New Prague holds off Albert Lea boys’ tennis

Published 12:47 am Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Albert Lea boys’ tennis couldn’t get a third-set victory in a 5-2 loss to New Prague Tuesday in New Prague.

The Tigers (0-2) lost three three-set matches and took the first set in those matches to fall to the Trojans.

The No. 2 doubles team of senior Jeff Thorstad and junior Luke Cheever rallied from a 5-2 first-set deficit to win the first set 7-6 (7-3) but dropped the next two sets 6-2, 6-2.

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At No. 3 doubles freshmen Tate Tufte and Kyle Zogg took the first set 6-4, but lost the next two 6-1, 6-4.

Dyllan Engebretson was up 2-1 in the third set of his match at No. 3 singles before he was forced to retire because of injury.

Senior Kyle See-Rockers won at No. 2 singles with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Kam Mantle and the No. 1 doubles team of seniors Noah Christopherson and Luke Thompson won 6-4, 7-5.

The Tigers play Rochester Century Thursday.

New Prague 5, Albert Lea 2


No. 1 Joe Morris (NP) def. Brian Reindl 6-0, 6-1

No. 2 Kyle See-Rockers (AL) def. Kam Mantle 6-0, 6-3

No. 3 Jared Burton (NP) def. Dyllan Engebretson injury default

No. 4 Kyle Chevalier (NP) def. Steven Kreun 6-1, 6-1


No. 1 Noah Christopherson/Luke Thompson (AL) def. Joe Kerhr/Andy Roche 6-4, 7-5

No. 2 Aaron Hendrickson/Tyler Rendchaw (NP) def. Jeff Thorstad/Luke Cheever 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-2

No. 3 David Lim/Mason Johnson (NP) def. Tate Tufte/Kyle Zogg 4-6, 6-1, 6-4