The Blue Earth Area boys tennis team didn't win against New Ulm at Schroeder Courts at Putnam Park in Blue Earth on Tuesday.
But, they did manage a small victory by winning a game against the Eagles to make the final score 6-1.
"The boys did a great job. It's the best they have played all season. There were a lot of close matches," says coach Konny Wolff, who is filling in for Terry Barnes.
The No. 2 doubles team of Ben Gettis and Jaron King won in three sets over Josh Menzel and Nick Gartner.
Losing a 7-1 tiebreaker, the Buc duo lost the first set 7-6, however, they recovered for a 6-3 win in the second set.
Gettis and King took the final and deciding set with a 6-4 score to win the match.
No. 2 singles Eric Purvis battled Cal Collum for more than two hours before finally losing 3-6, 6-4 and 3-6.
Nick Lein was defeated in two close sets at No. 3 singles by Josh Koelpin, 6-4, 6-4.
At No. 1 singles, Hunter Myers fell to Michael Maudal, 6-1, 6-0.
Tristan Drake dropped two sets at No. 4 singles to Mads Soegaard, 6-1, 6-2.
The No. 1 doubles team of Chandler Kienitz and Trenton Stindtman lost to Isaiah Johnson and Juan Caccres-Gomez, 6-0, 6-1.
The Eagles Sam Frederickson and Billy Griffith downed Cole Klinksiek and Martin Granados 6-4, 6-1 at No. 3 doubles.
Albert Lea 7, BEA 0
The Albert Lea Tigers weren't a friendly host as they blanked the Buc boys tennis team 7-0 on April 27.
While not winning a set, the Bucs did have some competitive matches.
At. No. 2 singles, Eric Purvis lost 6-3, 6-4 to the Tigers Taylor Herfindahl.
Nick Lein fell at No. 3 singles to Cole Keleski, 6-2, 6-2.
No. 1 singles Hunter Myers lost to Trevor Herfindahl, 6-1, 6-2, and Cole Klinksiek dropped two sets to Parker Thompson at No. 4 singles, 6-0, 6-3.
In doubles action, the No. 3 team of Ben Gettis and Tristan Drake lost 6-0 in the first set to Josh Martin and Collin Jahnke.
The Buc duo played better in a tight 7-5 second set loss.
Jason King and Martin Granados were defeated by the Tigers Kyle Zoog and Carter Dahl at No. 2 doubles, 6-1, 6-1.
Chandler Kienitz and Trenton Stindtman teamed up at No. 1 doubles and lost to Aaron Woitas and Evan Templeman, 6-0, 6-1.
Mound Westonka 7,
The Bucs traveled to Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter on April 30 to take on the White Hawks.
They proved too much for BEA, winning 7-0.
No. 1 singles Eric Purvis was defeated by Luke Moorhead in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.
Chandler Kienitz lost at No. 2 singles to Wells Brose, 6-0, 6-0.
Also losing 6-0, 6-0 was Trenton Stindtman to Johan Sjokvist at No. 3 singles.
BEA forfeited the match at No. 4 singles.
The Bucs No. 1 doubles team of Hunter Myers and Nick Lein were blanked 6-0, 6-0 by Arend Turner and Sander Lee.
Jaron King and Martin Granados dropped two sets to Hunter Botts and Trevor Omann at No. 2 doubles, 6-0, 6-1.
In the No. 3 singles matchup, Ben Gettis and Tristan Drake fell to Elliott Bussey and Jacob Moorhead, 6-2,6-0.
Waseca 7, BEA 0
The Bluejays proved why they are considered one of the favorites to win the South Central Conference this year.
BEA was shut out 7-0 in a conference match held May 1 in Waseca.
No. 1 singles Hunter Myers lost to Jacob Denn, 6-0, 6-1.
Eric Purvis dropped two sets at No. 2 singles to John Lewer, 6-0, 6-2.
At No. 3 singles, Nick Lein lost 6-2, 6-2 to Matt Metzdorff.
Jaron King was defeated by Ben Johnson 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 4 singles match.
The doubles teams won only four games.
Chandler Kienitz and Trenton Stindtman lost to Josh Kimball and Josh Metzdorff 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles.
The Bluejays Ryan Von Ende and Dakota Johnson downed Cole Klinksiek and Martin Granados 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.
Collin Deidrich and Michael Butterfield completed the sweep for Waseca with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 3 doubles over Ben Gettis and Tristan Drake.