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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.