First win of season for boys tennis team
The Storm Lake boys tennis team opened its season successfully as it defeated Estherville 6-3 on Monday in Storm Lake.
Polin Vithayasab won 10-8 at No. 1 singles, Jon Ellwanger prevailed 10-5 at No. 2, Matt Henson won 10-7 at No. 3 and Phim Srimeuang 10-5 at No. 5.
Vithayasab and Srimeuang were 10-5 winners at No. 1 doubles, while Ellwanger and Henson won 11-9 at No. 2.
Josh Randolph won 8-3 in singles in the JV match.
"I was very pleased with our play," Storm Lake coach Ron Netten said. "It was a very close match at the beginning and into the middle of each match, then in every case we finished strong and fought off strong challenges. For five out of the six players, this was their first varsity experience and they responded very well."