Boys Tennis: Willmar advances in 2AA-South
WILLMAR -- Despite having a revamped lineup due to an injury, the Willmar Cardinals advanced in the Section 2AA-South meet Tuesday with a 5-2 win over New Prague.
Willmar's No. 2 singles player, Jackson Burton, is out for the season with a chest injury.
"We moved David Skonard up from 4-singles to 3-singles and he won in straight sets," said Willmar coach Loren Holter. "I was impressed with that."
Willmar also inserted Isaac Yoakum, a JV player, at 4-singles and he, too, won in straight sets.
Willmar also swept doubles with Mitch Fader-Marty Larson prevailing at the No. 1 spot, Landon Peterson-Shane Christensen winning in three sets at 2-doubles, and Sam Murphy-Austen Hilding winnng at 3-double.
Willmar will now face top-seeded Hutchinson, which received a first-round bye, at 4 p.m. Thursday in Hutchinson.
Willmar 5, New Prague 2
(1) Kam Manthe, NP, def. Preston Peterson 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 (2) Kyle Schevalier, NP, def. Jimmy Unger 6-1, 6-0 (3) David Skonard, Wil, def. Aaron Hendrickson 6-2, 6-4 (4) Isaac Yoakum, Wil, def. Mac Musberg 6-0, 7-5
(1) Mitch Fader-Marty Larson, Wil, def. Mason Johnson-Andy Roach 6-4, 6-2 (2) Landon Peterson-Shane Christensen, Wil, def. Nate McNabb-Joe Hatch 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 (3) Sam Murphy-Austen Hilding, Wil, def. David Lim-Billy Sonnek 6-3, 6-2