Varsity plays Southwest in a prime-time 6:00 p.m. match at Baseline Tennis Center at the University of Minnesota. This is a great location for watching a tennis match, and the City Championship is on the line. Let’s have a big crowd of Miller supporters for this one!
The Washburn varsity tennis team is off and running into this 2017 season. With a record of 4-5 they currently own as many losses as last year (17-5) but the future looks to be bright. “We have a much tougher schedule this season and have played elite competition so far” coach Ryan Hoag, who returns for his ninth season as head coach explains. Highlights of the season thus far were big victories over conference rival Minneapolis Southwest and Elk River. Four seniors and six juniors lead the way. The team looks to continue to improve these next few weeks and attempt to become the first ever Minneapolis public school to win six consecutive outright conference championships.
Congratulations to the varsity tennis team for capturing their 5th straight conference championship and for the JV for capturing their 6th straight! Come support the Millers as they try to go 5 for 5 in Twin Cities Championships against St Paul Harding at Inner City Tennis (Reed Sweatt) next Monday (5/16) at 3:45 pm!
Washburn Varsity Coach, Ryan Hoag on MN Prep Spotlight. Click here to learn more about Coach Hoag, his coaching philosophy and the Washburn Tennis team.
Thomas Leicester stepped into the singles lineup for the first time this season and lead the team to a convincing victory against Minneapolis South. Washburn won without dropping a set. Senior Evan Walker picked up his first varsity win at third doubles.
The Washburn tennis team faced stiff competition this weekend in a flighted tournament in Rochester. Competing in the tournament were five teams ranked in top 10 of state. Rochester Mayo finished first while Minnetonka and Mounds View (defending state champ) rounded out the top three. Washburn finished fifth, ahead of #7 ranked Lakeville South in the 8 team field. The Millers can clinch their fifth consecutive conference championship this week with a win over Minneapolis South on Tuesday.
Washburn moves to 10-3 with a hard fought win over Holy Family. Despite missing players due to injury, Washburn managed a close 4-3 victory over Holy Family Friday. Rafa Malewicz led the way with a convincing victory in singles. Washburn now sets its sights on today’s tournament in Rochester.
Led by senior Andy Pulkrabek’s last conference match, the Millers ran their consecutive conference streak to 27 straight victories over a five year span with their convincing 7-0 victory over previously undefeated Minneapolis Edison. See Minnesota Prep Spotlight video highlighting Washburn Players Andy Pulkrabek & Rafa Malewicz. Click here to watch Washburn spotlight.