Decorah boys tennis had its last dual match of the season against Onalaska, Wisconsin on Monday.
"Aidan Hunter put on a lot of miles in his tough match against a fine player at #1. Billy Lange got his emotions under control and cruised in the last two sets. It was very nice to not be shut out. Gabe Anderson played probably his best tennis of the year in his very strong second set. Hayden Carlson's opponent had too much power with control for him to win enough points," commented head coach Reg Laursen.
"Nate Larson and Joe Holland got down early and came back with strong tennis to almost take the first set. Kaj Spencer and Angel Pena played well given it was their first time partnering together with Angel's relative inexperience at this level. Edwin Holyoake and Finn Deen-Lester played two much more experienced players.They played smart in the second set but didn't quite have enough fire power'" added Laursen.
"I think we are going to get some of these teams next year when we have more experience. I have loved the fight these guys have given this year,' predicted Laursen. "We are off to district competition where the luck of the draw will be a large factor in how well we do."
Nic Reilly, Noah Tapscott, Jesus Pena, Luke Walter, Will Schwarz, Conner Cook, Owen Henning, Benton Sparrow and Bryan Anderson could not find a victory in action against a very good Onalaska jv team.
Decorah 1, Onalaska 6
#1 Aidan Hunter lost 6-3, 6-3
#2 Billy Lange won 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
#3 Gabe Anderson lost 6-1, 7-6(5)
#4 Hayden Carlson lost 6-2, 6-2
#1 Nate Larson/Joe Holland lost 7-6(5), 6-1
#2 Kaj Spencer/Angel Pena lost 6-2, 6-4
#3 Edwin Holyoake/Finn Deen-Lester lost 6-1, 6-3
On Wednesday the Vikings will travel to Waterloo for districts.