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Braves tennis dominates

Singles sweep to rout Knights 7-1

May 14, 2013
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GLADSTONE - The Gladstone Braves dominated their meet against the Norway Knights Monday, cruising to a 7-1 victory. Their only loss came from a forfeit at No. 4 doubles.

"This was a great meet for us today," said Braves coach Dan Williams. Everyone pulled out a win which was great to see. I'm very proud of the whole team and how they played."

All three of the doubles teams that competed won their first set 6-0 and then went on to close it out in the second set.

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Gladstone’s Tyler Wells runs to return a shot at No. 1 doubles Monday at Pfotenhauer Park in Gladstone. Wells and teammate Jeremy Kadish defeated Norway’s Jordan?Mauno and Tor Thorne 6-0, 7-5.

Gladstone's Peter Weyers battled through three long sets to get the 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Pete Fontana in No. 2 singles.

"Peter had a tough match," Williams said. "After losing the first set, he regrouped and played some very good tennis in the second and third sets."

According to Williams, No. 1 singles player Aaron Parmet had one of his toughest matches of the season Monday against Randy Mueller. He pulled out the 7-5, 7-6 (7-1) win.

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No. 1 - Parmet, G, def. Mueller 7-5, 7-6 (7-1); No. 2 - Weyers, G, def. Fontana 4-6, 6-4, 6-1; No. 3 - Hammer, G, def. Pickart 6-1, 6-2; No. 4 - Griebel, G, def. Thurston 6-4, 6-0.


No. 1 - Wells-Kadish, G, def. Mauno-Thorne 6-0, 7-5; No. 2 - Kujala-Pederson, G, def. Vanderlin-Manowski 6-0, 6-4; No. 3 - LaVigne-Krause, G, def. Negro-Cayenberg 6-0, 6-1; No. 4 - Gladstone forfeit.

"He managed to find a way to win, which was great," Willams said.

Adrian LaVigne and Tyler Krause also got their first win at No. 3 doubles, dispatching Lexi Negro and Mykaela Cayenberg 6-0, 6-1.

"They have been improving all year and had a nice win today," he said.

Gladstone resumes Wednesday, hosting Escanaba.



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