Owatonna Tennis looks to continue success

Cade Woltman, Writer

After losing their season last year due to COVID-19, Owatonna Boys Tennis is eager to get back on the court. After finishing third in the section in 2019, they are looking to finish the same if not better this year. Since their season opener against Mankato East, Owatonna Boys Tennis has yet to be defeated with not a single position losing a match. The team stands at five wins and zero losses, winning each of their matches with a 7-0 sweep. 

Owatonna Boys Tennis has seven new individuals seeing varsity play for the first time. Senior Connor Whalen, said, “We have a lot of new players and we don’t know their strengths and weaknesses yet.” The team has a lot of depth but with little to no varsity experience.  TheCaptains for the team are seniors Caleb Schuler, Lincoln Maher and sophomore Maclean Pilcher.


Owatonna Boys Tennis is built around great leadership. Maher said, “Our depth is one of our strengths.” With their young core and upperclassman leadership throughout the years, Owatonna Boys Tennis is bound to be in good hands for a while. Tennis takes a lot of skill and the boys have lots of it. With a great finish two years ago, Owatonna Boys Tennis is looking to make a run during the 2021 season. Maher said, “I hope that our team will finish first in the Big 9 this season, we have a lot of potential.” The team is 35-0 through the first five matches this season is an unbelievable start. The team has a tough schedule this season with upcoming matches against Rochester Century and Rochester Mayo. 

With Owatonna Boys Tennis’s great depth and skill, there is no doubt that they will pick up right where they left off two years ago. With their young core and great upperclassmen leadership, they are destined to make a push for first place in the Big 9 Conference. Next game is Saturday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m. at Owatonna High School.