Tennis: Cardinals recognize a 15-win season
Five players grab team honors.
ALEXANDRIA — In Nick Jansen’s first season as the head coach of the Alexandria boys tennis program, the Cardinals finished with a winning record of 15-10 and recently handed out awards for the spring season.
The Cardinals had two doubles teams advance to the second day of the Section 8AAA Tournament, led by Pieter Mulder and Owen Gilbertson’s third place finish. Brennan Lattimer and Ryan Meuwissen also competed on day two of the section tournament.
Meuwissen had the most wins on the season with 19 (19-3).
Gilbertson, a sophomore who played a lot at first singles and finished at 13-17, and Mulder (17-8), along with Blake Svee (17-10) were All-Central Lakes Conference players. Meuwissen, Lattimer (14-7) and Cole Haabala (15-10) were honorable mentions.
Haabala was named the team's hardest worker, while Mulder won the most intense award from the team. Gabe Hilbrands was named the team’s Most Improved Player while Gabe Evink won the Cardinal Award for respect, timeliness, positive energy, team spirit, selflessness, patience, humility and leadership.