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Boys tennis: Mankato East ends Cards’ year

MANKATO — As called for, Willmar swept doubles but was unable to pick up the critical fourth point in singles and fell 4-3 in the Section 2AA quarters to Mankato East 4-3 on Thursday.

“The pairs all won in straight sets while the the singles each lost in straight sets,” remarked coach Jim Anderson. It was a well-played match. East is strong one through four singles.”

Tom Kersetter/Nick Revier at 2-doubles finish on a six-match win streak and Alec Bateman/Alex Reynolds have won four straight.

 Going on in 2AA individuals for Willmar May 23 in St. Peter: Tate Hovland/Drew Corneil and Nick Courtney/

Issac Yoakum; Jarod Swoboda and Tom Kerstetter in singles.

East 4, Willmar 3


(1) Mason Bultje, M, def Isaac Yoakum 7-5, 6-2 (2) Dominic Cannella, M, def Drew Corneil 6-2, 6-0 (3) Chris Lui, M, def Jarod Swoboda 6-2,6-2 (4) Kameron Saiki,M, def Manny Obregon,W, 6-3, 6-4


Tate Hovland/Nick Courtney, W, def Griffin Bibbs/BrendanLoayza 6-2,6-2 (2) Tom Kerstetter/Nick Revier, W,def Brandon Sloniker/Liban Hason 6-1, 6-1 (3) Alex Reynolds/Alec Bateman, W,def Josh Ouyang/Cody Shtka 6-4, 6-3