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Willmar tops Sartell in tennis

<b>Rand Middleton</b> Willmar's Jim Neis charges the net for a return in his No. 1 singles match with Alex Hanson of Sartell at the senior high courts in Willmar on Thursday. Nies won the Central Lakes Conference match 6-2, 6-1.

WILLMAR -- Willmar scorched Sartell 6-1 in boys tennis on Thursday which improved the Willmar record in Central Lakes Conference matches to 4-3.

The players had to fight wind gust over 25 miles-per-hour. But the wind took the edge off the 90-degree heat wave.

Willmar swept singles behind Jim Neis, Trent Fader, Mitch Fader and Evan Armstrong.

Willmart's Matt Horning-Aaron Sagedahl won at 1-doubles and Chris Van Doren-Ryan Sheehan at 2-doubles, all in straight sets.

In the day's best match, Sabre twins Matt and Ryan Nahan nipped Landon Peterson and Mark Dunham 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 for winless Sartell's lone point.

Willmar hosts a triangular Saturday with Benson and Monticello starting at 9 a.m.

Willmar 6, Sartell 1


(1) James Neis, W, def. Alex Hanson 6-1, 6-2 (2) Trent Fader, W, def. Andrew Ley 6-0, 6-3 (3) Mitch Fader, W, def. Josh Rostad 6-1, 6-0 (4) Evan Armstrong, W, def. Grant Strom 6-1, 6-3


(1) Matt Horning-Aaron Sagedahl, W, def. Keaton Hauer-Andrew Reinholz 6-2, 6-1 (2) Chris VanDoren-Ryan Sheehan, W, def. AJ Thomas-Shawn Kidder 6-3, 6-0 (3) Matt Nahan-Ryan Nahan, Sar, def. Landon Peterson-Mark Dunham 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 7-5tb