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Ben Carlson returns a ball during his match at No. 1 singles on Tuesday afternoon at Hastings High School. (Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson)

Raiders use wins at doubles to beat Ponies

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A sweep at the three doubles positions paved the way for the Hastings boys tennis team to a win over Stillwater on Thursday, April 26, 5-2.

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Close matches were all over the court, and Hastings won all the close ones.

At first singles, Ben Carlson won 6-4, 6-2.

At fourth singles, Zach Mellick won 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.

In doubles, Ty Mellick and Cody Arndtson won 6-3, 6-1.

The No. 2 doubles team of Craig Nielsen and Austin Houska won 6-4, 6-1.

The third doubles team of Jalen Sneddeker and Ben Klimek eked out a 6-4, 6-4 win.

Steve Roach fell at second singles for Hastings.

Alex Zuzek lost at third singles.

Vs. Roseville

Hastings lost a close one to Roseville on Wednesday, April 25, 4-3.

Carlson was the lone winner in singles play, cruising to a 6-1, 6-0 win.

Sneddeker, Zuzek and Mellick each lost.

In doubles, two wins were picked up, including one by the top team of Arndtson and Ty Mellick in a marathon of a match. They won 4-6, 6-3, 7-6.

The No. 2 team of Nielsen and Houska won 6-0, 6-3.

Meanwhile, Klimek and Roach fell at third doubles in a close one, 6-4, 6-3.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the 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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