Decorah’s Brett LaRue battled in recent action. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Decorah’s Brett LaRue battled in recent action. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)

The team season came to an end for the Decorah boys tennis team as the Vikes fell to Dubuque Wahlert 5-2 Saturday in the regional semifinals.

Dubuque Wahlert went on to defeat Cedar Rapids Xavier 5-4 in the finals to advance to state

"We knew coming in the lower part of our order would have to provide the victory. They gave a valiant effort," said Coach Reg Laursen.

The Vikes two victories came in the singles game. No. 3 Caleb Ulring knocked off Gavin Boll 7-5, 6-2 while No. 5 T.J. Misseldine defeated Will McDonald 6-4, 6-4.

"C.J.(Cliff) and Brett (LaRue) played very good second sets, but their opponents upped the ante in their third sets that we couldn't answer," said Laursen. "We were hanging on by a thread after singles, but the Wahlert top two cut that thread by dominating in their respective doubles matches.

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