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Willmar's No. 1 doubles pair of Landon Peterson, at net, and Jimmy Unger volley in their season-opening match with Chris Dewanz and Blake Burgau of New Ulm Saturday at the Willmar Quadrangular. Dewanz-Burgau won the match 6-2, 3-6, 10-8. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

Prep Tennis: Willmar 1-2 on opening day

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Prep Tennis: Willmar 1-2 on opening day
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WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals boys tennis team opened the season in a quadrangular at home, winning one of their three matches.

The Cardinals topped New Ulm 5-2, then lost to Shakopee 7-0 and Prior Lake 5-2.

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Willmar hosts Sartell on Tuesday.

Willmar 5, New Ulm 2

Mitch Fader at No. 1, Preston Peterson at No. 2 and Mitch Konieczny at No. 3 won singles matches for Willmar. Winning in doubles for Willmar were Shane Christensen and David Skonard won at No. 2 and Graham Dahl and Sam Murphy at No. 3.

Singles

(1) Mitch Fader, Wil, won by forfeit (2) Preston Peterson, Wil, def. Alex King 6-1, 6-3 (3) Mitch Konieczny, Wil, def. Isaiah Johnson 6-2, 6-4 (4) Scott Want, NU, def. Thomas Nilles-Melchert 6-1, 2-6, 10-7

Doubles

(1) Chris Dewanz-Blake Burgau, NU, def. Landon Peterson-Jimmy Unger 6-2, 3-6, 10-8 (2) Shane Christensen-David Skonard, Wil, def. Billy Griffith-Sam Fredericksen 6-2, 6-3 (3) Graham Dahl-Sam Murphy, Wil, def. Joe Huiras-Dave Stuk 6-1, 6-1

Prior Lake 5, Willmar 2

Landon Peterson and Shane Christensen at No. 1 doubles and Marty Larson and David Skonard at No. 2 doubles picked up Willmar's lone points.

Singles

(1) Brett Springer, PL, def. Mitchell Fader 6-4, 6-0 (2) Tony Lozano, PL, def. Preston Peterson 6-3, 3-6, 11-9 (3) Sandy Huyhn, PL, def. Jackson Burton 6-2, 6-2 (4) Luke Charbarnau, PL, Mitch Konieczny 4-6, 6-0, 10-8

Doubles

(1) Landon Peterson-Shane Christensen, Wil, def Austin Nicols-Don Malson 4-6, 6-0, 10-8 (2) Marty Larson-David Skonard, Wil, def. Dan Unruh-Kevin Atwood 6-3, 6-0 (3) Brian Faul-Ryan Altendorf, PL, def. Sam Murphy-Austen Hilding 6-1, 6-4

Shakopee 7, Willmar 0

Singles

(1) Ulrick Buiyogreno, Shk, def. Mitch Fader 6-0, 6-0 (2) Riley Burke, Shk, def. Preston Peterson 6-2, 6-4 (3) Jayn Kilber, Shk, def. Jackson Burton 6-0, 6-0 (4) Raja Aril, Shk, def. Mitch Konieczny 6-3, 6-3

Doubles

(1) Erich Pistulka-Eric Hammerschmidt, Shk, def. Landon Peterson-Shane Christensen 6-4, 6-2 (2) Marco Riley-Justin Hammerschmidt, Shk, def. Marty Larson-David Skonard 6-2, 4-6, 11-9 (3) Mark Holcombe-Griffen Anderson, Shk, def. Sam Murphy-Austen Hilding 6-1, 6-1

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