Fairmont drops pair at invite

ST. LOUIS PARK – The Southwest Christian/West Lutheran Stars and the Holy Family Catholic Fire delt the Cardinals boy tennis team a pair of matching 5-2 losses at the St. Louis Park Invite on Saturday.

Fairmont’s Austin Becker and third doubles team, Carter Klanderud and Calvin King, helped Fairmont avoid a sweep in the opening meet.

Austin Becker came back after losing 6-2 in the first set of the fourth singles match to the Stars’ Jordan Lubben, to win the second set 6-2 and force a tiebreaker for the third set.

Austin Becker held on to win the 10-point tiebreaker for the 10-4 win.

Klanderud and King teamed up in the third doubles spot to hand Sain Verdoorn and Max Clement a 6-1, 6-1 loss for the Cardinals’ second match victory.

In the second meet of the day, Grant Becker and the first doubles team, J.T. Viesselman and Andrew Johnson, were able to grab wins against the Fire.

Grant Becker defeated Holy Family Catholic’s Matt Lentz 6-2, 6-0 in first singles.

Viesselman and Johnson outlasted Zach King and Peter Morgan for the first doubles win.

Viesselman and Johnson won the first set 7-6 (8-6) in a tiebreaker, and used the momentum to take a second set 6-2 victory.

Fairmont (2-6, 2-2 South Central) hosts Mound-Westonka in a 4:30 p.m. nonconference meet on Friday at Cardinal Courts in Fairmont.

St. Louis Park Invite

Southwest Christian/ West Lutheran 5, Fairmont 2

Singles: Rudy Lipovetz (SW) d. Grant Becker, 7-6(7-3), 3-6, (10-6). Joe Lipovetz (SW) d. Sterlin Johnson, 6-0, 6-1. Nick Lubben (SW) d. Tyler Head, 6-4, 6-4. Austin Becker (F) d. Jordan Lubben, 2-6, 6-2, (10-4).

Doubles: Luke Walters-Jacob Verdoorn (SW) d. Andrew Johnson-J.T. Viesselman, 6-0, 6-3. Gonzalo Glagovsky Pustilnik-Ryan Hafften (SW) d. Mitch Anderton-Jake Kallenbach, 6-4, 6-1. Carter Klanderud-Calvin King (F) d. Sain Verdoorn-Max Clement, 6-1, 6-1.

Holy Family Catholic 5, Fairmont 2

Singles: Grant Becker (F) d. Matt Lentz, 6-2, 6-0. Jake Sandefur (HF) d. Sterlin Johnson, 6-0, 6-1. Ben Forbes (HF) d. Tyler Head, 3-6, 6-3, (10-3). Dan Cornelison (HF) d. Austin Becker, 7-6(7-3), 6-2.

Doubles: J.T. Viesselman-Andrew Johnson (F) d. Zach King-Peter Morgan, 7-6(8-6), 6-2. Tommy Lentz-A.J. Spaulding (HF) d. Carter Klanderud-Calvin King, 6-1, 6-0. Robbie Bremer-Joe Esether (HF) d. Mitch Anderton-Tony Joseph, 6-1, 6-2.