Robertson 6-1, 6-3 (3) Chris Rausch, Mel, def. Keith Abraham 6-0, 6-0 (4) Chris Notch, Mel, def. Ryan Schueller 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

(1) Kris Wensmann-Cody Ritter, Mel, def. Austin Ireland-Cole Robertson 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (12-10) (2) Brandon Hurley-Mitchell Ehlen, LQPVDB, def. Richard Milla-Alex Kleinfehn 6-2, 6-4 (3) Brian Rademacher-Andrew Thell, Mel, won by forfeit

Southwest Pipestone 5, MACCRAY 2

MACCRAY dropped to 0-4 in the Southwest Conference.

Mitch Kremin at 1-singles and the 3-doubles team of Matt Gunderson-Nick Kellen won for the Wolverines (3-9 overall).

Singles

(1) Mitch Kremin, MAC, def. Paul Prunty 6-3, 6-2 (2) Bryce Dewilde def. Andrew DuHoux 6-0, 6-1 (3) Joe Ecten, Pip, def. Brandon Wieberdink 6-1, 6-0 (4) Matt Griebel, Pip, def. Levi Koenen 6-4, 6-0

Doubles

(1) Austin Faber-Jared VanDer Poole, Pip, def. Ryan Wubben-Lucas doeskin 6-0, 6-2 (2) Ryan Delany-Spencer Cruze, Pip, def. Tanner Brouwer-He Won Kim 6-1, 6-1 (3) Nick Kellen-Matt Gunderson, MAC, def. Jamie Lammers-Shelby Jones 7-5, 6-2

West Metro Conference

Each Litchfield doubles pair finished third in the West Metro individual tournament at Mound.

Aaron Carlson-Zach Fredman, Nate Adams-Brennan Rosenow and Sam Zender-Will Heidgerken each went 2-1.

Mark Hukriede at 1-singles posted the Dragons' lone victory at singles.

How Litchfield fared

TEAM

Singles

(1) Mark Hukriede 1-2 ... 4th place (2) Dominic Devine 0-1 ... 5th place (3) Zach Hedtke 0-2 4th (4 Jacob Hughes 0-1 ... 5th place

Doubles

(1) Aaron Carlson-Zach Fredman 2-1 ... 3rd place (2) Nate Adams-Brennan Rosenow 2-1 ... 3rd place (3) Sam Zender-Will Heidgerken 2-1 ... 3rd place.

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