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Boys tennis: Otters beat out Cards for 2nd

ST. CLOUD — Fergus Falls swept singles and took the 1-doubles point to knock off Willmar 5-2 in a Central Lakes Conference match to determine second-place in the conference on Friday.

The Otters finish 8-1 and Willmar 8-2 in league matches. St. Cloud Tech finished unbeaten, capturing it sixth straight championship.

The Cardinals picked up points at 2- and 3-doubles.

“Tom Kersetter and Nick Revier really played well, controlling the net and holding serve,” said Willmar coach Jim Anderson of his No. 2 pair. “Alex Reynolds and Alec Bateman are two of the most improved players on the roster. They played their best match. They dropped the first set but fought for every point and battled back.”

Reynolds/Bateman prevailed 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 at 3-doubles.

Willmar overpowered winless St. Cloud Apollo/Sauk Rapids losing only 10 games total.

The team’s 8-2 CLC record is the best since the 2003 team finished 10-2 in league matches.

Willmar (11-3) seeds Sunday for post-season with the first-round on Tuesday.

Fergus Falls 5, Willmar 2


(1) David Schneck, F, ded Isaac Yoakum 6-3, 6-0 (2) Jordan Schneeberger, F, def Drew Corneil 7-5, 6-0 (3) Brady Anderson, F, def. Jarod Swoboda 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 (4) Cody Drake, FF, def Manny Obregon 6-1, 6-1


(1) Sam Raush/John Makielski, FF, def Tate Hovland/Nick Courtney 6-2, 6-3 (2) Tom Kerstetter/Nick Revier, W, def Chris Bernard/Jake Steen 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 (3) Alex Reynolds/Alec Bateman, W, def Nick Hauge/Nathan Kaminski-Herak 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Willmar 7, Apollo/Sauk Rapids 0


(1) Yoakum, W, def Garrett Lillis 6-2, 6-0 (2) Corneil, W, def Cameron MacKinney 6-2, 6-1 (3) Swoboda, W, def Ben Colgan 6-0, 6-0 (4) Manny Obregon, W, def Tyler Tran 6-0, 6-0


 (1) Hovland/Courtney, W, def Logan Battig/Jordan McCall 6-1, 6-1 (2) Kerstetter/Revier, W, def Nate Dolven-Kolle/Taylor Ullmann 6-1, 6-0 (3) Bateman/Reynolds, W, def Grady Ewing/Danny Wieber 6-2, 6-0

Rand Middleton
Tribune photographer/videographer. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime news/sports beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 
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