Woodbury boys tennis: Shubert falls in quarterfinalsJunior Matt Shubert, Woodbury’s No. 1 singles player, lost Wednesday, May 30, in the Section 3AA individual tournament’s quarterfinals.
By: Mike Longaecker, Editor, Woodbury Bulletin
The last man standing for the Royals in playoff action saw his season come to an end last week.
Junior Matt Shubert, Woodbury’s No. 1 singles player, lost Wednesday, May 30, in the Section 3AA individual tournament’s quarterfinals. He fell 6-3, 6-4 to No. 3-seeded Andreas Dinkelmeyer of Rosemount.
Matt did a great job of dealing with the excessive pace and spin after those first few games,” said Woodbury tennis coach Derek Otto, calling the match “a case of two players on their games, playing at a high level.
“It’s always disappointing to see a season end, but if it has to happen you want to go out the way Matt did today with a great fight against a very good opponent.”
Season’s end also brought with it a special recognition for junior varsity coach Michael Moran. He was voted Section 3AA assistant coach of the year.
“It didn’t go unnoticed amongst section coaches that this year’s Royals team returned only a few players from last year and yet competed with the likes of some of the area’s best teams,” Otto said.
The season also brought several other awards for Royals players, including all-conference recognition. Players who received that distinction were Shubert, and sophomores Michael Chu and Ben Sajevic.