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Tennis players end season at section

By Staff | Jun 2, 2019

Jack Frundt concentrates as he prepares to hit a return shot. Frundt was named to the Big South Conference All-Conference Team

Six Blue Earth Area tennis team members participated in the Section 1A Individual Tennis Tournament recently.

Two singles players and two doubles team players competed in the tournament. One singles player and one doubles team won their first match, but lost in their second match.

BEA freshman Vern Johnson defeated another freshman, Faith Monson of Schaeffer Academy, 6-3, 6-2, at one singles contest.

Johnson then lost his next match 6-1, 6-2, to senior Lucas Doll of St. James. Doll went on to be Section champ.

In doubles, Jack Frundt, a junior, and Nick Frundt, a freshman, teamed up to take on Patrick Miller and William Mueller, both juniors from Stewartville, and won 6-1, 6-0.

Senior Parker Kienitz serves the ball during a doubles match earlier this season. Kienitz was named to the Big South Conference honorable mention team.

The BEA Frundt brothers then lost their next match 6-2, 6-3, to junior Nick Pittner and eighth-grader Marjan Veldrick of Rochester Lourdes.

BEA’s Parker Kienitz, a senior, and James Greer, a sophomore, teamed up to take on Landon Hoppe, a senior, and Sawyer Evans, a junior, of St. James. The Bucs lost the match 7-6, 6-3.

Jack Barke, a BEA junior, took on another junior, Benji Foss of St. James, and lost 6-0, 6-0.