Luverne shuts out Fairmont

FAIRMONT – The Luverne Cardinals boys tennis team blanked Fairmont 6-0 during nonconference tennis action on Saturday at Cardinal Courts in Fairmont.

With the afternoon rain stopping the meet one-match short, Luverne took the meet victory.

Jonny Vajgrt downed Austin Becker 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, while Andrew Jelken beat Carter Klanderud 6-0, 6-1 at second singles.

Erik Wohnoutka won his third singles match, beating Tony Joseph, 6-0, 6-1, before Jacob Jarchow completed Luverne’s sweep through the singles bracket.

Jarchow eased by Calvin King 6-0, 6-1 at fourth singles.

Hunter Robinson and Chris Jelken teamed up to beat Tyler Head and Jake Kallenbach in the No. 2 doubles match.

Robinson and Jelken won the opening set 6-3, before taking the second set at 6-2.

The No. 1 doubles match was forfeited by Fairmont five games into the match. With Luverne’s Blake Ziegler and Cory Stroeh winning the first set 4-1, Fairmont junior Sterlin Johnson was feeling ill and both him and his teammate Henrique Marquez forfeited the match at that point.

After Mitch Anderton and Ryan Busche lost the opening set 6-3 in the third doubles match, they were leading 5-2 in the second over Dalton Schoenemann and Tanner Bautian.

Unfortunately for Fairmont, the rains started as Anderton was serving and the meet was decided at 6-0.

Fairmont (4-8, 1-3 SCC) plays host to Worthington in a 4:30 p.m. meet today in Fairmont.


Luverne 6, Fairmont 0

Singles: Jonny Vajgrt (L) def. Austin Becker 6-2, 6-0. Andrew Jelken (L) def. Carter Klanderud, 6-0, 6-1. Erik Wohnoutka (L) def. Tony Joseph, 6-0, 6-1. Jacob Jarchow (L) def. Calvin King, 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles: Blake Ziegler-Cory Stroeh (L) def. Sterlin Johnson-Henrique Marquez, default. Hunter Robinson-Chris Jelken (L) def. Tyler Head-Jake Kallenbach, 6-3, 6-2. Mitch Anderton-Ryan Busche vs. Dalton Schoeneman-Tanner Bautian, incomplete match.


Luverne 5, Fairmont 0

Singles: Isaac Gillette (L) def. Andy Hagen, 0-4, 4-1, (7-4).

Doubles: Cade Versteeg-Tyler Fick (L) def. Shawn Busche-Connor Madsen, 4-2. Matt Jelken-Isaac Gillette (L) def. Ben Hernes-Kellen Rodriguez, 4-0. Cade Versteeg-Tyler Fick (L) def. Blake Haugen-Aaron Hendricks, 4-2. Tom Brown-Cody Sasker (L) def. Colin Stone-Christo Washa, 4-1.