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Boys tennis roundup: Litchfield's singles rule the day in win over St. Cloud Crush

Prep boys tennis report for Monday, April 11, 2022, in west central Minnesota.

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LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield boys tennis team earned a 5-2 non-conference win over the St. Cloud Tech/Apollo Crush on Monday.

Litchfield swept the singles and won at No. 1 doubles. Many of the victories were close. At No. 1, the Dragons’ Alex Draeger beat Michael Plombon 7-5, 2-6, 6-3. At No. 3, Litchfield’s Garrison Jackman defeated Jonah Atkinson 2-6, 6-2, 6-1. At No. 4, the Dragons’ Nathan Wuotila beat Charles Simon 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (2).

Litchfield 5, St. Cloud 2

Singles
(1) Alex Draeger, L, def. Michael Plombon 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 … (2) Mason Woelfel, L, def. Gavin Fenstad 6-2, 6-2 … (3) Garrison Jackman, L, def. Jonah Atkinson 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 … (4) Nathan Wuotila, L, def. Charles Simon 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (2).
Doubles
(1) Braeden Olson/Tyler Pennertz, L, def. Josh Vogel/Zach Stang 6-2, 6-3 … (2) Jacob Vogel/Ben Eiynk, SC, def. Brady Cannon/Eli Schacherer 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 … (3) Colin Cai/Curran Zak, SC, Angel/Medina/Gray Nelson 7-6, 6-4.

Foley 5, NLS 2

Foley won the non-conference matchup over New London-Spicer at Foley.

“The boys did their best, but Foley was simply more consistent,” NLS head coach Chad Schmiesing said. “It was apparent they have had more practice time. That is the advantage of having a field house. We are hoping for better weather so that we can get some practice time.”

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The Wildcats’ victories came at Nos. 1 and 2 singles. Kenneth Schmiesing beat Foley’s Riley Erkens 6-4, 6-4. And at No. 2, Jack Barney rallied to beat the Falcons’ Wyatt Harris, 4-6, 6-1 (10-6).

“Jack Barney had a great comeback win at 2 singles,” Chad Schmiesing said. “Kenneth Schmiesing was steady and outworked his opponent.”

Singles
(1) Kenneth Schmiesing, NLS, def. Riley Erkens 6-4, 6-4 … (2) Jack Barney, NLS, def. Wyatt Harris 4-6, 6-1 (10-6) … (3) Colton Rothfork, F, def. Jowell Gamez 6-3, 6-1 … (4) Jonah Wendt, F, def. Andres Rojas 6-0, 6-0
Doubles
(1) Carter Thell/Gavin Gross, F, def. Jack Noeldner/Matt Monson 6-2, 6-2 … (2) Isaac Milejczak/Weston Harris, F, def. Adam Klaphake/Josh Soto 6-1, 6-1 … (3) Ben Hutchins/jack Erkens, F, def. Sam Gamez/Joe Brouwer 6-2, 6-1.

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