Weekend prep roundup: Luverne boys tennis team still unbeaten
DAILY GLOBE MADISON -- Every victory counts, but Saturday's 4-3 win over host Lac Qui Parle Valley may have been the biggest one yet for the Luverne boys tennis team."This was a big win in the section," said head coach Greg Antoine. "It really op...
MADISON - Every victory counts, but Saturday’s 4-3 win over host Lac Qui Parle Valley may have been the biggest one yet for the Luverne boys tennis team.
“This was a big win in the section,” said head coach Greg Antoine. “It really opens the door for a No. 1 seed in the section tournament if we can keep playing this well in the section regular season matches.”
Luverne split the four singles matches and won two of three doubles events Saturday.
Chris Jelken (7-5, 6-0) and Mark Robinson (6-2, 6-1) won in straight sets at the No. 3 and No. 4 singles spots. and the doubles teams of Dalton Schoeneman and Layne Curtis (7-6, 7-5) and Trey Baustian and Isaac Gillette (7-6, 6-2) won at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles, respectively.
Luverne’s No. 1 singles player, Erik Wohnoutka, lost 6-0, 6-2 to Lac qui Parle Valley’s Jess Hansen. And Jacob Jarchow lost 6-4, 6-4 to Eli Weber. The Cardinals’ Cade VerSteeg and Tanner Baustian lost 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles.
Jackson County Central won twice against host Pipestone Area in a matchup of two of the finer Big South Conference teams. Scores were 7-5 and 3-2.
JCC scored three times in the top of the seventh inning in the first game to break out from a 4-4 tie. Darrius Johnson and Keegan Klontz split the mound action for JCC. Chris Gumto had two hits for the winners and Mitchell Bobendrier had two for PA.
In the second game, JCC scored single runs in the bottom of the seventh and eighth innings to overcome a 2-1 deficit. Gumto pitched five innings for JCC and Klontz pitched three frames of hitless ball, striking out five.
JCC produced just four hits against Pipestone Area pitchers Austin Moeller and Mitchel Carson. Blake Wolters had two of the Arrows’ five hits.
--- Lefty Brady Haberman completed six innings, striking out eight and walking just three, to lead Heron Lake-Okabena to a 10-5 win over visiting Mountain Lake Area.
Ethan Becker went 3-for-4 and Austin Heitbrink 2-for-4 for the Wildcats, now 2-6 on the season.
Mountain Lake Area clipped visiting Windom Area 4-3 to improve to 7-1 on the season. a home run by Merideth Suess - her second home run in as many days - in the third inning put the Wolverines up for good.
Signey Stoesz went the distance on the pitcher’s rubber, upping her personal record to 6-1.
Windom Area lost despite collecting 10 hits to Mountain Lake Area’s four. Teresa Deutchman had three of them while Sydney Erickson and Jordyn Alm each had two.
One of Erickson’s hits was a homer.
--- Jackson County Central outslugged Maple River 13-10 Saturday in the Mankato East Tournament. Elyse Johnson had three hits and drove in four runs.
Sydney Nyborg, Abagail Turner and Blaney Johnson each had two hits for the Huskies. Johnson pitched six innings and was the winning pitcher.