WHS BOYS' TENINS: LHS moves to 7-0 with 6-1 win over WHSLUVERNE — The Worthington boys’ tennis team picked up its first loss of the season when it fell to Luverne 6-1 on Tuesday.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
LUVERNE — The Worthington boys’ tennis team picked up its first loss of the season when it fell to Luverne 6-1 on Tuesday.
At No. 1 singles Luverne’s Joey Vajgrt defeated Dan Wetering 6-4, 6-4. At No. 2 singles, Luverne’s Dustin Deutsch defeated Carter Lindner 6-1, 6-1. At No. 3 singles Jonny Vajgrt defeated Andrew Johnson 6-4, 6-3. And at No. 4 singles Luverne’s Andrew Jelken defeated Lance Homan 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Worthington’s one win came at No. 1 doubles when Jonah Oberloh and Matt Sorenson defeated Scott Nelson and Blake Ziegler 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 6-2.
At No. 2 doubles, Luverne’s Ethan Johnson and Nathan Stensland-Bos defeated Ben Doeden and Dillon Pedersen 6-1, 6-2 and at No. 3 doubles, Luverne’s Matt Arends and Zach Gillette defeated AJ Hayenga and Travis Vuong 6-1, 6-2.
“Luverne has a complete team,” WHS coach Mike Marquardt said. “They have depth and experienced players. It was a tough loss, but it showed us the areas that we need to work on.
“We’re looking forward to playing them again.”
Worthington dropped to 3-1 on the season with the loss. The Trojans’ next match is Monday against MACCRAY.
Luverne improved to 7-0 on the season. The Cardinals’ next match is Thursday against Pipestone and Yellow Medicine East.
“There were some really good points played out in the matches today,” Luverne coach Greg Antoine said. “Our experience paid off today. Worthington is a good team, but I think our experience really showed in a lot of matches.”