Storm Lake boys tennis

SL’s Steffen drops pair of matches in 1A state tennis tournament

Storm Lake junior Josh Steffen participated in the Class 1A state singles tennis tournament on Tuesday in Waterloo and was defeated in the first round. Steffen lost to Nathan Brown of Clarinda 6-0, 6-0. Steffen played Roan Martineau of Dubuque Wahlert in the consolation first round and was defeated by scores of 6-0, 6-2 in an elimination match.

SL boys fall to Spirit Lake in Lakes play

Spirit Lake won all six matches in singles play as the Indians cruised to an 8-1 win over Storm Lake in a Lakes Conference boys tennis match on Monday in Okoboji. Josh Steffen had the closest match in singles as he fell 8-6 at No. 1. Agustin Morales and Joey Rice were each defeated 8-1 while Brian Tello, Owen Stansberry […]

Spirit Lake too much for SL boys netters

Spirit Lake won five of the six matches in singles and took all three doubles bouts to come away with an 8-1 win over Storm Lake in a Lakes Conference dual meet on Tuesday in Storm Lake. Josh Steffen was the lone winner for Storm Lake as he prevailed 10-5 at No. 1 singles. Yeeshai Valdivia, Agustin Morales and Joey […]

Storm Lake girls win tennis season debut, boys come up short to F.D. St. Edmond

Storm Lake won five of the six matches in singles and took all three doubles matches as the Tornadoes opened their girls tennis season with an 8-1 win over Fort Dodge St. Edmond on Monday in Storm Lake. Kazao Vang won her match 8-1 at No. 1 singles. Shannon Henry prevailed 8-5 at No. 3 and Morgan Sievert won 8-4 […]

SL boys return one starter on rebuilding tennis team


Storm Lake was hit hard by graduation as the Tornadoes lost five of their top six varsity boys tennis players from a year ago. However, a state qualifier is returning in Josh Steffen. “Josh is our top returner,” Storm Lake coach Sam Lipps said. “He was a state qualifier in his first season as a sophomore. He played the No. […]

LeMars too much for SL netters in substate meet

LeMars won four of the six matches in singles and needed only one victory in double to secure the team win and the seventh-ranked Bulldogs got it at No. 3 as they ended Storm Lake’s boys tennis season with a 5-2 win in a Class 1A preliminary substate match last Saturday in Storm Lake. Storm Lake got singles wins from […]

Three Storm Lake players advance to state tennis meet

Jaylen Saengchanpheng and Kevin Lopez were district champions at No. 1 doubles and Josh Steffen was a district runner-up at No. 1 singles, and all three Storm Lake players advanced to the state tennis tournament after a Class 1A district meet on Wednesday in Spencer. Saengchanpheng and Lopez won 7-5, 6-2 in the finals to punch their ticket to state. […]

SL boys serve up win over Cherokee

Storm Lake won four of the six matches in singles play as the Tornadoes went on to defeat Cherokee 6-3 on Monday. Jaylen Saengchanpheng was a 6-3, 6-2 winner at No. 1 while Kevin Lopez prevailed 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2. Josh Steffen won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 and Leo Vang won 6-4, 6-4 at No. 5. In doubles, […]

Storm Lake boys, girls netters drop matches to Lakes rival Spencer

Spencer won four of the six matches in singles as the Tigers went on to defeat Storm Lake 6-3 in a Lakes Conference boys dual meet last Thursday in Storm Lake. Kevin Lopez won his singles match at No. 2 6-3, 6-3 while Josh Steffen prevailed 7-5, 7-5 at No. 3 singles. Lopez and Jaylen Saengchanpheng teamed up for a […]

SL boys serve up win, girls fall to Spirit Lake

Storm Lake won five of the six matches in singles as the Tornadoes went on to defeat Spirit Lake 7-2 in a Lakes Conference boys tennis match on Monday in Spirit Lake. Jaylen Saengchanpheng was a 6-3, 6-1 winner at No. 1 singles while Kevin Lopez won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2. Josh Steffen prevailed 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3. […]