Trojans, Cardinals sweep non-conference foes (tennis wrap-up)GRANITE FALLS — Playing their most consistent match of the season, the Worthington Trojans claimed a 7-0 sweep of host Yellow Medicine East Monday afternoon in a non-conference boys’ tennis match. “We played a very consistent match,” Worthington head coach Mike Marquardt said. “Because of our consistency, we were able to set up our shots and finish them well.”
GRANITE FALLS — Playing their most consistent match of the season, the Worthington Trojans claimed a 7-0 sweep of host Yellow Medicine East Monday afternoon in a non-conference boys’ tennis match.
“We played a very consistent match,” Worthington head coach Mike Marquardt said. “Because of our consistency, we were able to set up our shots and finish them well.”
WHS’s Danny Penaredondo lost just one game against Scott Wilson and captured a straight-set, 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 1 singles. Alex Stewart followed suit at No. 2 singles, beating Taylor Listul, 6-0, 6-2.
The Trojans'’ John Shepherd had a tough three-set match against YME’s David Eckhardt, but won out in the end, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-2, for a No. 3 singles win. Nezir Barden completed the singles sweep for the Trojans with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over YME’s Cameron Zens at No. 4 singles.
At. No. 1 doubles, the Trojans, met their stiffest competition, as YME’s Seth Smiglewski and Stan Benson won five games against WHS’s Tim Roos and Adam Vosburgh. But the Trojan tandem stood tall in the end, winning a 6-3, 6-2 decision.
Mitchell Benson and Taylor Weiner (pictured right) cruised past YME’s Tyler Kohowski and Travis Reznechek, 6-0, 6-1, at No.2 doubles, while Dayton Williamson and David Sorenson completed the team sweep with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Jordan Iverson and James Wallace at No. 3 doubles.
The Trojans visit Blue Earth on Thursday and Redwood Valley on Friday.
Luverne 7, Vermillion 0
LUVERNE — The Cardinals lost only five games all day as Luverne made a clean sweep of Vermillion, S.D. Monday.
At No. 1 singles, Sebastian Sousa Soares defeated Jordon Robinson 6-0, 6-1.
At No. 2 Diego Federsffield defeated Michael Walker 6-0, 6-0.
Weston Sawtelle defeated Wes McBride 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3, while Erik Stegemann defeated Steven Deal at no. 4, 6-2, 6-0.
In doubles competition, the Cardinal combination of Matt Kreuch and Zach Sanderson defeated Dominick Jones and AJ Walker, 6-2, 6-0.
Jamie Vicker and Austin Lee defeated Dylon Schieder and David Day 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles, while Joel Wohnoutka and Michael Graff defeated Tyler Osbourne and Bryant Yang 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 doubles.
“They were a very young team and quite inexperienced,” Luverne head coach Greg Antoine said. “They play a tough schedule in the fact that they play all the Sioux City and Sioux Falls teams.
Our depth and experience really showed today in every match we played,” Antoine continued. “Sometimes it is the matches that you really should win that are the hardest to play.”
Luverne (8-3) will travel to Fairmont Thursday.