Viking tennis triumphant on home court

John Muus


Justin Goldstein gets ready to serve while his double’s partner Collin Berglund is ready for the return in their match against Cloquet. The dynamic duo won the match in a two set tiebreaker to lead the Vikings to the win over the Lumberjacks. 
Staff photo/Laurie Johnson Justin Goldstein gets ready to serve while his double’s partner Collin Berglund is ready for the return in their match against Cloquet. The dynamic duo won the match in a two set tiebreaker to lead the Vikings to the win over the Lumberjacks. Staff photo/Laurie Johnson The Cook County High School boys’ varsity tennis team hosted Cloquet-Esko-Carlton and Duluth Denfeld at the Cook County public tennis courts last Tuesday and Wednesday, May 15 and 16. They put together a strong effort, defeating both teams, 4-3. After losing several close matches this season, the Vikings are gaining momentum and confidence at the right time.

Senior captain and No. 1 singles player David Bergstrom and No. 2 singles player Lars Scannell continued to lead the Vikings with their strong play, but the win over Cloquet came down to the No. 1 doubles match where Justin Goldstein and Collin Berglund (CCHS) won two set tie-breakers, 7-6(8), 7-6(5), to clinch the victory for the Vikings. Eighth-grader Pete Summers also won for the Vikings at No. 4 singles.

The Vikings won all four singles matches against Duluth Denfeld on May 16, to clinch the team victory. Winning for the Vikings were David Bergstrom, Lars Scannell, Jamie Wick (No.3 singles) and Pete Summers.

The CCHS boys’ tennis team traveled to Virginia, MN for a section quarterfinal match against the second seed, Virginia H.S. Virginia won the match, 5-2, with the Vikings getting wins from Lars Scannell (No. 2 singles) and Pete Summers (No. 4 singles). David Bergstrom suffered his first loss of the season at No. 1 singles, 6-2,1-6, 10-5 (tiebreaker).

The Vikings traveled to Duluth to compete in the Section 7A Individual Tournament Tuesday and Wednesday, May 22 and 23, respectively.

Viking Scoreboard

Cook County versus Cloquet-Esko-Carlton results:
#1 Singles David Bergstrom W 6-4,6-1
#2 Singles Lars Scannell W 6-1,0-6,6-3
#3 Singles Jamie Wick L 6-4,6-2
#4 Singles Pete Summers W 6-1,2-6,6-2
#1 Doubles Justin Goldstein/Collin Berglund W 7-6(8), 7-6(5)
Cook County versus Duluth Denfeld results:
#1 Singles David Bergstrom W 6-0,6-0
#2 Singles Lars Scannell W 6-0,6-1
#3 Singles Jamie Wick W 6-1,6-2
#4 Singles Pete Summers W 6-1,6-1
#1 Doubles Justin Goldstein/Collin Berglund L 6-2,6-4
#2 Doubles Will Seaton/Lucas Phillips L 6-0,6-0
Cook County versus Virginia – section playoffs-results:
#1 Singles David Bergstrom L 6-2,1-6,10-5
#2 Singles Lars Scannell W 6-1,6-1
#3 Singles Jamie Wick L 6-1,6-0
#4 Singles Pete Summers W 6-3,7-5
#1 Doubles Justin Goldstein/Collin Berglund L 6-3,6-1
#2 Doubles Will Seaton/Lucas Phillips L 6-0,6-0


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