Boys Tennis: East Ridge stays undefeated, Woodbury falls to White Bear Lake
East Ridge 4, Cretin-Derham Hall 0
The undefeated season continues to stay alive for East Ridge as the Raptors defeat Cretin-Derham Hall 4-0 on Thursday night.
The Fridinger brothers have a strong day as Caleb wins 6-1, 6-1 and Luke wins 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches. Jeffery Deng gets the win in the No. 4 singles spot with a 6-1, 6-1 final score.
In the doubles matches, Eli Van der sman and Sujay Garlapati won the No. 1 doubles match with a 6-1, 6-2 final score.
The Raptors will get back on the court on Monday, April 22 at 3:30 p.m. as East Ridge heads to Eastview.
White Bear Lake 4, Woodbury 3
It was a nail biter between White Bear Lake and Woodbury on Thursday night, but the Bears went on to win with a 4-3 final score.
White Bear Lake won the No. 1 and No. 4 singles matches, but the Royals earned the wins at No. 2 and 3 singles. Dylan Pham finished with a 6-1, 6-1 win in the No. 2 singles, while Aman Koul ended the day at No. 3 singles with a 6-0, 6-0 final score.
In the doubles matches, Nate Saffold and Logan Gittins won the No. 2 doubles match with a 6-1, 6-2 final score. The Bears took the wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles matches to grab that one-point lead and victory.
The Royals will head to in-town rival East Ridge on Tuesday, April 23 at 3:30 p.m.
East Ridge 7, Roseville 0
The East Ridge boys tennis team took advantage of a beautiful day on Tuesday as the Raptors swept Roseville 7-0 to earn their third straight win of the season.
Out of all seven matches, there were zero that went into the third set. Caleb Fridinger started off the day with a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles and his brother, Luke Fridinger, earned the 6-2, 6-0 victory at No. 2 singles.
Adam Ryerse had a strong day with a 6-2, 6-3 final score at No. 3 singles and Jeffrey Deng rounded out the singles matches with a 6-1, 7-5 win at No. 4 singles.
The dominating performances carried into the doubles matches as Eli Van der sman and Sujay Garlapati earned the 6-3, 6-3 victory at No. 1 doubles.
Kevin Chen and Srujan Miryala had a strong match at No. 2 doubles with a 6-3, 6-0 final score. Jakub Belik and Robert Le rounded out the doubles with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 3 doubles.
The boys will be back on the court at East Ridge on Wednesday, April 17 at 4 p.m. as the Raptors take on Wayzata. Then, East Ridge will host Cretin-Derham Hall on Thursday, April 18 to round out the week. The time for Thursday's match is still undetermined.
Woodbury 7, Forest Lake 0
It was a strong day for the Woodbury boys tennis team as the Royals swept Forest Lake 7-0 on Tuesday afternoon.
In the singles matches, the Royals never went into a third set and dominated each opponent for a comfortable victory. Bogdan Vizoli earned the 6-4, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles, while Ronak Basini ended his No. 2 singles match with a 7-5, 6-2 win.
Aman Koul and Johnny Rajan rounded out the singles matches at the No. 3 and 4 singles spots respectively. Koul won with a 6-1, 6-0 final score and Rajan finished with a 6-2, 7-5 win.
The doubles pairings were just as dominant as Sanketh Kodimala and Dylan Pham lost the first set 6-4, but came back to win 6-2, 6-2 in the last two sets and earn the No. 1 doubles victory.
Riley Schwartzhoff and Nate Saffold earned the 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 2 doubles, while Ethan Wu and Sam Luchsinger won at No. 3 doubles with a 6-4, 6-0 final score.
The Royals hope to carry this momentum as they prepare to travel to White Bear Lake on Thursday, April 18 at 3:30 p.m.