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Boys Varsity Tennis · Westonka Boys Tennis Has Another Packed Week


Litchfield doubles match
Seniors Jonathan Neve and Torsten Lee get first doubles win at home against Litchfield on May 3.

By Jennifer Linder

The week of April 30 was a busy one for the Mound Westonka High School boys tennis team with five matches in five days. The week began with a 7-0 sweep of Buffalo at home on Monday.

[View photos of the Buffalo game by Dennis Hoogeveen]

On Tuesday, the team traveled to Becker and came away with a close 4-3 victory. Winning for the White Hawks were senior Reed Kohls at third singles, 6-1, 6-2; sophomore Josh Hadden at fourth singles, 6-2, 6-1; seniors Torsten Lee and Jonathan Neve at first doubles, 7-5, 6-3; and senior Adam Hoogeveen and junior Thomas Elliott at third doubles, 6-3, 6-2.

[View photos of the Becker game by Dennis Hoogeveen]

The following day, the team headed to Chanhassen to face off against the Storm. Unfortunately, the White Hawks’ winning streak came to an end in a 1-6 loss with the only win coming from ninth-grader Jack Linder at second singles (6-3, 6-3).

[View photos of the Chanhassen game by Dennis Hoogeveen]

Match four of the week on May 3 brought the Litchfield Dragons to town. The White Hawks were hoping to get back to winning ways, but it wasn’t to be. The home team lost in a close one, 3-4. Wins were posted by senior Victor Nelson at first singles, 6-4, 6-4; Linder at second singles, 6-4, 6-4; and Lee and Neve at first doubles, 6-1, 6-4. Despite the loss, the weather was beautiful and families from both teams were able to enjoy a special Parent Night picnic.

[View photos of the Litchfield game by Dennis Hoogeveen]

In the final match of the week on May 4, the team hosted Delano. The boys were finally able to get back to winning ways with a solid 7-0 sweep of the Tigers.

[View photos of the Delano game by Dennis Hoogeveen]

So far this season, the team has a record of 4-1 in conference play and is 6-3 overall. The JV team continues to show strong play with wins in all five matches, bringing their record to 8-0. The White Hawks will begin team section play on May 17 with their first-round opponent and place of play yet to be determined.