Tigers fall in makeup meet against Cougars

Published 7:49 pm Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Albert Lea boys’ tennis team headed to Mankato Wednesday afternoon to take on East in a makeup meet originally scheduled for Tuesday.

The Tigers picked up two wins in two singles slots, but came up short in the other matches, losing to the Cougars 5-2.

Senior Grant Herfindahl was overmatched by Mark Williams in the No. 1 singles spot, falling in two sets, 6-2, 6-1. Junior Sam Yoon also lost in two sets in the No. 2 singles match, 6-0, 6-1, to Enrique Cortes.

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Freshman Shine Thu and eighth grader Joseph Yoon were the two Tigers to notch wins at the meet. Thu beat Matthew Wedzina 3-6, 7-5, 10-8 at No. 3 singles, and Yoon defeated Logan Talle 6-1, 6-1, in No. 4 singles.

In doubles action senior Matt Edwards and junior Cole Indrelie lost to Jack Braswell and Seth Hardesty 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 1 doubles spot. Senior Tim Kruen and sophomore Caleb Hanson put up a fight in the No. 2 doubles match against Alex Hobbs and Alex Prochaska, but lost 6-1, 6-2.

Junior Connor Veldman and eighth grader Tim Chalmers had the closest match of the afternoon at No. 3 doubles. The duo lost in two sets to Tom Bibbee and Kaleb Kim, but both sets were close, 6-4, 7-5.

The Tigers will be back on the court Saturday in a makeup meet on the road against Rochester Mayo.


Meet results

Mankato East 5, Albert Lea 2


1. Mark Williams (ME) def. Grant Herfindahl, 6-2, 6-1

2. Enrique Cortes (ME) def. Sam Yoon, 6-0, 6-1

3. Shine Thu (AL) def. Matthew Wedzina, 3-6, 7-5, 10-8

4. Joseph Yoon (AL) def. Logan Talle, 6-1, 6-1


1. Jack Braswell/Seth Hardesty (ME) def. Cole Indrelie/Matt Edwards, 6-0, 6-0

2. Alex Hobbs/Alex Prochaska (ME) def. Caleb Hanson/Tim Kruen, 6-1, 6-2

3. Tom Bibbee/Kaleb Kim (ME) def. Connor Veldman/Tim Chalmers, 6-4, 7-5

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