Boys Tennis: Cards blank Hutchinson
HUTCHINSON—The Willmar tennis team had two competitive matches but rolled in the other five and defeated Hutchinson 7-0 on Saturday at the indoor courts at the MeLeod County Fairgrounds.
Will Fischer needed a third set to defeat Hutchinson's Blake Schmidt at No. 1 singles. The Cardinals' No. 3 doubles team of Cole Helfinstine and Ethan Rekedal dropped their first set but won the second in a tiebreaker and won 10-5 in a third pro set.
Willmar's Peyton Fischer (No.2 singles), Hunter Fischer (No. 3) and Ryan Ackerman (No.4) won in straight sets, as did the Cardinals' No. 1 doubles team of Joshua Johannes and Rafael Zelaya and the No. 2 doubles team of Caleb Laurence and Andrew Haugen.
(1) Will Fischer, W, def. Blake Schmidt 7-5 4-6 10-6 (2) Peyton Fischer, W, def. Nik Johnson 6-1 6-1 (3) Hunter Fischer, W, def. Brady Knorr 6-1 6-4 (4) Ryan Ackerman, W, def. KK Starrett 6-4 6-0
(1) Joshua Johannes/Rafael Zelaya, W, def. Jack Jaeger/Alex Hall 6-1 6-1 (2) Caleb Laurence/Andrew Haugen, W, def. Griffin Telecky/Ciavan McGraw 6-1 6-2 (3) Cole Helfinstine/Ethan Rekedal, W, def. Gus Peller/Luke Wollan 5-7 7-6 (7-3) 10-5
Litchfield 5, Mora 2
Litchfield stole a match from Mora Friday afternoon with a 5-2 win at Mora.
Alex Draeger set the tone of the hard-nosed match with a three-set winner over Nick Madison at No. 1 singles, with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-0 victory. Braeden Olson also won a three-set match for the Dragons, defeating Joe Zins 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 at No. 4 singles.
Mora pulled back two wins at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles but couldn't do enough to turn their fortune.
(1) Alex Draeger, L, def Nick Madison 6-4 1-6 6-0 (2) Max Sampson, M, def Payton Prahl 6-2 6-3 (3) Mason Woelfel, L, def Isaac Dubois, 7-5 6-1 (4) Braeden Olson, L, def Joe Zins 6-3 3-6 6-4
(1) Isaac Balmer/Wilson Krueger, M, def Logan Graphenteen/Alex Gruenke 6-4 6-3 (2) Ben Nelson/Tyson Michels, L, def Erik Moe/Cael Sjodin 6-1 6-1 (3) Max Ceasar/Aiden Nelson, L, def James Vork/Madox Balmer 6-3 6-4