Tuesday, May 16, 2017
DeLaSalle High School
St Anthony Village High School
On Tuesday, under threatening skies, the Huskies of St Anthony hosted the Islanders from DeLaSalle High School in Section 5A tennis action. The two teams had squared off earlier in the season, with St Anthony winning 5-2, so the teams were fairly familiar with each other. On this day, the Huskies again emerged victorious with another 5-2 win to advance to the section championship.
Winning at singles were Nick Kroening (#1), Kevin McCann (#2) and Quinn Benda (#4). Tenzin Chaksam at #3 got off to a slow start and could not recover in time to hold off his opponent in two sets.
At doubles, the #1 team of Marshall O’Meara and Sam Kroening won easily while the #2 team of Sean Johnson and Mark Mathison held off their opponent to win in two sets. Henry Scamehorn and Leo Favorite struggled a bit and dropped both their sets at #3.
Up next for the Huskies is the Section 5A championship no Thursday. While definitely underdogs, the Huskies will have a chance if they can find a way to play consistent and inspired tennis at all positions.