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Hastings loses pair of 4-3 tennis matches

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Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

The good news from the season-opening tennis match last Wednesday against Rosemount was that Hastings swept the three doubles positions.

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The bad news was that the Raiders were swept in the four singles positions.

That obviously meant a 4-3 defeat for the Raiders.

In doubles action, the No. 1 team of Alex Zuzek and Danny Steiner teamed up for a 6-1, 6-2 win.

Ben Klimek and Carson Whyle cruised at second doubles, 6-1, 6-1.

At third doubles, Alex Rudh and Killian Konrady won handily, 6-1, 6-2.

Even the exhibition doubles team of Joe Zak and Brandon Kurilla won, 6-1, 6-1.

The singles players, though, had a tougher go of it. Most are in new positions this season, and this was a new challenge for most.

Austin Houska lost at first singles, 6-2, 6-3.

Craig Nielsen fell at second singles, 6-1, 6-2.

Steven Roach had a close match at third singles, falling 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).

Brad Risch lost at fourth singles, 6-3, 6-3.

Vs Woodbury

Hastings lost another close one to Woodbury on Thursday, 4-3.

Houska lost at first singles, 6-4, 6-2.

Nielsen lost at second singles, 6-4, 6-2.

Roach won at third singles, 6-2, 6-0.

Robby Troje fell at fourth singles, 7-5, 2-6, 6-1.

Zuzek and Steiner won 6-1, 6-3 at first doubles.

Klimek and Whyle won again, 7-6 (7-3), 6-0.

Konrady and Rudh lost at third doubles, 6-1, 6-0.

Upcoming

Hastings plays at an invitational in Owatonna on Saturday, and then plays at Northfield on Monday before returning home Tuesday for a 3:30 p.m. match against Roseville.

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