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RF netters open with win

River Falls' William Tuchtenhagen follows through on a return in his 6-3, 6-2 victory over Eau Claire North's Henry Thao at No. 2 singles in the Wildcat's 5-2 victory over the Huskies Thursday, April 12, in River Falls. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia

River Falls swept all four singles matches and picked up a win at No. 1 doubles to post a 5-2 victory over Eau Claire North in Big Rivers Conference boys' tennis action in River Falls Thursday, April 12.

It was the first match of the season for the Wildcats after their first three matches were cancelled.

William Tuchtenhagen made quick work of his opponent at No. 2 singles with a 6-3, 6-2 victory and the No. 1 doubles team of Matthew Chapin and Sawyer Olsen won by an identical score over before Hunter Squire at No. 3 singles, and Derick Graves at No. 4, both earned 6-4, 7-5 victories.

After losing his opening set, 3-6, at No. 1 singles, Matthew Meyers dropped just two games the rest of the match while taking the next two sets, 6-2, 6-0, for the Wildcat's fifth point of the day.

Paul Lindall and Hunter Charles played tough in a 6-4, 5-7, 4-6 loss at the No. 2 doubles position while Chris Beadles and Indigo Meads lost 3-6, 6-7, at No. 3.

Weather permitting, the Wildcats are scheduled to visit Baldwin-Woodville for a nonconference match Monday, April 16.

Bob Burrows

Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.

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