Fairmont boys tennis improves to 2-0 on season
WORTHINGTON — Even a two-hour rain delay in Worthington on Tuesday couldn’t prevent the Fairmont Cardinal boys tennis lineup from opening the spring season with a 2-0 dual-meet record.
Fairmont swept the singles bracket to pace a 4-3 Big South Conference triumph over the Worthington Trojans.
Ameya Komaragiri outdueled Ben Schrieber by a 6-3 decision in their No. 1 singles match’s opening set before the Cardinal senior coasted to a 6-0 second-set win to garner a team point.
Fairmont second singles player Thomas Klanderud served a 6-2 opening-set loss to Ian Barber before Klanderud netted the team tally with a 6-1 win in the second segment.
Jack Hagen needed only 14 games to pocket a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Ezra Bonnett during third singles play to lock up another team point for the visiting Cardinals.
Ian Fortune opened his fourth singles match against Kevin Le with a 6-1 victory before the Fairmont netter claimed the second set by a 6-3 decision.
Worthington’s first doubles combination of David Sternke and Levi Kuhl earned a team point by outbattling Fairmont’s Parker Vetter and Noah Vetter, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.
Devin Kaddee and Jake Ahrenstorff claimed second doubles for the Trojans with a 7-6 (8-6), 6-1 win over Carter Quist and Sebastian Castro.
Tyson Henkels and Quentin Burns took a 6-0, 6-1 third doubles win over Weston Loughmiller and Dominic Lund-May at third doubles.
Fairmont (2-0) travels to Luverne for another Big South Conference matchup at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Singles: Ameya Komaragiri (F) def. Ben Schrieber, 6-3, 6-0. Thomas Klanderud (F) def. Ian Barber, 6-2, 6-1. Jack Hagen (F) def. Ezra Bonnett, 6-2, 6-0. Ian Fortune (F) def. Kevin Le, 6-1, 6-3.
Doubles: David Sternke-Levi Kuhl (W) def. Parker Vetter-Noah Vetter, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2. Devin Kaddee-Jake Ahrenstorff (W) def. Carter Quist-Sebastian Castro, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1. Tyson Henkels-Quentin Burns (W) def. Weston Loughmiller-Dominic Lund-May, 6-0, 6-1.