Osakis' first season back ends against top-seeded Thief River Falls in 8A Tournament opener

Seniors Logan Grove and Jacob Uhl lauded for helping get the Osakis boys tennis program back up and running.

Osakis senior Jacob Uhl rushes the net during a match against Minnewaska on May 11, 2021. Uhl and Logan Grove were the two seniors for the Silverstreaks in Osakis' first season having boys tennis since the early 1990s. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

The Osakis boys tennis team (2-12) finished off its first season back since the early 1990s by having to play top-seeded Thief River Falls in the Section 8A tournament opener on May 24.

The state-ranked Prowlers were too much as they ended the Silverstreaks’ season in a 6-1 final. Osakis’ lone win came from Isaac Maddock at No. 1 singles where the sophomore beat Camden Broadwell 3-6, 6-1, 10-7. Logan Grove and Jacob Uhl also pushed Isaiah Villarreal and Rhett Janish at first doubles before falling 7-5, 6-1.

“All of our guys really competed well in their first section tournament,” Osakis coach Ryan Maddock said. “We were definitely underdogs. I thought all of our team really made good improvements as tennis players this year.”

The Silverstreaks hope to build on that going into next spring.


Logan Grove

“We are really happy to get the program up and running and hope to see increased participation numbers in the future,” coach Maddock said. “We will really miss our two seniors Logan Grove and Jacob Uhl. They are tremendous people and will do great things in the future. We are really happy that they took the time to help us get this program up and running. They will be missed.”


SINGLES - No. 1 - Isaac Maddock (O) def. Camden Broadwell, 3-6, 6-1, 10-7; No. 2 - Jack Onkka (TRF) def. Bryce Moen, 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 - Dylan Hahn (TRF) def. Jacob Taplin, 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 - Reece Janish (TRF) won by forfeit

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Isaiah Villarreal/Rhett Janish (TRF) def. Logan Grove/Jacob Uhl, 7-5, 6-1; No. 2 - Jett Cornelius/Geran Gonsorowski (TRF) def. Marcus Wolf/Connor Gulbranson, 6-2, 6-2; No. 3 - JJ Cornelius/Spencer Hempel (TRF) 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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