After dropping its season-opening match 4-3, the Ripon High School boys’ tennis team turned the tables last week Thursday.

It defeated Wayland Academy by the same score in Beaver Dam.

“The varsity [team] played some impressive tennis,” Ripon head coach Jenna Rengo said. “We had been working on moving our feet and getting to the balls at practice [and it showed].”

The biggest example of the practice paying off for the first-year Tiger head coach came at No. 3 singles, where Bjorn Hauge defeated his counterpart 6-0, 6-4.

“The highlight of the match for me was watching Bjorn get pulled out wide and get that ball back in play, only to have his opponent hit the ball mid court,” Rengo said. “Bjorn dug deep, did not give up, and got to the ball barely over the net, much to the surprise of Wayland. It was awesome to see him stay in the point until he closed it and apply what we had been focusing on at practice.”

Hauge wasn’t the only player/position to impress Rengo in the Tigers’ 4-3 win over Wayland.

Read the full story in the April 17, 2014 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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