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Boys tennis roundup: Willmar finishes 0-2 at Becker

Prep boys tennis report for Friday, May 13, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Cardinals lose tight one to Moorhead, 4-3; take 7-0 loss to host Bulldogs

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BECKER — Daunte Castellano earned his first varsity win for the Willmar boys tennis team in its 4-3 non-conference loss to Moorhead on Friday.

Castellano, a sophomore, beat the Spuds’ Ben Haveldine 6-1, 6-1.

“He did well,” Willmar head coach Forrest Rice said. “He normally doesn’t play too much varsity and got a really good score, too.”

Willmar plays Tuesday in Alexandria.

Moorhead 4, Willmar 3

Singles
(1) Oscar Bergeson, M, def. David Thaden 6-2, 6-1 … (2) Brody Hinsen, M, def. Josh Jensen 6-1, 6-1 … (3) Jinu Lee, M, def. Mateo Engan 6-4, 2-6, 10-5 … (4) Daunte Castellano, W, def. Ben Haveldine 6-1, 6-1
Doubles
(1) Adam Pettys/Isidro Lopez, M, def. Jorge Zelaya-Velasquez/Andrew Ziebarth 6-4, 6-2 … (2) Ryan Newberg/Gabe LaRue, W, def. Caden Filipe/Si Kjos 6-2, 6-1 … (3) Aaron Marthaler/Brandon Escalon-Valadares, W, def. Elliott Lien/Kerton Elmdson 6-1, 6-4

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Becker 7, Willmar 0

Becker made quick work of Willmar in the non-conference victory at Becker.

Singles
(1) Zach Bengtson, B, def. Josh Jensen 6-0, 6-0 … (2) Ryan Bengtson, B, def. Mateo Engan 6-0, 6-0 … (3) Landon Peterson, B, def. Daunte Castellano 6-0, 6-0 … (4) Troy Nuest, B, def. Jared Barerra 6-0, 6-0
Doubles
(1) Luke Bordson/Eli Scheideman, B, def. Jorge Zelaya-Velasquez/Andrew Ziebarth  6-0, 6-0 … (2) Nick Gruber/Sawyer Brown, B, Ryan Newberg/Gabe LaRue 6-1, 6-0 … (3) Erik Baker/Adler Herdina, B, def. Aaron Marthaler/Brandon Escalon-Valadares 6-1, 6-0

Litchfield 5, Foley 2

Litchfield earned victories from Alex Draeger, Mason Woelfel and Garrison Jackman in singles and also won at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles to hold off Foley at Litchfield.

The Dragons’ No. 3 doubles victory was close. Gray Nelson and Josh Blomberg beat Weston Harris and Max Chmielewski 7-5, 4-6, 10-4.

Litchfield also almost won at No. 1 doubles. Braden Olson and Tyler Pennertz fell to the Falcons’ Carter Thell and Gavin Gross 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (6).

Singles
(1) Alex Draeger, L, def Riley Erkens 6-1 6-0 … (2) Mason Woelfel, L, def Wyatt Harris 6-1 6-1 … (3) Garrison Jackman, L, def Colton Rothfork 6-1 6-1 … (4) Jonah Wendt, F, def Nathan Wuotila 6-2 7-5
Doubles
(1) Carter Thell/Gavin Gross, F, def Braden Olson/Tyler Pennertz 6-1 3-6 7-6 (6) … (2) Brady Cannon/Eli Schacherer, L, def Ben Hutchins/Isaac Milejczak 6-3 6-2 … (3) Gray Nelson/Josh Blomberg, L, def Weston Harris/Max Chmielewski 7-5 4-6 10-4

YME 5, Osakis 2

Yellow Medicine East picked up a big road win at Osakis.

The Sting earned victories at Nos. 2-4 singles and Nos. 2-3 doubles.

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Osakis’ Isaac Maddock, a junior who is ranked 10th in the state in Class A, beat YME’s Ean Clarke 6-1, 6-2.

Jackson Torgerson, Ryan Syring and Derrick Lien all won at Nos. 2-4 singles for the Sting.

“The boys played well,” YME head coach Jeff Lalim said.

YME (6-5) plays Tuesday at Redwood Valley.

Singles
(1) Isaac Maddock, O, def. Ean Clarke 6-1, 6-2 … (2) Jackson Torgerson, YME, def. Bryce Moen 6-2, 6-2 … (3) Ryan Syring, YME, def. Tyler Stier 6-2, 6-1 … (4) Derrick Lien, YME, def. Micha Moore 6-2, 6-0
Doubles
(1) Connor Galbranson/Marcus Wolf, O, def. Austin Canatsey/Isaac Olevson 6-1, 6-4 … (2) Karter Canatsey/Ryan Brouwer, YME, def. Michael Laumeyer/Preston Steinert 6-0, 6-1 … (3) Mason Rhode/Liam Hadfield, YME, won by forfeit, 2-0, 2-0

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