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Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Lansing, Esker reach tennis semifinals

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WATERLOO - Jon Lansing and Charlie Esker of Xavier won both of their  doubles matches Friday at the Class 1A state tennis tournament Friday  at the Byrnes Park Tennis Center in Waterloo.

Lansing and Esker, who are the No. 1 seeds in the doubles competition,  whipped a team from Ballard, 6-2, 6-0 in the opening round. The Saints  then topped their opponents from Spencer by the identical score of  6-2, 6-0.

Lansing and Esker will face the No. 4 seeds from Glenwood in the  semifinals Saturday morning. The final round is scheduled for Saturday  afternoon.

Alex Hinrichs and Ryan Jasper of Xavier lost in the first round of the  doubles competition to the No. 2 seeds from Waverly-Shell Rock, 6-2,  6-3.

Hinrichs and Jasper rebounded with two victories in the consolation  bracket and are still alive for fifth place at the state tournament.  They beat a team from Creston, 6-4, 6-2, and topped a team from  Maharishi in a tiebreaker.

 
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