Sports

Spirit Lake Okoboji Boys Tennis vs. Estherville

Fri 4-18-2014



Varsity: SL-O defeats ELC 7-2

Singles
1. Ryley Smith lost to Levi Jensen 8-10
2. Michael O'Brien def. Thomas Bortvit 11-10 (3)
3. Hunter Andreason def. John Reisner 11-10 (4)
4. Will Fuelberth def. Drew Condon 10-4
5. Jason Thorn def. Kyle Marks 10-1
6. Tully Reed def. Alex Murillo 10-1

Doubles
1. Smith/O'Brien lost to Jensen/Bortvit 7-10
2. Andreason/Thorn def. Reisner/Condon 10-5
3. Fuelberth/Dan Chapman def. Marks/Jace Hobmeier 10-1


JV: SL-O defeats ELC 6-0

Singles Winners for SL-O: Nick Goodenow, Matt Fuelberth, Andrew Seemann, Kyle Kueper

Doubles Winners for SL-O: Calvin Fisher, Nick Goodenow, Liam Hamilton, Dylan Lende

Comments:

As one can see from the scoreboard, the matches at the top of the lineup were extremely competitive.  The returning players for ELC really improved from a year ago - they played pretty consistent tennis and hit passing shots and lobs well when our guys came to the net.  Each of the top 3 singles matches were kind of a roller coaster.  At #1, Ryley played great and got off to a fast start, as he was up 6-1.  But Jensen really picked up his game and came back to win, especially due to his ability to hit big passing shots at crucial moments.  But the matches at #2 & #3 were roller coasters the other direction.  Both Michael and Hunter were down their entire matches until the very end, when they both had big comebacks.  Michael was down 1-6, and Hunter was down by 3 games or more for most of the match.  But they both stepped it up at the end, when they were both down 6-9, and came away with hard-earned tiebreak victories.  The bottom half of the varsity lineup looked very strong - they all came away with solid victories in singles and doubles, and are all improving each meet and each day of practice.  We also had a strong day from the JV, as we did in the first meet against Spencer.  Overall, I am very pleased to see the improvement in the guys each day, I am pleased with their positive attitudes, and I know they will become even more competitive and even more confident as the season progresses.