Redwood Valley’s Rikard Wilkens takes second in Class A state tennis

At the point when the Minnesota young men secondary school state tennis competition reached an end June 7, Rikard Wilkens of Redwood Valley High School exited with a moment place decoration in Class A.

Having folded through the competition and into the finals, Wilkens went head to head against Parker Law who had additionally effectively moved through the competition to get to the Class A finals.

At last, Law would guarantee the title with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph over Wilkens.

As indicated by Justin Timm, Redwood Valley young men tennis head mentor, Wilkens played very well in general all through the competition having vanquished the number three seed in the elimination rounds coordinate by a 6-1, 6-0 score. He at that point entered the finals coordinate against a player Timm portrayed as an “experienced” adversary.

“Richard played one of his best matches in the final, but Parker Law showed his experience and skill winning 6-1, 6-1. The match was much closer than the final score, nearly every game went 30-40 or deuce,” said Timm. “Law is exceptionally amazing and long. He is 6′6″ and exceptionally talented. The two players spoke to Class A well and played with incredible balance and class. Notwithstanding the score (Wilkens) played hard and the minute was not very huge for him, Law is only an incredible player with senior experience that played well and doubtful his best match of the competition. Richard made him raise his dimension significantly further.”

Timm included for him it has been one of the treats of his vocation to mentor Wilkens.

“He is a class act. Several parents and fellow coaches as well as fans and players commented on how he plays tennis the right way, always giving great effort and showing respect for the game and for his opponents,” said Timm. “We are happy to have had such an incredible involvement with him and wish him the good luck later on.”