The Estherville Lincoln Central Boys Tennis Team opened the season with an 8-1 loss to Storm Lake on Monday.
However ELC coach Tony Klein was still pleased with his team's play.
"For the first meet, we played pretty well," he said. ""Compared to last year, it was a huge improvement among our veterans. The boys are looking forward to fixing their mistakes."
ELC’s Thomas Bortvit hits a return during play against Storm Lake in the Midgets’ first meet of 2013.
EDN photo by David Swartz
In singles, ELC's top player Brad Olsen earned the Midgets' only win as he defeated Cole Anderson 10-7.
ELC's next singles players had very close matches. John Reisner lost 10-8 to Jesse Luedtke and Levi Jensen lost by the same score to Geoff Converse.
In other singles' matches, Thomas Bortvit lost 10-3 to Ross Dewerff, Brandon Sharar lost 10-0 to Jake Luedtke and Kyle Marks lost 10-0 to Matt Stats.
In doubles, Olsen and Bortvit lost 10-4 to Anderson and Conversion. Reisner and Jensen lost 10-4 to Jesse Luedtke and Dewerff. Sharar and Marks lost 10-0 to Jake Luedtke and Stats.
In junior varsity play, Koby Schubert lost 8-0 to Tanner Hoops and Jose Rodriguez lost 8-0 to Danny Souksay. In doubles, Schubert and Rodriguez lost 8-0.
ELC hosts Cherokee on Monday.