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WHS tennis team sweeps singles, beats PA 4-3

Showing that they can more than hold their own in singles, the Worthington Trojans boys tennis squad won three of four singles matches Thursday at the middle school courts en route to a 4-3 triumph over Big South Conference opponent Pipestone Area.

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Worthington Trojans Alec Langerud returns a volley with Pipestone Arrows Tony Wacker in number one singles Thursday late afternoon 04 15 21. (Tim Middagh/The Globe)

WORTHINGTON -- Showing that they can more than hold their own in singles, the Worthington Trojans boys tennis squad won three of four singles matches Thursday at the middle school courts en route to a 4-3 triumph over Big South Conference opponent Pipestone Area.

In their only other dual meet of the season thus far, the Trojans were beaten 4-3 by Fairmont, winning all three doubles outings but dropping all four singles showdowns.

On Thursday, things were different. No. 1 singles entry Alec Langerud, who did not compete against Fairmont, showed impressive staying power in defeating Pipestone Area’s Tony Wacker 4-6, 6-3, 6-0. At No. 2 singles, Worthington’s Ben Schrieber played well in the clutch to win 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) over the Arrows’ Ryan Woodbury.

Pipestone Area’s Will Rops topped the Trojans’ Ian Barber 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 at No. 3 singles. But at No. 4, Worthington’s Kevin Le won 6-0, 6-2 over Pipestone’s Lucas Zupp.

Pipestone Area won at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. At one, Cole Paulson and Issac Stilas teamed up for a 6-2, 6-1 triumph over Devin Kaddee and Jacob Ahrenstorff, and at two, Jaden Lorang and Owen Minet defeated the Trojans’ Tyson Henkels and Quentin Burns 6-2, 6-4.

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Worthington’s doubles win came at the No. 3 spot where Matthew Becker and Levi Kuhl topped the Arrows’ Chase Wilson and Cody Norberg 6-1, 6-1.

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Worthington Trojans Devin Kaddee (middle) court looks back to see Jake Ahrenstorff as he returns the ball to Pipestone Arrows number one doubles team members Isaac Stiles (in back left) and Cole Paulson during Thursday afternoon play 04 15 21. (Tim Middagh/The Globe)

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