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Boys Tennis: East Ridge finishes regular season 16-4

The East Ridge Raptors boys tennis team had its last regular season match on Tuesday against the Harding Knights. The Raptors came out with the 5-2 victory to end the regular season with a 16-4 record.

The singles players for East Ridge had a strong outing with a complete sweep against the Knights. Every singles match ended in two straight sets, except for one finishing in the third set.

The Raptors were led by their No. 1 and No. 2 singles players with dominating performances against Harding. Elias Ramirez, the No. 1 player, completed his match with a 6-3, 6-1 win, while Caleb Fridinger, the No. 2 player, didn't allow his opponent to win a single game with a 6-0, 6-0 finish.

East Ridge will have Wednesday off before the Raptors start the 3AA sectionals tournament. The team had a first round bye since they were the No. 1 seed in the tournament.

The East Ridge Raptors will take on South Saint Paul High School on Thursday, May 17 at 3:30 p.m. in the East Ridge High School tennis courts.

Harding vs. East Ridge Results


No. 1: Elias Ramirez (East Ridge) defeats Tou Ger Xiong (Harding) 6-3, 6-1

No. 2: Caleb Fridinger (East Ridge) defeats Ge Lee (Harding) 6-0, 6-0

No. 3: Luke Fridinger (East Ridge) defeats Ashton Adesoro (Harding) 6-4, 6-3

No. 4: Jeffrey Deng (East Ridge) defeats Vilai Her (Harding) 6-0, 2-6, 6-1


No. 1: Dang Lee / Alex Moua (Harding) defeats Sujay Garlapati / Filippo Ugolotti (East Ridge) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

No. 2: Subbarao Garlapati / Eli van der Sman (East Ridge) defeats Meng Vang / Tou Yang (Harding) 6-4, 7-6

No. 3: Filip Belik / Eric Duliere (East Ridge) defeats Jerusalem Thao / Douaneng Lor (Harding) 6-3, 7-6

Brian Mozey

I am the sports writer for the Woodbury Bulletin and South Washington County Bulletin. I'm a graduate from the Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Iowa State University and have always had a passion for sports since a young age. Whether it was watching or playing sports, I always knew sports would be in my career. I've been born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis and look forward to continuing to learn more about the Woodbury and Cottage Grove area throughout my time in this position. 

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