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Raiders lose three close matches

Cody Arndtson returns a ball while playing at No. 1 doubles last week against Red Wing. (Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson)

The Hastings tennis team has a 1-3 record so far this season after its first week of play.

All the losses have been close.

On Wednesday, Hastings lost to Red Wing, 4-3, and on Thursday the Raiders lost to Woodbury, 4-3. HHS then played at a tournament in Alexandria over the weekend.

Alexandria tournament

Hastings beat Alexandria, 5-2, on Saturday.

Ben Carlson won at first singles, 6-1, 6-1.

At second singles, Jalen Sneddeker won, 6-0, 6-4. Steven Roach fell at third singles and Alex Zuzek fell at the fourth spot.

In doubles, Tyler Mellick and Ben Klimek teamed up to win at the top spot, 7-6, 7-5.

Craig Nielsen and Austin Houska won at second doubles, 6-1,6-2. Lenny Weiss and Drey LaCroix won at third doubles, 6-3, 6-7, (10-7).

Hastings lost to Becker in the tournament, 5-2. Wins were recorded by Carlson, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 and by the No. 2 doubles team of Nielsen and Houska. They won, 6-1, 6-4.

Vs Red Wing

In the 4-3 loss to Red Wing, wins were earned by Carlson at first singles (7-5, 6-4) and by the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles teams. At first doubles, Mellick and Cody Arndtson won, 6-0, 6-2.

At second doubles, Klimek and Roach won 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).

Vs Woodbury

Hastings lost its opening conference match of the season to the Royals of Woodbury, 4-3.

Carlson won again, 6-2, 6-2.

Zach Mellick won at fourth singles, 6-2, 6-4.

The third win was earned by Nielsen and Zuzek at third doubles, 6-4, 6-1.

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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