Sports

Spirit Lake Okoboji Boys Tennis Over Estherville

Mon 4-24-2017

Spirit Lake-Okoboji 9

Estherville Lincoln Central 0

 

Singles

1. Tom Zuendorf 11 won 6-1,6-3
2. Kyler Olsen 11 won 3-6,6-3,1-0 (1)
3. Nick Cornwall 12 won 7-5,4-6, 1-0 (9)
4. Karson Rodriguez 11 won 6-2,6-0
5. Liam Hamilton-Smith 12 won 6-1,6-2
6. Andrew Seemann 12 won 6-2,7-6 (4)

 

Doubles

1. 2&4 won 6-4,3-6,1-0 (8)
2. 1&6 won 4-6,6-4,1-0 (7)
3. 3 & JP Walz 12 won 6-0,6-0

 

 

JV Score: Spirit Lake-Okoboji 5 Estherville 1

 

Singles

1. Jackson Ahrends 11 won 8-3
2. Daniel Trucksess 12 won 8-3
3. Kyler Vugteveen 12 won 8-0
4. Drake Ditzworth 10 won 8-0

 

Doubles

1. Jordan Koenick 10 & Jack Waters 11 lost 3-8
2. Drew Hickerson 10 & Ben Newman 10 won 8-0

 

 

SL-O Boys Tennis Coach Dan Taylor:

Even though the final team score was 9-0, the meet was much closer than that.  Four of the matches went to deciding tiebreaks after the players split sets, so those could have gone either way.  ELC's #2 player was really on fire for the first set and a half.  Kyler did a great job weathering the storm and hanging in the match to come back from a 1 set and 0-3 deficit.  Tom, Karson & Liam all looked very strong in singles, as did Nick & JP in doubles.  Andrew also did a fantastic job of pulling out tight matches in both singles and with Tom in doubles.  It is good to see ELC playing as well as they are.  Coach Tony has done a great job building the program over his tenure, and his team really fights hard.  This was our first time this season playing the two-set, no-ad scoring format, so I am very pleased we were able to pull out the deciding super-tiebreaks when they came into play.  That's great preparation for the remainder of the regular season.