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Tennis: Becker ends Alexandria's team season

The Cardinals host the individual subsection tournament on May 24 starting at 10 a.m.

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ST. CLOUD — The Alexandria boys tennis program had its team season come to an end on May 20 in the second round of the Section 8AA Tournament as Becker took a 6-1 match from the Cardinals in St. Cloud.

It was the second time these two teams met this spring, and the Bulldogs won each match by that same score. Becker won the first three matches off the courts on Friday before Alexandria’s third doubles team of Ryker Bosek and Niklas Cook earned a three-set win.

“Brennan Lattimer was up 4-3 in the second set (at third singles), before his opponent went on a three-game run to close out the set 6-4 and clinch Becker's fourth team point,” Alexandria head coach Nick Jansen said. “Shortly after, Pieter Mulder and Owen Gilbertson dropped their match in a close (7-5) second set. Cole Haabala was the last on at first singles. He lost his match in a third set super tiebreaker. The Cardinals had opportunities at a few spots, but Becker's depth at all seven spots proved to be too much.”

Alexandria will turn its attention to hosting the subsection singles tournament on May 24 beginning at 10 a.m. Cole Haabala and Blake Svee are competing in the singles tournament for Alexandria. Pieter Mulder and Owen Gilbertson and Ryan Meuwissen and Brennan Lattimer will play in the doubles tournament.

BECKER 6, ALEXANDRIA 1

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SINGLES - No. 1 - Zach Bengtson (B) def. Cole Haabala, 6-2, 3-6, 10-3; No. 2 - Ryan Bengtson (B) def. Blake Svee, 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 - Landon Peterson (B) def. Brennan Lattimer, 6-2, 6-4; No. 4 - Troy Nuest (B) def. Owen Godfrey, 6-4, 6-1

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Eli Scheideman/Luke Bordson (B) def. Pieter Mulder/Owen Gilbertson, 6-4, 7-5; No. 2 - Sawyer Brown/Nick Gruber (B) def. Ryan Meuwissen/Chase Thompson, 6-2, 6-0; No. 3 - Ryker Bosek/Niklas Cook (A) def. Erik Baker/Adler Herdina, 6-4, 2-6, 10-8

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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