Roundup: Alexandria wins battle of unbeatens

Alexandria boys tennis improved to 8-0, while Minnewaska rolled to a fifth win on Tuesday, and Osakis fell in a tight 4-3 match.

Alexandria's Aaron Jost, pictured here from a match earlier this season, won a tight two-set match at third singles on Tuesday to help the Cardinals improve to 8-0 with a 4-3 win over Bemidji. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

Alexandria boys tennis rolled over Moorhead in a 7-0 final on April 26 and found a way to win a much closer match in a 4-3 contest against previously-unbeaten Bemidji a day later.

The Cardinals improved to 8-0 on the season after getting a couple of close wins late in the match against the Lumberjacks. Fourth singles player Cole Haabala got the deciding point by taking his match in a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 final.

Aaron Jost won a tight two-setter at third singles. Alexandria’s other wins came from Gannon Lueck and Pieter Mulder at first doubles, and Tyler Jabas and Brennan Lattimer at third doubles.

Alexandria’s Landon Schabel almost got the team a fifth point, but he dropped a three-setter in a 6-1, 5-7, 7-5 decision. Schabel also injured his ankle during the match.

“Bemidji played solid up and down their lineup and our guys did just enough to come away with the four points,” Cardinals’ head coach Dave Ronning said. “Hopefully Landon will be able to recover quickly, but if not, our lineup will look different once again as we head to Brainerd Thursday.”



SINGLES - No. 1 - Filippo Buffo (B) def. Jacob Partington, 6-2, 6-1; No. 2 - Noah Johnson (B) def. Landon Schabel, 6-1, 5-7, 7-5; No. 3 - Aaron Jost (A) def. Max Harris, 6-3, 6-4; No. 4 - Cole Haabala (A) def. Isaiah Cerven, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Gannon Lueck/Pieter Mulder (A) def. Michael Dickinson/John McNallan, 6-2, 7-6 (4); No. 2 - Logan Jensen/Casey Rupp (B) def. Dylan Nelson/Owen Gilbertson, 7-5, 6-2; No. 3 - Tyler Jabas/Brennan Lattimer (A) def. Jacob Fuhrman/Jack McNallan, 6-4, 6-4

Cathedral-SJP takes tight match over Osakis

St. Cloud Cathedral-St. John’s Prep won a 4-3 match against Osakis on Tuesday to drop the Silverstreaks to 2-2 on the season.

“I thought everyone had good efforts and almost came out with a team win,” Osakis head coach Ryan Maddock said. “Our second and third doubles had good outings getting wins, and Isaac played well today as well. Cathedral just had a little more tennis experience in a few positions that swung the team score their way.”

Sophomore Isaac Maddock moved to 4-0 at first singles with a 6-0, 6-0 win over senior Grant Martin. Osakis’ other wins came from Marcus Wolf and Connor Gulbranson at second doubles and Micah Moore and Tyler Stier at third doubles.


SINGLES - No. 1 - Isaac Maddock (O) def. Grant Martin, 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 - Chandler Hendrickson (SC) def. Jacob Taplin, 6-1, 6-3; No. 3 - Jake Manar (SC) def. Bryce Moen, 6-1, 6-2; No. 4 - St. Cloud won by forfeit


DOUBLES - No. 1 - Jonah Prom/Matt Gohman (SC) def. Logan Grove/Jacob Uhl, 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 - Marcus Wolf/Connor Gulbranson (O) def. Elliot Anderson/George Vedder, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2; No. 3 - Micah Moore/Tyler Stier (O) def. Kai Martinson/Eli Burnham, 6-2, 6-1

Lakers grab fifth win

Minnewaska rolled over Yellow Medicine East in a 7-0 final to improve to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the West Central Conference on Tuesday.

Tate Reichmann, Damon Uhde, Gannon Walsh and Aidan Maanum all won at singles. Konner Hanson and Ethan Quelle, Connor Quelle and Logan Maanum and Noah Palmer and Tenzin Dahl added wins in doubles.


SINGLES - No. 1 - Tate Reichmann (M) def. Ean Clarek, 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 - Damon Uhde (M) def. Tyler Syring, 6-3, 6-4; No. 3 - Gannon Walsh (M) def. Jackson Torgerson, 6-1, 6-2; No. 4 - Aidan Maanum (M) def. Branden Beyer, 7-5, 6-3

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Konner Hanson/Ethan Quelle (M) def. Derrick Lien/Isaac Olevson, 6-3, 6-3; No. 2 - Connor Quelle/Logan Maanum (M) def. Austin Canotsey/Ryan Syring, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3); No. 3 - Noah Palmer/Tenzin Dahl (M) def. Mason Rhode/Gage Corner, 6-0, 6-3

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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