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State tennis: Luverne falls twice in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Luverne boys tennis team lost twice at the Minnesota state tennis tournament on Monday at the Reed-Sweatt family Tennis Center in Minneapolis and saw its season come to an end.

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Luverne boys tennis team lost twice at the Minnesota state tennis tournament on Monday at the Reed-Sweatt family Tennis Center in Minneapolis and saw its season come to an end.

The Cardinals fell to Virginia 5-2 in the first round, and later in the day lost to Litchfield 5-2 in consolation bracket play.

Luverne’s two wins in the first match came at No. 1 doubles and No. 3 doubles where Layne Curtis and Dalton Schoeneman defeated Caleb Bialke and Ryan Scherf 6-3, 6-2 and Trey Baustian and Luke Jarcho defeated Joe Hafdahl and Bill Keute 6-3, 6-0.

Virginia’s Jake Seitz defeated Chris Jelken 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Connor Croft defeated Mark Robinson 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2 singles. Ethan Youso defeated Cade VerSteeg 6-3, 6-3 at No. 3 singles. Josh Berlin defeated Matt Jelken 6-1, 7-5 at No. 4 singles. And John Marcella and Nathan Fink defeated Jim Erickson and Isaac Gillette 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles.

Against Litchfield, Luverne’s success again came in doubles where Curtis and Schoeneman defeated Jon Madsen and Zach Kaizer 6-1, 7-6(4) at No. 1 doubles, and Erickson and Gillette defeated Cody Lendt and Andrew Fisher 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles. Litchfield swept the rest.

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Josh Prahl defeated Chris Jelken 7-6(4), 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Trevor Meyer defeated Robinson 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Jordan Green defeated VerSteeg 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 singles. Matthew Wedin defeated Matt Jelken 6-3, 6-2 at No. 4 singles. And Griffin Kinny and Payton Prahl defeated Baustian and Jarcho 6-4, 5-7, 10-7.

Curtis and Schoeneman will compete in the doubles tournament beginning Thursday, and will face Leland Salter and Luke Coelho in the first round.

Chris Jelken will get another shot at Seitz in the first round of the individual tournament at 8 a.m. on Thursday.

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