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Prep Tennis: Willmar out to 2-0 start

WILLMAR -- Two days of competitive tennis and two wins in the books for the Willmar boys team as the Cardinals beat Fergus Falls 5-2 in the Central Lakes Conference opener Tuesday.

The Cardinals (1-0, 2-0) opened the season Monday with a win over New London-Spicer in a cold, harsh wind. Tuesday's conditions were better, with temperatures getting past 40 degrees and a lot less wind.

Jim Neis, at 1-singles, and Trent Fader, at 2-singles, both won close matches to help the Cardinals take three points in the four singles matches.

"There were a lot of competitive matches, especially at 1- and 2-singles," said Willmar coach Loren Holter. "Those were good wins for both Jimmer and Trent."

Neis beat Andrew McAllister 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) and Fader topped David Sanderson 6-4, 6-4.

Also winning for the Cardinals were Mitch Fader at 3-singles, Chris VanDoren-Ryan Sheehan at 1-doubles and Matt Horning-Aaron Sagedahl at 2-doubles.

Willmar 5, Fergus Falls 2


(1) Jim Neis, Wil, def. Andrew McAllister 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) (2) Trent Fader, Wil, def David Sanderson 6-4, 6-4 (3) Mitch Fader, Wil, def. Ben Ronning 6-1, 6-3 (4) Jesse Schneeburger, FF, def. Evan Armstrong 3-6, 6-3, 6-3


(1) Chris VanDoren-Ryan Sheehan, Wil, def. Pat Billodeau-Joe Pettit 6-2, 6-3 (2) Matt Horning-Aaron Sagedahl, Wil, def. Dan Schneck-John Lindblom 6-4, 6-1 (3) Jordan Tommerdahl-Matt Jacobson, FF, def. Landon Peterson-Mark Dunham 6-2, 6-3



New London-Spicer's boys' tennis team came up one match short of a 7-0 victory Tuesday as Cade Robertson of Lac qui Parle Valley-Dawson-Boyd was the lone victor for his squad.

The NLS doubles teams had a strong showing, surrendering only nine points in six sets of competition.


(1) Alex Wiegmann, NLS, def. Jack Hansen 6-4, 6-4 (2) Loren Johnson, NLS, def. Rafael Santarelli 6-2, 6-2 (3) Cade Robertson, LQPV, def. Alex Springman 6-4, 6-3 (4) George Kueppers, NLS, def. Brandon Hurley 6-2, 6-0


(1) Logan Bengtson-Zach Treptau, NLS, def. Cole Robertson-Austin Ireland 6-2, 6-1 (2) Josh Treptau-Nic Magnuson, NLS, def. Tyler Robertson-Nathan Carter 6-1, (7-5) (3) Barret Steffen-Elliot Eckhoff, NLS, def. Mitchel Ehlen-Ryan Schueller 6-0, 6-0