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Raider tennis team wins close match over C-DH

The Hastings boys tennis team has played a number of close matches this year. On May 3, they finally won another one of them. Hastings beat Cretin-Derham Hall, 4-3, in St. Paul.

Hastings got two wins in singles and two in doubles.

In singles, the wins came from Ben Carlson at the No. 1 spot and Zach Mellick at No. 4.

Carlson kept his strong season going with a 6-4, 6-0 win.

Mellick won, 6-3, 6-2.

The doubles wins were earned by the No. 2 and No. 3 teams.

At second doubles, Craig Nielsen and Austin Houska won 6-0, 6-1.

The No. 3 team of Jalen Sneddeker and Ben Klimek won, 7-5, 6-4.

Falling in singles play were Steve Roach at the second spot and Alex Zuzek at No. 3.

In doubles, the top team of Cody Arndtson and Tyler Mellick lost a close match, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5.

Earlier in the week, on Tuesday, Hastings lost one of those close matches to Forest Lake, 4-3. Hastings lost all four singles spots, with Carlson, Roach, Zuzek and Zach Mellick falling.

In doubles, though, Hastings swept.

Ty Mellick and Arndtson won 6-2, 6-4.

Houska and Nielsen won 6-1, 6-4.

Sneddeker and Klimek won 6-0, 6-2.

Vs Rosemount

Hastings lost to Rosemount on May 2, 4-3.

Carlson won again at first singles, 6-4, 6-1. Roach, Zuzek and Zach Mellick fell at the other three singles spots.

In doubles, Tyler Mellick and Arndtson lost a close match, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.

The No. 2 doubles team of Houska and Nielsen won a close match, 7-5, 7-6.

The third doubles team won 6-1, 7-5. That team was made up of Sneddeker and Klimek.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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