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Boys Tennis: East Ridge stays undefeated, Woodbury falls to White Bear Lake

Thursday

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.

Tuesday

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.

Brian Mozey

I am the sports writer for the Woodbury Bulletin and South Washington County Bulletin. I'm a graduate from the Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Iowa State University and have always had a passion for sports since a young age. Whether it was watching or playing sports, I always knew sports would be in my career. I've been born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis and look forward to continuing to learn more about the Woodbury and Cottage Grove area throughout my time in this position. 

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