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CLEAR LAKE – Joe Lee engraved his name here in the history books of tennis in St. Louis on Saturday afternoon. Edmond.

Lee won his first individual singles title at the North Central Conference, bringing Gaele to second place. Clear Lake won the team crown with 27 points, while St. Edmond had 20. Webster City, Iowa Falls-Alden and Hampton-Dumont / CAL rounded out the standings.

Lucas Kornder and Tyler Rossmanith placed second in the doubles game, while Sam Myer and Elias Kolacia finished fourth.

Lee, the first seed, knocked down Jackson Gerhardt of Clear Lake in the final. He dropped just two games in three games, beating his opponents 24-2.

“I am extremely honored,” said Lee. “I think the whole team played great and exceeded expectations. They worked hard and progressed in two months. I was very pleased with my performance. I think I served well and that helped me get through three matches.

“I’m looking forward to playing in the districts on Monday and I hope to qualify for the state.”

Kornder and Rossmanith won 9-7 in the first round and 8-3 in the semifinals. Meyer and Kolacia reached the semifinals with a score of 2-2 that day. Casten Wacholtz also played in the singles competition, falling to fourth and finishing in the draw.

“I was pleased with the game we had, in many of our guys’ first first post-season tournament games,” SEHS head coach Joe Perry said. “Both of our teams in pairs fought through some difficult points for placement as well as those. He will have to repeat it, but also correct some mistakes for the district meeting on Monday. “

St. Edmond will head to Spencer for a Class 1A county meeting with Cherokee, Estherville-LC, LeMars, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Spencer, Spirit Lake-Okoboji and Storm Lake.

Carter Koeppen of Webster City finished fifth in the singles competition, while Jayden Wibholm and Zach Dyvig were seventh in doubles.

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