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Tennis: Minnewaska boys go 2-0 in Monday matches

Minnewaska boys tennis team beats New London-Spicer and East Grand Forks.

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Minnewaska's Ethan Quelle charges the net to put away a shot in his third-singles win over Osakis' Jacob Uhl on May 11, 2021. Quelle played a big hand in Minnewaska's wins over New London-Spicer and East Grand Forks on May 3, 2022. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

The Minnewaska boys tennis team earned two convincing wins on Monday over New London-Spicer and East Grand Forks.

Minnewaska first beat New London-Spicer 7-0, then beat East Grand Forks 6-1.

The Lakers started singles play with wins by Tate Reichmann and Gannon Walsh.

The third singles match, between Minnewaska’s Ethan Quelle and New London-Spicer’s Jowell Lopez, was the closest singles match but Quelle won in straight sets (6-3, 6-3).

Konner Hanson rounded off the singles competition with a win for the Lakers.

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The Lakers defeated the Green Wave in all three doubles matches. The teams of Nik Van Dyke and Damon Uhde, Connor Quelle and Tenzin Dahl, and Alec Larson and Noah Palmer picked up doubles wins for the Lakers.

Minnewaska’s match against East Grand Forks was a little more tightly contested, but Minnewaska still won by a healthy margin.

The Lakers swept the singles competition with wins from Reichmann, Walsh and both Quelles.

East Grand Forks’ lone win came in the first doubles match when Seth Aeker and Jonah Tollefson defeated VanDyke and Uhde (6-3, 6-4).

Minnewaska responded to that loss with wins by Palmer/Dahl and Hanson/Larson.

Minnewaska is back at home Tuesday for a match against Montevideo at 4:30 p.m.

Minnewaska 7, New London-Spicer 0

SINGLES -

No. 1 Tate Reichmann (Minnewaska) def. Kenny Schmiesing (New London-Spicer) 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 Gannon Walsh (Minnewaska) def. Jack Barney (New London-Spicer) 6-2, 6-0; No. 3 Ethan Quelle (Minnewaska) def. Jowell Gomez (New London-Spicer) 6-3, 6-3; No. 4 Konner Hanson (Minnewaska) def Andres Rojas (New London-Spicer) 6-1, 6-2

DOUBLES -

No. 1 - Nik VanDyke and Damon Uhde (Minnewska) def. Matt Monson and Jack Noeldner (New London- Spicer) 6-2 , 6-1; No. 2 Connor Quelle and Tenzin Dahl (Minnewska) def. Adam Klaphake and Ethan Spors (New London-Spicer) 6-0 , 6-2; No. 3 Alec Larson and Noah Palmer (Minnewaska) def. Joe Brouwer and Josh Soto (New London-Spicer) 6-2 , 6-1

Minnewaska 6, East Grand Forks 1

SINGLES -

No. 1 Tate Reichmann (Minnewaska) def. Thomas McMahon, (East Grand Forks), 6-0 , 6-0; No. 2 Gannon Walsh, (Minnewaska) def. Tommy Loer, (East Grand Forks) 6-0 , 6-1; No. 3 Ethan Quelle (Minnewaska) def. Tanner Campos, (East Grand Forks) 6-1 , 6-1; No. 4 Connor Quelle (Minnewaska) def. Payton Donarski (East Grand Forks) 6-1 , 6-1

DOUBLES -

No. 1 Seth Aaker and Jonah Tollefson (East Grand Forks) def. Nik VanDyke and Damon Uhde (Minnewaska), 6-3 , 6-4; No. 2 Noah Palmer and Tenzin Dahl (Minnewaska) def. Jeb Haaven-Farstad and Tate Steenerson (East Grand Forks) 6-3 , 6-1; No. 3 Konner Hanson and Alec Larson (Minnewaska) def. Trey D'Heilly and Kai Campos (East Grand Forks) 6-3 , 6-3

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in the Douglas County area. He also is assigned to do some news stories as well.
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