Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys tennis faces tough foesThe Cloquet-Esko-Carlton tennis team dropped three dual meets to very tough traditional opponents last week. Most recently, CEC fell 5-2 to Duluth Marshall in a dual meet on May 10.
By: Jeff Papas, Pine Journal
The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton tennis team dropped three dual meets to very tough traditional opponents last week. Most recently, CEC fell 5-2 to Duluth Marshall in a dual meet on May 10.
The ‘Jacks victories came at No. 4 singles, where sophomore John Scheuer defeated Killan McKer of the Hilltoppers 6-4, 6-2, and at third doubles. There, eighth-grader Ryan Lind and sophomore Tanner Webster lost only three games in defeating Marshall’s J.B. Stender and David Goltz by 6-1, 6-2.
The previous Thursday, the ‘Jacks continued a difficult stretch of their schedule in a 6-1 loss to an always-tough Virginia team.
Scheuer picked up CEC’s team point in that match as well, with a straight set victory at No. 4 singles over the Blue Devils’ Tom Norlander. Scores were 7-6 and 6-4. CEC came closest to a team win on May 3, falling 4-3 against Hibbing.
In that match, freshman Sean Kedrowski broke through at No. 2 singles with a 6-4, 6-3 win against Chase Anderson. Isaak Waldorf also won in straight sets at fourth singles, by 6-0, 6-1 scores against Marcus Bugliosi.
The very young third doubles team of eighth-grader Lind and freshman Luke Heine picked up the third team point over Jeff Tourville and Josh Bestul, by scores of 6-0, 4-6 and 6-4. The second doubles team of Ryan Kedrowski and Jon Hammitt fell 10-8 in the third and deciding set of their match as well.