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Granite Falls Advocate Tribune
  • Tennis swept at Sections

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  • Team Sections
    Montevideo 7, YME 0
    The Thunderhawks swept the Sting in the first round of tennis team sections.
    Matthew Virnig faced Riley Emery at No. 4 singles, winning the first set 7-6 with a 7-5 tiebreaker, but eventually losing the next two sets 5-7, 1-6.
    James DeJager and Ammon Bennett battled long in their first set, although lost after a 5-7 tie-breaking round and falling 0-6 in the second set against Martin Moore and Tristan Voorhees.
    Individual Sections will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Redwood Valley on Thursday, giving the Sting another opportunity to be represented in the tournament.
    Singles
    (1) Jesse Erickson, M, def Brandon Repsher 6-0, 6-2 (2) Jared Saue, M def Shane Nokleby 6-0, 6-1 (3) Taylor Landmark, M, def Cody Speh 6-2, 6-1 (4) Riley Emery, M, def Matthew Virnig 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-1
    Doubles
    (1) Martin Moore/Tristan Voorhees, M, def James DeJager/Ammon Bennett 7-6 (7-5), 6-0 (2) Ryan Neville/Connor Dann, M, def Noah Lusti/Cody Zimmer 6-2, 6-0 (3) Mitch Kwilinski/Donavon Albers, M, def Miles Jensen/Nick Schindele 6-3, 6-2
    Redwood Valley 5, YME 2
    The regular tennis season ended for the Sting at Redwood Valley, as the Cardinals beat YME 5-2.
    Matthew Virnig defeated Jaden Rassmussen after falling in the second set at No. 4 singles, marking the only singles win for the Sting.
    The No. 1 doubles pairing of James DeJager and Ammon Bennett also won in a three-set match against Cole Pettis and Sam Christianson 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.
    Including the Redwood Valley match, the Sting team record was 1-10 going into the postseason.  
    Singles
    (1) Tyler Hagen, R, def Brandon Repsher 6-2, 6-1 (2) Armando Davila, R, def Shane Nokleby 6-0, 6-3 (3) Max Russell, R, def Cody Fey 6-4, 6-1 (4) Mathew Virnig, YME, def Jaden Rassmussen 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
    Doubles
    (1) James DeJager-Ammon Bennett, YME, def Cole Pettis/Sam Christianson 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 (2) Logan Dehncke/Nate Passo, R, def Noah Lusti/Cody Zimmer 6-1, 6-1 (3) Michael Diavila/Beau Nefburg, R, def Miles Jensen/Nick Schindele 6-0, 6-0

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