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MHS boys tennis records 2 exhibition wins during the Minot Jamboree

Though rainy weather thwarted the initial Minot Jamboree schedule, the Minot High boys tennis team was able to get on the courts for two matches Friday at Hammond Park.

Even with a new, young crew, the Magicians recorded two wins against West Region teams. Minot High defeated Century and Williston 3-2.

“We knew going into today we would have some good and bad with a number of boys playing their first varsity match, but the good outweighed the bad,” Magi head coach Scott DeLorme said. “Today is a day we use every year to simply assess what we need to improve on and those areas will help us in practice.”

Against Century, Minot recorded a singles win and two doubles wins. Ridge Jaeger defeated Korey Rennich in straight sets. Doubles pair Jack Wolsky and Aiden Diehl defeated Century’s Jaxon Wetzel and Gabe Elhardt in straight sets.

Varsity newcomers Zach Renaud and Cole Murray went to three sets with Century’s Caleb Wanner and Connor Stockert. Century claimed set one, 6-7. The Magi came back to win sets two and three, 6-1 and 10-5.

Freshman Hunter Rice recorded his first varsity win against Williston’s Kade Elwess in straight sets. The Magicians recorded their second and third match points against Williston in doubles.

“Every kid in our lineup today contributed with a win in either singles or doubles and that’s a good sign at the depth we potentially have,” DeLorme said.

The Magicians return to the court today for the Minot Round Robin. All teams from the West Region will be playing at various locations around Minot starting at 9 a.m.

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