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Netters fall to Amery, ECM

River Falls’ No. 4 singles player Anders Olson returns a shot against Eau Claire Memorial’s Tommy Peterson in the Cats' 7-0 loss to the Old Abes Tuesday, May 7, in River Falls. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia

After picking up two points in a non-conference loss to Amery Monday, May 6, the Wildcat boys' tennis team ended the regular season with a 7-0 loss to 24-time Big Rivers Conference champion Eau Claire Memorial Tuesday, May 7, at the high school courts.

Chris Beadles posted a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 4 singles Monday against Amery and Alexander Koehn and Paul Lindall squeaked out a 7-6 (7), 5-7, 10-8 win at No. 2 doubles but Amery held off the Cats for the 5-2 team win.

Hayden Rock and Indigo Meads came close to picking up a third point for the Cats at No. 3 doubles but came up short, 6-3, 5-7, 10-8.

The Wildcats had a tougher time against perennial BRC powerhouse Eau Claire Memorial one day later. Derick Graves managed to win two games at No. 2 singles in a 6-1, 6-1 loss and Matthew Chapin and Jack Dehne at No. 1 doubles, and Koehn and Lindall at No. 2 doubles, lost by identical 6-1, 6-0 scores but that's as close as the Wildcat could get.

Next up for the Cats is the WIAA Subsectional Monday, May 20, in Eau Claire.

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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