A first in five years for Vikes
Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:43 AM
For the first time since 2009, the Decorah boys tennis team defeated Onalaska 5-2 Tuesday night.
Karl Sand (pictured) combined with T.J. Misseldine at the No. 2 doubles spot to win 6-3, 6-1. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Because they played in Wisconsin, they used Wisconsin rules, which is four singles matches and three doubles, with no one playing both singles and doubles.
In singles, No. 2 Ryan Hageman, No. 3 Brett LaRue and No. 4 Shaun Dehning all grabbed victories. Doubles wins were garnered by No. 1 C.J. Cliff and Gable Lonning and No. 2 T.J. Misseldine and Karl Sand.
“The most dominating performances of the afternoon were put in by Brett LaRue, who employed the ‘punisher’ strategy, and T.J. Misseldine / Karl Sand, who got down 1-2 and then won 11 of the next 13 games,” said Coach Reg Laursen.
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