Another day, another sweep for Alexandria on the way to 12-0

Blake Svee entered the lineup for the first time this season at third doubles and helped the Cardinals to a sweep of Sartell.

Alexandria's Dylan Nelson gets to the net for a return against St. Cloud Apollo on April 30, 2021. Nelson joined up with Owen Gilbertson at second doubles against Sartell on May 4 to win 6-2, 6-1 in the Cardinals' sweep over the Sabres. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

The Alexandria boys tennis team followed up its 6-1 win over St. Cloud Apollo on Monday by breezing past Sartell in a 7-0 sweep a day later.

Jacob Partington, Gannon Lueck, Landon Schabel and Aaron Jost all returned to their spots in the singles lineup and combined to drop just five games in straight-set wins against the Sabres.

Pieter Mulder and Andrew Wegner were back together at first doubles where they won a 6-4, 6-0 final. Dylan Nelson and Owen Gilbertson added a straight-set win at second doubles, and Cole Haabala and Blake Svee dropped just five games in a win at third doubles.

“Blake Svee jumped into the lineup for the first time this season, and our team is showing more versatility,” Alexandria head coach Dave Ronning said. “The Sartell players at all three doubles spots competed hard and gave our guys some challenging games. Sartell's doubles teams were very aggressive and kept putting pressure on our teams, but in the end, the smart play of our guys paid off and everyone prevailed in straight sets.”
Alexandria is 12-0 after the two early-week wins in the Central Lakes Conference.



SINGLES - No. 1 - Jacob Partington (A) def. Tyler Braegelmann, 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 - Gannon Lueck (A) def. Sebastian Lau, 6-0, 6-1; No. 3 - Landon Schabel (A) def. Mark Amundson, 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 - Aaron Jost (A) def. Jaden Otto, 6-3, 6-1

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Pieter Mulder/Andrew Wegner (A) def. Clayton Fuller/Zak Farley, 6-4, 6-0; No. 2 - Dylan Nelson/Owen Gilbertson (A) def. Konnor Warzecha/Aidan Woods, 6-2, 6-1; No. 3 - Cole Haabala/Blake Svee (A) def. Bailey Woods/Grant Clark, 6-1, 6-4

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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