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Boys tennis: SC Tech blanks Cardinals

WILLMAR — The Willmar boys tennis team ran into a stout Central Lakes Conference opponent and fell 7-0 to St. Cloud Tech on Wednesday at the Willmar High School courts.

The Tigers won all seven matches in straight sets.

“We knew this would be an uphill battle,” said Cardinals head coach Jim Anderson. “Tech is a very strong program built on sound mechanics and strategies.”

While the Cardinals struggled, it probably will be for good in the future, Anderson said.

“This was a positive match for our team understanding of the path and hard work we need to put in to be a competitive team in a strong Central Lakes Conference.”

The Cards are scheduled to play a doubleheader today against St. Cloud Apollo and Sartell.

St. Cloud Tech 7,

Willmar 0


(1) Riley Bates, T, def. Preston Peterson 6-0 6-0 (2) Chris Mavetz, T, def. Drew Corneil 6-3 6-0 (3) Riley Peterson, T, def. Issac Yoakum 7-5 6-2 (4) Jay Kidrowski, T, def. Jarod Swoboda 7-5 6-1


(1) Wyatt Pauley/Luke Zwiener, T, def. Tate Hovland/Tom Nilles-Melchert 6-3 6-2 (2) Brady Roden/Andy Foley, T, def. Nick Courtney/Jaden Wright 6-0 6-0 (3) Luke Conboy/Michael Kline, T, def. Alex Reynolds.Tom Kerstetter 6-0 6-0