Prep Tennis: Mankato West ousts Willmar
MANKATO -- Mankato West handed the Cardinals a 7-0 loss in Thursday's Section 2AA semifinal and ended team competition for the Willmar boys' tennis team.
The No. 2-seeded Scarlets dominated competition, only allowing one of the seven matches to reach a third set. Willmar's Evan Armstrong forced a third set by winning the first set of his 4-singles match.
In the remaining matches, the Cardinals were beaten in straight sets.
Besides Armstrong, Matt Horning and Aaron Sagedahl were the closest to winning a team point for Willmar. They won seven games in two sets of their 1-doubles match before succumbing to Hannan Meir and Alex Dutcher of Mankato West.
The loss ends the team portion of the Cardinals' season with a 10-9 record.
Willmar will compete in 2AA individual competition on May 23 at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.
Mankato West 7, Willmar 0
(1) James Lager, Man, def. Jim Neis 6-0, 6-1 (2) Asteway Adams, Man, def. Trent Fader 6-1, 6-4 (3) Alex Kim, Man, def. Mitch Fader 6-0, 6-1 (4) Mitch Roberts, Man, def. Evan Armstrong 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
(1) Hannan Meir-Alex Dutcher, Man, def. Matt Horning-Aaron Sagedahl 6-4, 6-3 (2) Matt McGregor-Tyler Nibbe, Man, def. Landon Peterson-Chris Van Doren 6-1, 6-1 (3) Chris Telemontez-Karl Peterson, Man, def. Ryan Sheehan-Mark Dunham 6-1, 6-3