Cyclones make a racket at H-10 boys tennis meet
RED OAK -- On April 19, the Harlan Community boys tennis team lost a 9-0 dual meet decision at Glenwood that dropped its season record to 3-4 overall.
Three weeks and five dual wins later, the Cyclones are a much stronger team in May and the results bore that out at Tuesday’s Hawkeye Ten Conference Boys Tennis Tournament in Red Oak.
Highlighted by Josh Cheek and Kaleb Kaster placing first in the number two doubles bracket, HCHS finished sixth or higher in all four divisions, won two out of three head-to-head matches vs. Glenwood and placed second to the Rams in the final team standings.
Glenwood earned the team title with 24 points, followed by HCHS (20), Lewis Central (18) and St. Albert (16). All four schools claimed a champion in the meet, which was postponed by rain 24 hours.
The Cyclones, who scored three points to place 10th out of 11 teams at last year’s Hawkeye Ten Tournament, secured their highest conference finish since tying for first in 2005.