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Raiders use wins at doubles to beat Ponies

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)1 / 3
Jalen Sneddeker is pictured while playing doubles for Hastings against Forest Lake. (Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson)2 / 3
Steve Roach goes to the backhand to return a ball while playing singles for Hastings on Tuesday afternoon against Forest Lake. (Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson)3 / 3

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.

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.