The Free Press, Mankato, MN


June 5, 2014

Cannella remains alive in Class AA state tennis

MINNEAPOLIS — The first round of the state boys tennis tournament was great most of the area's players on Thursday. The second round ... not so much.

In Class A, a pair of doubles teams and a singles players each won their first-round matches. After the quarterfinals, however, each was ousted from the tournament.

In Class AA singles, Dominic Cannella of Mankato East/Loyola is still standing. The sophomore lost his opening match to Isaac Toivonen of Red Wing 6-1, 6-2.

Cannella rebounded in the consolation quarterfinals, defeating Austin Anderson of White Bear Lake 4-6, 6-3, (10-2). Cannella plays Sam Hochberger of Maple Grove at 8 a.m. Friday in the consolation semifinals.

In Class A singles, Waseca's John Lewer was victorious in his first match. He avenged a loss from earlier in the season with a 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 over Duncan Hart of Mounds Park Academy. Lewer was eliminated in the next round 6-2, 6-1 by Arend Turner of Mound Westonka.

In Class A doubles, the St. Peter duo of Matt Huber and Zeke Haugen defeated Scott Perunovich and Jake Jolowsky of Hibbing 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 in the first round and then lost 6-0, 6-0 to David Turlington and Nico Villarraga of Rochester Lourdes.

Also in Class A doubles, the St. James tandem of Connor Olson and John Foss won 5-7, 7-4, 6-2 over Mitchell Weisser and Dalton Werckman of Foley before losing 6-1, 6-0 to Joey Skaudis and Tom Prittinen of Virginia.

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