Ram Tennis Showed Composure in Close Win Over Harlan

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Last night seven out of the nine varsity matches won were within three games. A close meet to say the least but the Rams dug deep and defeated the Harlan Cyclones 5-4 on the road. Alex Chekal continued his dominant streak at the number one singles spot for Glenwood. Chekal defeated Senior Isaac Stitz of Harlan 10-3. Senior Ram Sam Lauritsen’s experience showed in his singles match. Lauritsen was down 9-8 (going to ten) before coming back and getting the win over Alec Plagman in a tiebreaker 11-10 (7-5). Adam Konfrst and Carter Benson both won their matches 11-9 after being down most of their matches. Heading into doubles the Rams were up 4-2. At the number one spot Harlan’s Isaac Stitz and Alec Plagman pulled of a huge upset 7-10 over Lauritsen and Konfrst to make the team score 4-3 overall. Glenwood’s number two doubles team of Alex Chekal and Kris Mintle won 10-5 over Josh Cheek and Kaleb Kaster to secure the team victory.  



  1. Alex Chekal 10-3 Isaac Stitz

  2. Sam Lauritsen 11-10 (7-5) Alec Plagman

  3. Adam Konfrst 11-9 Josh Cheek

  4. Kris Mintle 9-11 Kaleb Kaster

  5. Carter Benson 11-9 Johnny Cheek

  6. Josh Ruth 8-10 Caleb Rasmussen


  1. Lauritsen/Konfrst 7-10 Stitz/Plagman

  2. Chekal/Mintle 10-5 Cheek/Kaster

  3. Benson/Ruth 7-10 Rasmussen/Cheek


I was proud of the team after defeating the Cyclones 5-4. Harlan is a strong team from top to bottom and will be tough when the conference tournament comes around. The win marks Glenwood’s 16th straight regular season victory (11 straight 2016 and 5 straight 2017) and the win didn’t come easy. When the team’s back was against the wall the boys stepped up and got the wins they needed to start their season off at 5-0.


Next up for Glenwood will be Thomas Jefferson on Thursday in Glenwood. The time has changed to 3:30.