Alexandria shifts around its lineup on the way to 11-0

The Cardinals got all six of their wins in straight sets as they rolled to 11-0.

Alexandria's Ryan Meuwissen puts down a shot at the net against Minnewaska on April 15, 2021. Meuwissen won in straight sets at No. 4 singles on May 3 to help the Cardinals to 11-0 with a 6-1 win over St. Cloud Apollo. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

The Alexandria boys tennis team used a second straight match against St. Cloud Apollo to get some of their junior varsity players experience in a varsity match and move other guys around to different spots in the lineup.

The Cardinals rolled over Apollo 7-0 on April 30 and won again on Monday in a 6-1 final. It moved Alexandria to 11-0 overall and 8-0 in the Central Lakes Conference.

Landon Schabel, Owen Gilbertson, Andrew Wegner and Ryan Meuwissen all won in straight sets in the singles lineup.
“Colton Schabel and Garrett Moore moved into second doubles to play their first varsity match,” Alexandria head coach Dave Ronning said. “They had no problems winning, and just surrendered three games.”

Tyler Jabas and Brennen Lattimer won by forfeit at third doubles. Apollo won its lone match at first doubles in three sets.



SINGLES - No. 1 - Landon Schabel (A) def. AJ Stang, 6-1, 6-1; No. 2 - Owen Gilbertson (A) def. Braedyn Leeb, 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 - Andrew Wegner (A) def. Cole Sowada, 6-2, 6-1; No. 4 - Ryan Meuwissen (A) def. Galaan Omar, 6-4, 6-4

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Zach Stang/Tiernan Atteberry (AP) def. Dylan Nelson/Brennan Parker, 3-6, 7-6 (4), (10-7); No. 2 - Colton Schabel/Garrett Moore (A) def. Kody Duffy/Kain Swenson, 6-0, 6-3.; No. 3 - Tyler Jabas/Brennen Lattimer (A) won by forfeit

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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