DOUBLES VISION — Fairmont’s Tyler Slama (left) hits a forehand return as second doubles teammate Sebastian Castro watches the shot for the duration of Massive South Conference tennis action against New Ulm on Monday at the Cardinal Courts in Fairmont. (Photo by Greg Abel)

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Cardinals tennis group dropped its general record to 1-1 on the early season just after losing a 7- Massive South Conference dual-meet selection to the New Ulm Eagles on Monday at Cardinal Courts in Fairmont.

“They’re a quite difficult group,” Fairmont head coach Eric Johnson stated. “I believed we played quite nicely, but we just couldn’t string collectively 3 or 4 points to win adequate games.”

The Cardinals won their share of games, but they couldn’t get the service break when they necessary it.

In the 4 singles matches, the Cardinals lost every single one particular in straight sets, but won 24 games for the duration of the eight sets.

Fairmont’s Jack Hagen and Dominic Lund-Could lost identical six-three, six-three set outcomes to Mav Johnson and Ben Brownfield, respectively, at No. 1 and No. two singles. Hagen and Lund-Could hit their share of winners, but not adequate to protect against the general losses.

Fairmont’s Noah Vetter had the most singles accomplishment, winning seven games for the duration of a six-three, six-four loss to Thomas Schwartz at No. three singles.

At the No. four singles spot in the lineup, the Cardinals’ Anthony Stegge lost a six-two, six-three selection to the Eagles’ Keenan Davis.

Fairmont’s Carter Quist and Olivia Ortega played a very good match at No. 1 doubles, but dropped each sets by scores of six-three to Nathaniel Janesen and Leo Walad.

Quist and Ortega had the identical dilemma as Hagen and Lund-Could, earning quite a few points off nicely-placed shots or sturdy serves, but the duo of Janesen and Walad had extra winners and had been capable to get the solutions breaks they necessary to win the match.

Fairmont’s No. two doubles duo of Tyler Slama and Sebastian Castro earned the most game wins of any of the seven spots in the lineup, but lost an eventual six-four, six-four selection to Rylan O’Neill and Aaron Black at No. three doubles.

Wylee Frederiksen and Simone Castro lost six-two, six-1, to Joey Kotten and Gideon Hines. Frederiksen and Simone Castro had been the final Fairmont varsity group playing on the courts.

“They (the Eagles) have extra knowledgeable players and they had been capable to get the significant points when they necessary them,” Johnson stated. “We had been in our matches, but they got the breaks in the matches we couldn’t get.”

Fairmont (1-1) plays host to Pipestone Region at four:30 p.m. right now at the Cardinal Courts in Fairmont, although New Ulm (four-1) hosts Worthington at four:30 p.m. right now. Each upcoming dual meets are Massive South Conference contests.

New Ulm 7, Fairmont

Singles Brackets

• Mav Johnson (NU) def. Jack Hagen, six-three, six-three.

• Ben Brownfield (NU) def. Dominic Lund-Could, six-three, six-three.

• Thomas Schwartz (NU) def. Noah Vetter, six-three, six-four.

• Keenan Davis (NU) def. Anthony Stegge, six-two, six-three.

Doubles Brackets

• Nathaniel Janesen-Leo Walad (NU) def. Carter Quist-Olivia Ortega, six-three, six-three.

• Rylan O’Neill-Aaron Black (NU) def. Tyler Slama -Sebastian Castro, six-four, six-four.

• Joey Kotten-Gideon Hines (NU) def. Wylee Frederiksen-Simone Castro, six-two, six-1.

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