Chan Tennis - Gunwall

Konner Gunwall, eighth grader for Chanhassen, advanced to the third round of the Section 2AA Individual Tournament May 24.

Konner Gunwall reached the third round of the Section 2AA Individual Tennis Tournament May 24 at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.

Chanhassen's top singles player won his first match 7-5, 6-0, over an opponent from Eden Prairie.

In a rematch with Nick Pries of Chaska in the second round, Gunwall earned his second win of the series, a 6-2, 6-4 decision.

Gunwall lost in his third match to an opponent from Orono, which sent both singles players and a doubles team to the May 28 Section 2AA Final Four from the north sub-section.

Also playing for the Storm were Josh Katof in singles, and Irwin Montalvo, Theo Kakacek, Grant Schaeferle, and Henry Hace in doubles.

In addition to Pries, a first-round winner for Chaska, senior Zed Teh was in singles and Donny Dorholt and Michael Sween, also seniors, were in doubles.

For Minnetonka, Kevin Thomas won his first two rounds, losing in the semifinals to top seed John Kasner from Orono in a close match 6-4, 6-0.

Doubles teams Chris Lund and Matt Lasprick fell 6-4, 6-3 to Orono, while Any Longval and Hari Chidambaram won their first match before dropping a 6-4, 6-3 decision to a team from Eden Prairie.


Two Southwest Christian singles players notched first-round victories in the Section 2A Individual Tournament at Reed Sweatt Family Tennis Center May 24 in south Minneapolis.

CJ Velgersdyk topped Holy Family Catholic's Nick Blood 6-0, 6-0 with Max Schmidt defeating Jack Schaefer 6-2, 6-0 of the Fire. Both Stars players lost in the second round to players from Mound-Westonka.

Velgersdyk lost in three sets 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, while Schmidt was defeated in 12 games. Southwest Christian coach Gary Schmidt said Velgersdyk's match "could have gone either way."

Competing in doubles were Anders and Bergen Rosdahl and Connor Galloway and Caleb Denney for Southwest Christian. The Rosdahls lost in a hard-fought match 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, while Galloway and Denney won seven games in the two sets.

Playing doubles for Holy Family Catholic were seniors Ben Charpentier and Chris Carlton (lost 7-5, 6-2) and Quinn Pausche and Rory Johnson (lost 6-1, 6-3).


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