SouthtownStar’s boys tennis notes

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The odd match of the week had to go to Argo’s Tarik Abdullah’s 0-6, 6-0, 6-1 victory over Oak Forest’s Ed Young on Thursday.

“The kid from Oak Forest came out guns blazing,” Argo coach Bill Toulois said. “But Tarik was awesome after that. He’s a grinder.”

That win helped the Argonauts to a 3-2 victory over the Bengals.

Abdullah plans to play tennis at Dominican University next season.

Saturday’s Lincoln-Way Central Invitational will include Peoria Richwoods, Bloomington and LaSalle-Peru.

Coach Jacob Riebe, whose team played in Troy this past weekend, said he likes playing teams from around the state.

“I value the ability to play across the state in Troy and then having teams from throughout at our place to give our players a taste of the talent in tennis across the state. The ability to play these teams will only improve our games.” he said.

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