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May 26, 2019

4/26/2019 10:26:00 AM
CL runs perfect record to 3-0

Chisago Lakes 7, Princeton 0
The Tigers have had a strong team the past few years, but graduation hit them hard, and Chisago Lakes took advantage to sweep them 7-0 in boys tennis last week.

At first singles, Drew Hanson had the toughest test, going three sets with Princeton’s Calvin Peterson. Hanson lost the first set in tiebreaker, but the senior battled back to win the second set 6-0 and the third set 6-4.

Ethan Thompson won 6-0, 6-1 at second singles, Cole Otte won 6-4, 6-2 at third singles and Bailey Olson won 6-0, 6-0 at fourth singles to complete the singles sweep.

The doubles teams kept it rolling along. Evan Ginter and Reese Lawlor won 6-3, 6-3 at first doubles and Jamie Mower and Isaac Aldrich won 6-2, 6-3 at third doubles.

At second doubles, Jacob Fish and William Anderson had to dig themselves out of a hole after losing the first set 1-6, but they followed up with 6-4, 6-3 wins in the second and third set to take the match.

Chisago Lakes 4, Centennial 3
The ‘Cats got into a bit of a tighter tussle with the Cougars of Centennial, but they still came away with the win against the much bigger school.

Hanson again had to fight from behind when he lost the first set 2-6. He bounced back for a 6-3 win in the second set and a 7-5 win in the third set to prove he’s got the moxy to never give up at the top singles spot.

“Drew has been very solid for us so far at first singles,” Head Coach Jim Gillach said.

Centennial took wins at second and third singles, but Olson cruised to a win at fourth singles, 6-3, 6-1 over Sean Oslund.

In doubles, Lawlor and Ginter won their first set easily 6-1 before losing the second set 5-7. They were able to take control in the third set and held off the Centennial pair to wint 7-5.

At second doubles, Fish and Anderson won easily, 6-0, 6-1, giving CL the insurmountable total of four points. At third doubles, Aldrich and Mower were in a dogfight but eventually lost in three tough sets.

Chisago Lakes 5, St. Michael-Albertville 2
There were a few close matches in CL’s win over St. Michael-Albertville, and lucky for the ‘Cats, they came out on top in all of them securing a 5-2 win.

The Knights got wins at first and third sings, but Thompson won at two singles after going to tiebreak in both sets. He ended up winning 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (8-6). “That was a huge point for us getting that tiebreaker win,” Gillach said.

Olson won easily at fourth singles 6-2, 6-1. That left the match up to the doubles squads, and CL ended up sweeping that portion to get the W. “Bailey has been playing great and really anchoring our singles lineup from that fourth spot,” Gillach noted of his undefeated senior.

Ginter and Lawlor won easily at first doubles. Likewise with Mower and Aldrich at third doubles.

Fish and Anderson dropped a set, but that was sandwiched around two dominating set wins, 6-1 and 6-2.

“All of our doubles teams are playing well,” Gillach explained. “Reese and Evan haven’t lose, Jacob and William are playing aggressive and Isaac and Jamie are gaining consistency.”

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