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NHS boys end tennis season at district meet

Published: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 11:06 a.m. CDT

WEST DES MOINES — Last Thursday, Newton’s boys concluded their tennis season at a Class 2A district tournament hosted by West Des Moines Valley High School.

Chas Antle opened the single-elimination tournament with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 win over Des Moines North’s Calvin Lovan in singles play. Antle lost, 6-1, 6-1, to Noah Ridgeway of Valley in his second match of the day.

Joe Stammeyer followed the same pattern for the Cardinals in the singles division. He logged a 6-2, 6-4 win over Nick Lovan of Des Moines Norththen dropped a 6-0, 6-0 decision to Valley’s Shaan Madhan.

In doubles play, Jon Vitek and Ben Van Dalen lost to Southeast Polk’s Joe Barternes and Nate Salzburg, 6-3, 7-5. Newton’s Brian Jones and Alex Cron went three sets but lost to Des Moines North’s Tim Hanson and Ben Dolan, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.