Konner Hanson won a doubles match against East Grand Forks, then won singles matches against NL-S, Fergus Falls and Cathedral. Konner then went on to take the #3 singles crown at the WCC tournament, held at Minnewaska on Friday. Photo by Mark Beasley

May 2 at Minnewaska

Minnewaska 6 

East Grand Forks 1 

The Minnewaska boys’ tennis team began the week with a triangular on their home courts on Monday. The Lakers fared well, knocking off both East Grand Forks and New London-Spicer.

The Lakers rolled over the Green Wave by a 6-1 score. The singles players were particularly sharp, with none of the four losing more than one game in a set. Tate Reichmann went one better, taking a 6-0, 6-0 win at #1 singles.

May 2 @ Minnewaska

Minnewaska 7 NL-S 0 

Minnewaska blanked NL-S on Monday, cruising to a 7-0 win.

Ethan Quelle had the most competitive match, winning 6-3, 6-3 at #3 singles. All the other Minnewaskans lost two games or fewer.

May 3 @ Minnewaska

Minnewaska 7 Montevideo 0 

The Lakers hosted Montevideo on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. Minnewaska’s players were as bright as the skies, winning five of the seven matches by 6-0, 6-0 scores. 

May 5 @ Minnewaska

Minnewaska 7 Fergus Falls 0 

Minnewaska took part in another triangular on their home courts on Thursday. St. Cloud Cathedral and Fergus Falls were both victims of 7-0 white washings.

Tate Reichmann had another 6-0, 6-0 win at #1 singles against Fergus Falls. With some members of the team out of town with other school activities, the first-time #3 doubles duo of Carter LeClair and Drew Bleick battled their way to a 7-6, 7-6 win to keep the Lakers unblemished in the match.  

May 5 @ Minnewaska

Minnewaska 7 St. Cloud Cathedral 0 

The Lakers finished the day without a loss on Thursday, beating St. Cloud Cathedral, 7-0.

LeClair and Bleick at #3 doubles joined #3 singles player Damon Uhde in taking a 6-0, 6-0 decision. 

May 6 @ Minnewaska

West Central Conference Tournament 

Minnewaska played host to the West Central Conference boys’ tennis tournament on Friday.

The Lakers placed three in the top spot. Tate Reichmann took first at #1 singles. The rest of the conference will be happy to see Tate graduate, as he has won the WCC title in every year of his tennis career.

Konner Hanson won at #3 singles, a spot he hadn’t played during the season to date. 

Nik VanDyke and Damon Uhde continued their fine play in 2022, taking first at #1 doubles. 

Ethan Quelle finished second at #2 singles, as did Tenzin Dahl and Connor Quelle at #2 doubles.

The Lakers have one more home match in the upcoming week, before heading on the road for two matches. On Tuesday Minnewaska will host Osakis. Thursday will have the Lakers at Detroit Lakes, then heading to St. Michael-Albertville on Saturday.