White Hawks varsity tennis has tough week against Orono, Holy Family

Lunging for the ball, sophomore Victor Nelson returns a quick volley at second singles. (Jenny Linder/For The Laker)
Lunging for the ball, sophomore Victor Nelson returns a quick volley at second singles. (Jenny Linder/For The Laker)
By Jenny Linder
For The Laker

The sun was out and the temperatures were perfect for tennis the first week in May, but unfortunately for the White Hawk Varsity team, the results didn’t match the weather.

On May 2, for the first White Hawks match up of the week, the boys traveled to Orono to face off against their conference rival. The White Hawks lost 0-7 to a strong Spartan team.

The boys and their families celebrated Parents’ Night on the next evening with a home conference match against Litchfield, followed by a picnic. The team lost 2-5, with victories tallied by sophomore Victor Nelson at second singles 6-2, 6-2 and seventh-grader Jack Linder at fourth singles 6-3, 6-2.

On May 5, the team traveled to Holy Family for their final conference match of the week. The final score was 1-6 with a lone victory by the third doubles team of junior Andrew LaFortune and seventh-grader Alex Brown, 6-3, 6-1.

The second doubles team of Alex LaFortune and Jack Reinhardt, both seniors, almost pulled out a victory with a close loss in a third-set tie-breaker, 2-6, 7-5, 6-7 (7-4).

Hitting a strong backhand, sophomore Torsten Lee returns the serve in the first doubles match. (Jenny Linder/For The Laker)
Hitting a strong backhand, sophomore Torsten Lee returns the serve in the first doubles match. (Jenny Linder/For The Laker)
The varsity team is currently 5-6 overall and 1-4 in the Wright County Conference.

The JV boys team had much better results last week, winning all three of their matches. They were victorious over Orono 4-3, Litchfield 5-0 and Holy Family 5-2.

The JV team is now 7-1 overall, with their only loss being a close one to Chanhassen, 3-4.