The Princeton boys tennis team picked up its first two victories of the season in a three-team meet Saturday, April 14 at the Princeton High School tennis courts.
The Tigers defeated North Branch 6-1 and benefited from a Duluth Denfeld forfeit in the number three doubles match to break a tie and give the hometown Tigers a 4-3 victory.
The Princeton boys swept North Branch in singles action on the way to its 6-1 win.
Isaiah Mayerchak led the charge from the number one singles slot, dominating North Branch’s Petar Kosivic 6-0, 6-1 to set the pace for the Tigers.
Thomas Mayerchak followed his brother’s lead, taking down North Branch’s Jacob Helbig 6-0, 6-1 in the number two doubles match.
At number three, Jordan Rosevold defeated Cole Lee 7-6, 6-4, and Josh Norman defeated Eric Chillstrom 6-1, 6-2 in the number four singles match.
In doubles, Princeton took two of the three matches.
The number one doubles team of Jack Finck and Noah Bauer defeated North Branch’s Jacob Helbig and Petar Kosivic 8-4. In the number two slot, Tyler Rohweder and Sam Heggam lost 7-9 to North Branch’s Tim Courtright and Taehyum Yoon for the team’s only loss of the day. Princeton’s Jason Friend and Keenan Hansen defeated Newell Fisk and Terry Turrike 8-4.
In the Denfeld match, the Tigers took three of four games from Duluth and went 1-2 in doubles play.
Isaiah Mayerchak again showed his strength, defeating Denfeld’s Cory Bolen 6-2, 6-2 in the number one singles match. Thomas Mayerchak fell to Denfeld’s Brendan Johnson 4-6, 4-6 in the number two slot.
Jordan Rosevold defeated Denfeld’s Reese Johnson to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead. Then it was Josh Norman totally dominating Denfeld’s Alex Beaulier 6-0, 6-0 in the number four singles match.
The Tigers had a tougher go of it in doubles action, where the Tigers dropped their first two of three matches.
Princeton’s Jack Finck and Noah Bauer lost 0-8 to Cory Bolen and Mike Stukel in the number one doubles match. In the number two match, Princeton’s Tyler Rohweder and Sam Heggam lost 2-8. Princeton’s Jason Friend and Keenan Hansen won by forfeit in the number four doubles match.
Pine City 7,
Seventh grader Thomas Mayerchak earned Princeton its first match win of the season against Josh Adams of Pine City.
Mayerchak’s win as the Tigers’ number one singles player was the bright spot in Princeton’s 7-1 loss at home April 5 against Pine City.
Mayerchak defeated Adams 6-1, 6-2.
At number two singles, Josh Norman fell to Chris Maki 0-6, 3-6. Ninth grader Jason Friend won the first set of his number three singles match against Adam Stoit 6-1, before losing two consecutive sets 3-6, 4-6. Tyler Leverty, at number four singles, lost to Iblo DePaulo 1-6, 2-6 to round out singles competition.
In doubles, Princeton’s number one team of Jack Finck and Noah Bauer lost 2-6, 0-6 to Pine City’s Tim Bizz and Adam Swanson. Logan Conger and Keenan Hansen fell to Nick Long and Matt Gallik 3-6, 0-6, while the Tigers’ Tyler Rohweder and Sam Heggam lost to C. Micheand Gunnar Nilsson by a score of 5-7, 4-6.
Aitkin 7, Princeton 0
Princeton lost 7-0 to Aitkin in a home tennis meet April 10 at the Princeton High School tennis courts.
The Tigers’ Jordan Rosevold, at number one singles, lost 0-6, 0-6 to Alex Anderson. Thomas Mayerchak, who picked up the team’s first win five days earlier, lost 2-6, 3-6 to Dan Lucas. Josh Norman fell to Lyle Nyberg 5-7, 4-6 and Josh Friend lost to Bryce Haugly 4-6, 4-6.
In doubles action, Princeton’s number one team of Jack Finck and Noah Bauer lost 2-6, 1-6 to Aitkin’s top duo of Jack Reeves and Eric Raushel. Logan Congor and Keenan Hansen lost to Aitkin’s Adam Burke and Ryan Rosemore 2-6, 0-6. At number three doubles it was Tyler Rohweder and Sam Heggem losing 2-6, 2-6 to Chris Carlberg and Josh Mantz.
Foley 5, Princeton 2
Isaiah Mayerchak and Jordan Rosevold won in singles competition to give Princeton its two wins in a 5-2 Granite Ridge Conference loss to Foley on Monday, April 12.
Mayerchak defeated Ben Hageman 6-1, 6-1 in the number one singles match. Rosevold defeated Zach Kantor 6-3, 6-4 in the number three match.
Thomas Mayerchak, playing at number two singles, lost 2-6, 3-6 to Foley’s Sam Wittwer, Josh Norman fell to Foley’s Tom Wittwer 3-6, 5-7 at the number four slot.
In doubles, the Tigers lost all three matches in which they played.
Princeton’s Jack Finck and Noah Bauer lost 3-6, 2-6 to Patrick Ledterell and Sam Eheraman, Tyler Rohweder and Sam Heggam lost 2-6, 2-6 to Dalton Werekman and Brandon Schyma. At the number three slot, it was Princeton’s Jason Friend and Tyler Leverty losing 1-6, 2-6 to Foley’s Mitch Weisser and Ricky Bollin.
The boys are now 3-2 on the season and were scheduled to play Mora on Tuesday at home. The team plays tonight (Thursday, April 19) at St. Cloud Cathedral, and then plays Saturday at the St. Francis Invitational.