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Tennis squad nets 2 victories

By Staff | May 15, 2011

In windy conditions the Blue Earth Area Buccaneer tennis team protected their home court with a 4-3 win over New Ulm.

The top three singles players for BEA were solid winning their matches in straight sets.

No. 1 singles player Aaron Wilhelmi got the ball rolling against New Ulm’s Michael Maudal with a tight 6-4, 7-5 victory.

BEA’s Wade Wilhelmi kept the momentum going with a strong match at No. 2 singles. Wilhelmi won the first set 6-0 against Alex King. Wilhelmi then quickly closed out the match winning 6-1 in the second.

In No. 3 singles, Riley Holmseth defeated New Ulm’s Scott Wang by the identical score of his teammate playing in the No. 2 singles match one court over winning 6-0, 6-1.

BEA’s No. 4 singles player Hunter Myers couldn’t complete the sweep in singles play losing 6-1, 6-3 to New Ulm’s Josh Menzel.

In double’s play, the Bucs won the No. 1 match with seniors Hans Kittleson and Colan Surratt disposing of the Eagles’ Blake Burgau and Zack Jensen 6-1,6-2.

The No. 2 and No. 3 doubles teams were not as fortunate with Eric Purvis and Nick Lein falling to Chris Dewanz and Isaiah Johnson 6-1, 6-2.

In No. 3 doubles, the team of Chance Andrews and Ryan Gronewold managed to tie the match at one set apiece after a second set 7-5 victory.

The third set wasn’t as friendly as they dropped the final frame 6-0.

The Bucs are now 5-4 overall and 3-1 in the South Central Conference.

BEA 4, Worthington 3

The BEA tennis team also won 4-3 against Worthington, May 6.

The top three singles players were victorious once again with Aaron Wilhelmi at No. 1 singles and Colan Surratt at No. 3 singles winning in straight sets.

It took No. 2 singles player Wade Wilhemi a third set to rally from behind to beat Worthington’s Shane Pedersen 6-7, 6-1,6-4.

At No. 4 singles, BEA’s Eric Purvis lost to Lance Homan 6-4, 4-6, 3-6 in a tightly contested three set match.

In doubles play, all three matches went into a third set with BEA winning the No. 1 contest.

The combination of Hunter Myers and Hans Kittleson secured the meet victory in a three set battle winning 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 over Matt Sorensen and Jonah Oberloh.

The No. 2 team of Ryan Gronewold and Chance Andrews lost 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5.

At No. 3 doubles BEA’s Nick Lein and Chandler Kienitz fell 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-1 to Worthington’s Nick Newman and Dillon Pedersen.