The Mound Westonka High School boys tennis team finished up regular season play going 1-2 in their last three matches.
First up for the White Hawks was a tough match for the Wright County Conference Championship at home on May 9 against undefeated Orono. The boys fought hard but lost 1-6, with the only win tallied by the first doubles team of junior Torsten Lee and eighth-grader Alex Brown (3-6, 6-2, 6-0).
The following day, the team traveled to New Prague for the final conference match of the season and came home with a 5-2 victory. Winning for the White Hawks were: senior Tony Levens at first singles, 6-3, 6-0; junior Victor Nelson at second singles, 6-2, 6-2; eighth-grader Jack Linder at third singles, 6-1, 6-0; junior Reed Kohls at fourth singles, 6-0, 6-1; and sophomores Andrew Abegglen and Cole Luehmann at second doubles, 6-3, 6-2. Also earning a win was the exhibition doubles team of junior Adam Hoogeveen and sophomore Nick Brown, 8-3.
For the final match of the season on May 12, the White Hawks celebrated Parent and Senior Night and faced off against a non-conference opponent, the Chaska Hawks. Unfortunately, the season finale ended in a close 3-4 defeat for the White Hawks. The team honored its two graduating seniors, Levens and Andrew LaFortune.
Overall, the White Hawks had a very successful season, ending with a 5-1 conference record and a 14-2 record. The JV team also had a terrific season with a 10-1 record. The boys are looking forward to celebrating the season at an end of the year banquet on May 21.
Photos of the Chaska game by Dennis Hoogeveen
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