ELC netters work to gain experience
STORM LAKE – Coming off a weekend featuring the Lakes Conference Tournament, the Estherville Lincoln Central Boys Tennis Team continues to strive to get better.
The Midgets didn’t win a match win at the conference tournament to finish with no points.
“We had some matches where we competed well and some that weren’t so good,” said ELC coach Tony Klein. “But we gained some valuable experience.”
On Monday, Storm Lake swept ELC 9-0 in regular season Lakes Conference play.
“This was another tough one,” said Klein. “We hit some good shots, but they hit a lot more.”
In singles play, Brad Olsen lost 6-0, 6-0 to Carsen Anderson; Riley Edwards lost 6-1, 6-0 to Cole Anderson; John Reisner lost 6-0, 6-0 to Nate Botine; Tim Soper lost 6-1, 6-0 to Ryan Matasovsky; Tucker Olson lost 6-, 6-3 to Blake Overmohle; and Levi Jensen lost 6-2, 6-2 to Jeremy Prach.
In doubles, Olsen and Edwardds lost by injury default to Anderson and Anderson; Reisner and Olson lost 6-0, 6-1 to Botine and Matasovsky; and Soper and Joe Heinrichs lost 6-1, 6-0 to Overmohle and Prach.
In junior varsity play, Storm Lake won 9-0.
In singles play, Taylor Fernholz lost 8-2, Noel Mendoza lost 8-2, Thomas Bortvit lost 8-2, Colten Christensen lost 8-0, Brandon Sharar lost 8-0 and Payton Jaquith lost 8-0.
In doubles, Fenolz and Mendoza lost 8-4; Bortvit and Christensen lost 8-2 and Sharar and Jaquith lost 8-0.
In exhibition play, Maysen Lupkes and Joe Heinrichs lost 6-4. Lupkes and Reisner won 6-3 and Lupekes Reisner and Heinrichs won 6-2.