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Buc netters win season opener

By Staff | Apr 11, 2010

The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer boys tennis team got off on the right foot as they won their season opener last Thursday night.

BEA downed Redwood Valley 4-3 in a match in Redwood Falls.

The Bucs pulled out three wins in singles and one in doubles play to notch the victory.

Riley Holmseth took down Nick Schmidt at No. 1 singles by scores of 6-3, 6-2.

At No. 2 singles, Aaron Wilhelmi defeated Javel Aventson 6-1, 6-1. Wade Wilhelmi won by the same score, 6-1, 6-1 over David Houghton at No. 3 singles.

Daniel Eckhardt lost at No. 4 singles by scores of 7-5, 6-3 to Taylor Rebstock.

The Bucs No. 2 doubles team of Hans Kittleson and Alex Cleppe got BEA’s other win, defeating Ben Schmidt and Drew Carey, 6-2, 6-0.

At No. 1 doubles, the Bucs’ Colan Surratt and Hunter Myers fell 6-4, 6-3 to Nick Hansen and Patrick Reichleitz. The No. 3 doubles team of Eric Purvis and Brett Duit lost in a three set match to Jesse Leith and Dominic Sweetman. The Bucs duo won the first set 6-0, but fell 6-4, 6-3 in the next two.

BEA’s has a busy week this week with three home matches. They will host Albert Lea here on Monday, Austin on Tuesday, and face Luverne on Friday on the Bucs’ home courts.