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Tennis: Osakis boys fall just short of beating St. John's Prep/Cathedral in season-opener

Osakis boys start season strong despite season-opening loss

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Then-sophomore Isaac Maddock puts down a shot at the net during his first singles match against Minnewaska's Tate Reichmann on May 11, 2021. Maddock, now a junior, opened up the 2022 season with a singles win against St.John's Prep/Cathedral's Chandler Hendricks. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

ST. JOSEPH - The Osakis boys tennis team started off its season Thursday and nearly found itself in the win column. But it wasn’t meant to be as St.John’s/St. Cloud Cathedral defeated Osakis 4-3.

“We had a good first day in our match versus SJP/ Cathedral,” Osakis head coach Ryan Maddock said.

Osakis went 2-2 in singles competition with junior Isaac Maddock at first singles and 8th-grader Tyler Stier at fourth singles picking up wins in straight sets.

“All the guys had good effort,” Ryan Maddock said. “Isaac and Tyler had nice wins at singles. Bryce [Moen] and Micah [Moore] had good, competitive matches as well.”

The Silverstreaks opened up the doubles competition with a win by the team of juniors Connor Gulbranson and Marcus Wolf in three sets.

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SJP/Cathedral shut the door on Osakis from there, winning the last two doubles matches in straight sets to win the dual 4-3.

“Marcus [Wolf] and Connor [Gulbranson] got a big win, and our first-year players at the other doubles spots got some good experience,” Ryan Maddock said.

The Silverstreaks are back in action on Saturday in a quadrangular at Alexandria High School beginning at 10 a.m.

ST.JOHN’S PREP/ST.CLOUD CATHEDRAL 4, OSAKIS 3

SINGLES - No. 1 Isaac Maddock (O) def. Chandler Hendricks (SJP/C), 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Andres Cervantes-Rodriguez (SJP/C) def. Bryce Moen (O), 2-6, 6-2, 7-0; No. 3 Alex Ramirez (SJP/C) def. Micah Moore (O), 6-3, 6-0; No. 4 Tyler Stier (O) def. George Veddel (SJP/C), 6-1, 6-3

DOUBLES - No. 1 Connor Gulbranson/Marcus Wolf (O) def. Cheque Gomez/Pablo Cervatez-Rodriguez (SJP/C), 6-3, 3-6, 7-0; No. 2 Eli Burham/Kai Martinson (SJP/C) def. Michael Laumeyer/Zeke Fiskness (O), 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Jackson Hoover/Isaac Peterson (SJP/C) def. Preston Steinert/Trent Redetzke (O), 6-0, 6-0

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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