Boys tennis: St. James Area beats Worthington 6-1
DAILY GLOBE WORTHINGTON -- Several matches were close, but six of them went to St. James Area in a 6-1 boys tennis result against the Worthington Trojans.Worthington's only victory came at No. 2 singles where freshman Blaine Doeden swept the Sain...
WORTHINGTON - Several matches were close, but six of them went to St. James Area in a 6-1 boys tennis result against the Worthington Trojans.
Worthington’s only victory came at No. 2 singles where freshman Blaine Doeden swept the Saints’ Aaron Pluym 6-3, 6-3.
“He played a great match,” said WHS head coach Mike Marquardt. “I bet that’s the best passing shot game he’s ever had. And then his serving. And his mental game. When he didn’t get the point, he put it aside and went on to the next one.”
In the other singles matches, St. James’ Sandin Skow beat Bryan Doeden 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1, Michael Coleman clipped Kyle Janssen 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 at No. 3 and Lucas Doll beat Sully Merrigan 6-3, 6-0 at No. 4.
In doubles, Cameron Giese and Brandon Johnson beat the Trojans’ Sebastian Licea and Gage Langerud 6-3, 6-4 at No. 1. Brandon Hjelmer and Daniel Coleman won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2. And Zach Piper and Kyler Johnson won 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 at No. 3.
“I would have liked to see better consistency with our first serve,” Marquardt said of the team’s overall effort. “And our ground stroke play just seemed like it wasn’t as sharp as it had been. They weren’t getting into the rhythm.”
Luverne 4, O’Gorman 3
LUVERNE - The Luverne Cardinals moved to 11-0 overall with a 4-3 win over Sioux Falls O’Gorman.
Luverne won at No. 3 singles with Chris Jelken and at No. 4 singles with Mark Robinson.
Robinson won a third set tiebreaker.
The Cards’ No. 2 doubles team of Cade VerSteeg and Tanner Baustian and the No. 3 doubles team of Trey Baustian and Isaac Gillette were victorious.
Each winning LHS entry won in straight sets.
The Cardinals’ Erik Wohnoutka lost 7-5, 6-2 to Aidan Nguyen at No. 1 singles. And the Cards’ No. 2 singles entry, Jacob Jarchow, was beaten 6-3, 6-1 by O’Gorman’s Andris Kraloric.