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State Class A tennis: Luverne falls 4-3 to St. Peter in consolation championship

MINNEAPOLIS -- Very little separated the Luverne Cardinals from the 2018 Minnesota state Class A boys tennis field. In the consolation team championship on Wednesday, the Cards lost to St. Peter 4-3. On Tuesday, they played two more 4-3 contests,...

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Very little separated the Luverne Cardinals from the 2018 Minnesota state Class A boys tennis field.

In the consolation team championship on Wednesday, the Cards lost to St. Peter 4-3. On Tuesday, they played two more 4-3 contests, losing to Thief River Falls and beating Mounds Park Academy.

Against St. Peter, Luverne went 2-2 in singles action and 1-2 in doubles. Some matches were very tight -- especially at No. 3 doubles.

Third singles player Jim Erickson defeated St. Peter's Will Miller 1-6, 7-5, 10-7. Fourth singles player Trey Baustian was a 6-4, 6-0 winner over Bailey More. St. Peter won at No. 1 singles with Drew Elofson taking down Mark Robinson 6-2, 6-1, and at second singles player Rafat Solaiman beat Luverne's Cade VerSteeg 6-1, 6-0.

Luverne got a win at No. 1 doubles with Luke Jarchow and Matt Jelken, who bested the Saints' Casey Osborne and Liam Dixon 7-6, 6-3. The Saints won behind Matthew Pettis and Ken Ringler over Cole Stoltenberg and Ethan Thorson 6-2, 6-1 at second doubles, and with Hunter Braun and Leif Annexstad over Matt Sehr and Tyler Flick 7-5, 6-7, 10-8 at third doubles.

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This season marked the ninth consecutive state tournament appearance for Luverne.

 

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