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Back end of lineup carries WCHS against Gaels

WCHS No. 4 singles player George Vila slips the ball into an open area during his 10-0 victory against St. Edmond on Tuesday. The Lynx won four singles matches and beat the Gaels, 5-4. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

WEBSTER CITY — St. Edmond controlled play at the top of the lineup, but Webster City’s deeper bench proved beneficial in a season-opening boys’ tennis meet Tuesday afternoon at the Lynx courts.

Webster City’s Nos. 3-6 singles players all picked up victories, as did the No. 3 doubles team, to carry the Lynx to a 5-4 victory over the Gaels.

Chase Black, George Vila, Brody Henderson and Jayden Wibholm all served their way to singles victories to give WCHS a 4-2 advantage entering doubles. St. Edmond responded with wins in the Nos. 1 and 2 bouts, but the team of Vila and Walter Moreira cruised in the No. 3 match to clinch the team win.

Vila swept the Gaels’ Drew Anderson, 10-0, in the No. 4 singles match. Wibholm matched his effort at No. 6 against Casten Wacholz.

Vila and Moreira gave up just one game in a 10-1 romp of Wacholz and Drew Stanek.

Webster City’s Heath Patterson slices a return at St. Edmond’s Lucas Kornder during singles play on Tuesday at the Lynx courts. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

WCHS will travel to Hampton to face HDC today at 4:30 p.m.

WCHS 5, St. Edmond 4

Tuesday at Webster City

Singles

Joseph Li (SE) def. Seth Nelson 10-0; Lucas Kornder (SE) def. Heath Patterson 10-4; Chase Black (WC) def. Emanuel Perry 10-8; George Vila (WC) def. Drew Anderson 10-0; Brody Henderson (WC) def. Drew Stanek 10-3; Jayden Wibholm (WC) def. Casten Wacholz 10-0.

Doubles

Li/Anderson (SE) def. Nelson/Patterson 10-6. Kornder/Perry (SE) def. Black/Henderson 10-5; Vila/Walter Moreira (WC) def. Stanek/Wacholz 10-1.

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