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Tennis team downs Worthington 4-3

By Kevin Mertens - Staff Writer | May 16, 2021

The Blue Earth Area boys tennis team broke a two-meet losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Worthington Trojans on Tuesday, March 11.

Playing on their home court, the Bucs won two singles matches and two doubles matches to secure the victory.

At No. 1 singles, BEA’s Vern Johnson triumphed over Alec Langerud 6-2, 6-0.

It took three sets but the Bucs’ Nick Frundt defeated Ian Barber in the No. 2 singles match 6-4, 5-7, 6-2.

Jamie Johnson and Joe Frundt had a straight set win in their No. 1 doubles match. The duo downed Levi Kuhl and David Stemke 6-3, 6-4.

BEA’s James Greer and Seth Stevermer only lost two games in topping Worthington’s Jake Ahrenstorff and Steven Adams 6-1, 6-1.

The Trojan’s claimed a victory at No. 3 doubles where Matthew Becker and Alex Mazariegos defeated Seth Matthews and John Lappe of the Bucs 6-2, 2-6. 10-4.

Ben Schrieber of the Trojans won the No. 3 singles match over Jerry Passe 6-2, 6-1.

Worthington’s Ezra Bennett downed Devin Haase 6-3, 6-3 in the No. 4 singles match.

The win gives BEA a 5-3 record through eight meets this season.

Fairmont 5, BEA 2

All four of the singles matches went to three sets when the Blue Earth Area boys tennis team traveled to Fairmont to take on the Cardinals on Thursday, May 6.

Unfortunately for the Bucs, the Cardinals came out on top in every one of those matches on their way to a 5-2 triumph over the Buccaneers.

Ameya Kamaragiri ground out a 6-0, 6-7, 6-4 win over Vern Johnson in the No. 1 singles match.

BEA’s Nick Frundt won the first set of the No. 2 singles contest 6-0 against Thomas Klanderud. However Klanderud regrouped and won the last two sets 6-1, 6-1.

Fairmont’s Jack Hagen produced a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 win over BEA’s James Greer at No. 3 singles.

At No. 4 singles, it was the Cardinals’ Ian Fortune over Jamie Johnson 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Fairmont’s Parker Vetter and Noah Vetter teamed up to defeat Seth Stevermer and Devin Haase at No. 1 doubles 6-4, 6-3.

BEA finally tallied a win at the No. 2 doubles match. Jerry Passe and Calvin Farrow triumphed over Sebastian Castro and Carter Quest 6-0, 6-1.

Seth Matthews and John Lappe also recorded a win for the Bucs by downing Dominick Lund-May and Oliver Thedens 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 3 doubles match.