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Section 3A tennis: Luverne's Jelken, Curtis, Schoeneman win titles

REDWOOD FALLS -- The Luverne tennis team just keeps raking in the hardware.On Tuesday in Redwood Falls, Luverne's Chris Jelken won the Section 3A boys tennis individual section championship, while teammates Layne Curtis and Dalton Schoeneman won ...

REDWOOD FALLS -- The Luverne tennis team just keeps raking in the hardware.
On Tuesday in Redwood Falls, Luverne’s Chris Jelken won the Section 3A boys tennis individual section championship, while teammates Layne Curtis and Dalton Schoeneman won the doubles championship and will advance to the state individual tournament. The wins come after the Cardinals won the Section 3A team championship and qualified for state.
Jelken defeated Lac qui Parle Valley’s Eli Weber 6-1, 6-4 in the semifinal and Montevideo’s Riley Emery 6-4, 6-2 in the final.
“Chris played his aggressive style of play and followed many of his shots to the net,” Luverne head coach Greg Antoine said. “He forces his opponents to make a great shot or else lose the point. It worked in both matches today.”
Curtis and Schoeneman defeated LQPV’s Trevor Sigdahl and Cody McKesson 6-4, 6-2 in the semifinal and Montevideo’s Noah Stoeckman and Brandon Johnson 6-3, 6-1 in the final.
“Dalton and Layne have played together for two years now and really work together as a team,” Antoine said. “When one player is out of position, the other will cover and vice-versa. They both have nice serves which sets up their partners to finish a quick point on a weak return. They really scrambled well today when their opponents gained the advantage.”
The Cardinals will compete at the Minnesota state tournament as a team on June 6-7 in Minneapolis, and Jelken, Curtis, and Shoeneman will compete individually on June 8-9.

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