Alexandria cruises to 5-0 with win at Willmar

The Cardinals did not drop a set in taking a 7-0 match from Willmar.

Alexandria's Landon Schabel gets to a return against Minnewaska on April 15, 2021. Schabel got a 6-0, 6-3 win at third singles on Tuesday against Willmar to help the Cardinals to a 7-0 win that moved their record to 5-0. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

The Alexandria tennis team pushed its unbeaten streak to five matches to start this season by breezing past Willmar in a road contest on Tuesday.

Alexandria won 7-0 and took every match in straight sets. Jacob Partington, Gannon Lueck, Landon Schabel and Aaron Jost swept the singles lineup.

Andrew Wegner and Pieter Mulder again set the tone at first doubles with a 6-0, 6-0 win. Dylan Nelson and Owen Gilbertson followed suit with a win at second doubles, and Tyler Jabas and Brennan Parker won at third doubles.
“Our guys dominated play from start to finish,” head coach Dave Ronning said “Brennan Parker moved into third doubles with Tyler Jabas and they surrendered just one game. Willmar is a very young team with no seniors on the roster, but our guys did go out and play well. Things get tougher as St. Cloud Tech comes to town Thursday for a dual meet.”


SINGLES - No. 1 - Jacob Partington (A) def. Jorge Zelaya Velasquez, 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 - Gannon Lueck (A) def. Andrew Ziebarth, 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 - Landon Schabel (A) def. Alan Millan, 6-3, 6-0; No. 4 - Aaron Jost (A) def. Jordy Contrevad, 6-1, 6-2; EXHIBITION - Garrett Moore (A) def. Jonathan Kelpe, 6-0, 6-2


DOUBLES - No. 1 - Andrew Wegner/Pieter Mulder (A) def. David Thaden/Mateo Engan, 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 - Dylan Nelson/Owen Gilbertson (A) def. Joshua Jensen/Isaac Zelaya Velasquez, 6-1, 6-1; No. 3 - Tyler Jabas/Brennan Parker (A) def. Mathew Johnson/Daunte Castellano, 6-0, 6-1

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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