Grant Nikseresht won the opening singles match for the Glenwood boys tennis team, and that was it as Red Oak won the five singles matches and swept the doubles matches for an 8-1 Hawkeye 10 Conference tennis victory last Monday.
Nikseresht led wire-to-wire in his 10-6 victory over Eduardo Sokolnik, a foreign exchange student from Brazil.
“Grant played a great match and was very calm as he picked up an important district win,” said Glenwood coach Jim Tucker.
Tucker felt his team’s lack of experience showed in its first dual of the year.
“We started two freshmen (Ryan Hansen and Ryan Stivers) who got a taste of Hawkeye 10 varsity tennis and lost to some more experienced players. They will be fine after they get a few matches under their belts.”
Red Oak 8,
No. 1 - Grant Nikseresht, G, defeated Eduardo Sokolnik, R, 10-6.
No. 2 - Conrad Metz, R, defeated Skylar Schmidt, G, 10-4.
No. 3 - Matt Goracke, R, defeated Dillon Stane, G, 10-8.
No. 4 - Brandon Updegrove, R, defeated Ryan Hansen, G, 10-1.
No. 5 - Craig White, R, defeated Andrew Cronk, G, 10-5.
No. 6 - Dylan Anderson, R, defeated Grant Stivers, G, 10-2.
No. 1 - Sokolnik/Metz, R, defeated Nikseresht/Schmidt, G, 8-2.
No. 2 - Goracke/Updegrove, R, defeated Stane/Hansen, G, 8-5.
No. 3. White/Anderson, R, defeated Cronk/Stivers, G, 8-4.