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Tennis nets three wins

By Staff | May 8, 2010

Aaron Wilhelmi, connects with a two-hand return during his singles match last Tuesday.

Despite extremely windy conditions on the Schroeder Courts in Blue Earth, the Buccaneer boys tennis team didn’t seem to be affected.

They handed the Fairmont Cardinals a 6-1 loss and upped their South Central Conference record to 2-1.

Aaron Wilhelmi, playing at No. 1 singles, set the tone for the night, winning a close exciting match that included two tie breakers.

Wilhelmi defeated Paul Miller 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5).

At No. 2 singles, Riley Holmseth needed three sets to defeat the Cards’ Alex Kopischke. Holmseth lost the first set 4-6, but rebounded to win the next two by identical scores of 6-2.

Riley Holmseth scoops up the ball for a nifty return.

Wade Wilhelmi, at No. 3 singles, downed Patryk Tusinski 6-2, 6-3. Brett Duit notched a win for the Bucs at No. 4 singles, beating Grant Becker 6-4, 6-3.

All three doubles teams won. Colan Surratt and Hans Kittleson started it off with a win at No. 1 doubles 6-4, 6-3, over Dylan VonBank and Shawn Patterson.

At No. 2 doubles, Alex Cleppe and Daniel Eckhardt defeated Luke Sanderfield and Skylar Hurd 6-1, 6-1. Eric Purvis and Hunter Myers continued the doubles sweep by winning 6-2, 6-3, over Nick Johnson and J.T. Viessleman at No. 4 doubles.

The win upped the Bucs overall record to 4-5 for the season.

This week the team travels to Waseca on Tuesday.

BEA 6, Albert Lea 1

The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers won their second tennis match in as many days when they downed Albert Lea 6-1 on Friday, April 30.

BEA swept all four singles matches, with none of them very close.

Aaron Wilhelmi led the way at No. 1 singles with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep of Kyle S. R. At No. 2 singles, Riley Holmseth defeated Brian Reindel, 6-0, 6-1.

Wade Wilhelmi also blanked his opponent, Trevor Herterdahl, 6-0. 6-0 at No. 3 singles. Brett Duit completed the sweep by defeating Aaron Woitas at No. 4 singles, 6-1, 6-1.

At No. 1 doubles, Colan Surratt and Hans Kittleson notched a win over Noah Christopherson and Luke Thompson, 6-1, 6-3.

Alex Cleppe and Daniel Eckhardt won the closest match of the day. They downed Jeff Thorstad and Luke Cheever by scores of 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) at No. 2 doubles.

The Bucs’ Eric Purvis and Hunter Myers fell to Steven Kruen and Dyllan Engebretson at No 3 doubles, 6-1, 6-3.

The win upped the Bucs record to 3-5 overall, 1-1 in the conference. BEA 4, New Ulm 3

On Thursday, April 29, the Buccaneers got a big conference victory over the New Ulm Eagles. BEA won the meet 4-3.

The Bucs got three wins in singles play, and added one in doubles to pull out the close win.

Aaron Wilhelmi started things off with a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles over Michael Maudal. At No. 2 singles Riley Holmseth defeated Michael Huber 6-3, 6-2.

Wade Wilhelmi continued the string with a 6-2, 6-1 victory at No. 3 singles over Gage Vranich.

At No. 4 singles, Brett Duit lost to Alex King 6-1, 6-2.

BEA picked up their fourth win at No. 1 doubles when Colan Surratt and Hans Kittleson teamed up to defeat Cody Nelson and Landon Hagen 6-1, 6-1.

The other two doubles matches were both close.

At No. 2 doubles, Daniel Eckhardt and Alex Cleppe lost to Chris Dewanz and Doug Jones, 7-5, 1-6, 7-5.

It was also close at No. 3 doubles where Eric Purvis and Hunter Myers fell to Zack Jenson and Isaiah Isaiah 6-2, 0-6, 6-4.