May 20, 2010 at 9:38 a.m.

Vikings downed by two top NSC teams

Vikings downed by two top NSC teams
Vikings downed by two top NSC teams

Benilde-St. Margaret's 7, North Branch 0

The Vikings boys tennis team finally got back out on the court after a longer-than-expected layoff. They were supposed to play six matches in seven days, but because of the inclement weather, it didn't quite shake out like that.

Once they finally did get back in action, it happened to be against Benilde-St.Margaret's, one of the better teams in the North Suburban Conference.

Nick Lambrecht was the only singles player to even score points against his Red Knight opponent. Although he lost, Head Coach Chad Brusky wasn't too concerned. "The weather was still questionable and it really affected Nick at first singles," Brusky said. "He still played a great match, but I think his style of play was more affected by the weather than his opponents was." Lambrecht dropped the match 6-2, 7-5.

Devon Quam and Carl Fisk were the only other Vikings that were able to score any points against BSM, but even then, that tandem went down 6-1, 6-4 to Keegan Swanson and Devin Jarvis of Benilde.

"This was just a tough match for us," Brusky lamented after the sweep.

Spring Lake Park 7, North Branch 0

The Vikings struggles continued as they took on Spring Lake Park in another challenging NSC match up. The match was played on a Saturday morning after all the rain and snow delays. "It was a good match," Brusky said. "A lot of the scores don't show how well the boys played."

Lambrecht put up the best fight out of any of the Vikings, going down 6-1, 6-4 at first singles to Panther Ahn Doan.


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