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Raiders eke out win over Ponies in boys tennis

The Hastings boys tennis team escaped from Stillwater with a 4-3 win on Monday, improving their overall record to 5-8 and their Suburban East Conference mark to 3-3.

The key to the win was a clean sweep in doubles play.

The No. 1 team of Craig Nielsen and Alex Zuzek won 6-4, 6-1.

The second doubles team of Ben Klimek and Carson Whyle won in three sets, 6-2, 2-6, 7-6.

The third team of Rob Troje and Killian Konrady won 6-3, 6-4.

In singles action, Austin Houska fell at the top spot, 6-3, 7-5.

The No. 2 singles player, Danny Steiner, lost 6-2, 6-2.

The key fourth win of the tournament was picked up at third singles by Steven Roach. He lost the first set, 6-3, but then came back to win the final two, 6-1, 6-3.

Cole Pottinger lost at fourth singles, 6-2, 7-5.

Vs Cretin

Hastings lost to Cretin on May 1, 5-2.

Wins were recorded by Houska and the No. 1 doubles team of Zuzek and Steiner.

Houska won at first singles, 6-0, 6-4.

Zuzek and Steiner won 6-3, 6-2.

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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