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LeMars Boys Tennis Edges SL-O

Tue 4-9-2019

Le Mars 5

Spirit Lake-Okoboji 4

 

Singles

1. Zach Wingert (LEM) beat Drew Hickerson (SLO) 10-6

2. Kaden Wingert (LEM) beat Nate Cornwall (SLO) 11-9

3. Josh Pratt (LEM) beat Ben Newman (SLO) 10-7

4. Christian Owen (LEM) beat Parker Zeman (SLO) 10-7

5. Drake Ditzworth (SLO) beat Kutter Wright (LEM) 10-2

6. Cade Wagner (SLO) beat Matt Ahlers (LEM) 10-6

 

Doubles

1. Wingert & Pratt (LEM) beat Hickerson & Cornwall (SLO) 10-8

2. Zeman & Ditzworth (SLO) beat Wingert & Ahlers (LEM) 10-7

3. Newman & Wagner (SLO) beat Wright & Owen (LEM) 10-3

 

Comments From SL-O Coach Dan Taylor:

For several years now every meet we have played with LeMars has come down to the wire, and this one was no exception. There were four matches that we lost that were within just 2 or 3 games, and flipping just one of those would have got us the overall team victory. But it wasn't meant to be this time. I thought the top 4 for LeMars played extremely well, and it was their ability to pull out those four tight singles matchups in the closing moments that got them over the finish line, so I give their players a lot of credit. Our guys fought hard as they always do, and left it all out on the court. Even though we didn't get the end result we were hoping for, we will get another shot at them at home in a couple weeks. So hopefully we can clean a few things up and flip those close matches in our favor.