Roundup: Alexandria wins 14th straight, while Maddock, Grove get wins for Osakis

Osakis sophomore Isaac Maddock fends off one top section player in Perham's Josh Peterson before squaring off against another in Minnewaska's Tate Reichmann on Tuesday.

Isaac Maddock

The Alexandria boys tennis team is 14-0 after a 7-0 win at Sartell on Monday.

The Cardinals again were able to mix and match their lineup a bit and still sweep. Jacob Partington, Gannon Lueck, Landon Schabel and Jacob Teigen all won in singles in straight sets.

“Jacob Teigen moved into our singles lineup at No. 4 and got a 6-4, 6-1 win,” head coach Dave Ronning said. “Jacob started slow and was behind in the first set 3-4 when he settled in and played solid tennis, winning 9 of the next 10 games.”

Singles surrendered just six games, and the Alexandria doubles teams gave up just five.

“Tyler Jabas teamed up with Owen Gilbertson for the first time this season and they cruised, getting the shutout at second doubles,” Ronning said. “Our third doubles team of Cole (Habaala) and Blake (Svee) also started slow and ended up winning eight straight games to close it out.”


Andrew Wegner and Pieter Mulder also won at first doubles in a 6-0, 6-0 final.

“The guys are playing well and it was a good way to start a long, tough week where we will be playing five matches,” Ronning said. “We go to (St. Cloud) Tech Tuesday to face a much-improved Tiger team on their home courts.”

Maddock, Grove get lone wins for Osakis

Isaac Maddock and Logan Grove got singles wins for Osakis (2-4) on Monday, but Perham had a little more depth in a 5-2 win for the Yellowjackets.

Maddock fended off a good effort from Josh Petersen to win 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 at first singles. Grove lost the first set to Mikey Schwartz, but bounced back with 7-6 (7-5), 10-7 wins the rest of the way to grab the win at second singles.

“We had good efforts in our matches against a good Perham team today,” head coach Ryan Maddock said. “Isaac had a great win over one of the top players in our section in Josh Peterson, and Logan continued his improvement in getting a hard-fought win as well. It was nice to get a chance to play again, as we had dealt with close contact quarantine issues the last few weeks.”

Osakis will host section rival Minnewaska today, Tuesday, at 4:30 p.m. with Isaac Maddock and Tate Reichmann, two of the top singles players in the section, set to square off in that one.


SINGLES - No. 1 - Isaac Maddock (O) def. Josh Peterson, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1; No. 2 - Logan Grove (O) def. Mikey Schwartz, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-5), 10-7; No. 3 - Jack Birkeland (P) def. Jacob Uhl, 6-2, 6-2; Jack Fudge (P) def. Jacob Taplin, 6-0, 6-1


DOUBLES - No. 1 - Hudson Hacker/Soren Anderson (P) def. Marcus Wolf/Connor Gulbranson, 6-3, 6-1; No. 2 - Avery Halvorson/Michael Anderson (P) def. Bryce Moen/Tyler Stier, 6-1, 6-1

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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