Doubles sweep gives Trojans tennis win

The New Prague High School boys tennis team is 1-1 after two matches. The Trojans lost their opener to Orono last week, then swept the doubles competition on their way to a 4-3 win over Faribault.

New Prague was scheduled to host Farmington Tuesday, April 15. On Friday, April 18, they play at Northfield, then they host the New Prague Invitational Saturday, April 19, with Shakopee, Spring Lake Park and Faribault competing.

The Trojans host Prior Lake Monday, April 21, and travel to Shakopee Thursday, April 24.

The Trojans' match against Waseca on April 10 was cancelled and will not be made up. The April 3 match with Albert Lea has been rescheduled for May 7, and the April 1 match with Mankato West has not been rescheduled as of press time.

Spartans 7, Trojans 0

The squad managed to get in one meet between rain and snowstorms that wiped out much of the team's outdoor practice and competition schedule last week.

The Trojans hosted Orono Wednesday, April 9, and lost a 7-0 contest to the Spartans.

New Prague was overpowered by a strong Spartan team. The Trojans won just 10 games overall, with only No. 1 doubles Josh Meuwissen and Ben Dresow and No. 3 doubles Jamie Kollasch and Jared Burton taking as many as three games. Meuwissen and Dresow lost 6-3, 6-0 and Kollasch and Burton lost 6-1, 6-2. Also losing at doubles were Mitch Fratzke and Andre Puente, by a 6-1, 6-1 score.

In singles, Marty DeValk lost 6-0, 6-1, Travis Oestreich lost 6-0, 6-0, Zach Farmer lost 6-1, 6-0 and Brett Hoffman lost 6-0, 6-0.

Trojans 4, Falcons 3

New Prague picked up a big win with a sweep in doubles, defeating Faribault 4-3. The win was clinched when the No. 3 doubles team of Kollasch and Burton fought back from a first-set loss to defeat their opponents 2-6, 6-4, 6-1.

In the other double matches, Meuwissen and Dresow won 6-2, 7-5 and Fratzke and Puente took a 6-4, 6-1 win.

Hoffman got the lone singles' win, with a 6-2, 6-1 score.

DeValk, Oestreich and Farmer all lost in straight sets.

Marty (DeValk) has had some tough matches

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