BHS boys tennis: Bemidji tops Grand Rapids 4-3
A revamped Bemidji High tennis team swept the four singles matches Thursday to shade Grand Rapids 4-3 on the losers courts and raised its record to 11-2.
It concludes its regular season today in a triangular at Fergus Falls with Moorhead as the third team.
Sam Weaver was extended to three sets at No. 1 singles but prevailed 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in what turned out to be the deciding match.
Ben Holter, Ryan Rude and Adam Holter won in straight sets.
Bemidji extended the No. 1 doubles before bowing and lost at No. 2 and 3 in straight sets.
Two of the doubles regulars were unable to play due to the choir concert Thursday night.
Bemidji also won the lone exhibition match.
The JV was not fortunate, dropping a 5-2 decision with the Rapids sweeping three singles matches and dividing the four doubles.
The reserves dropped to 4-5
GRAND RAPIDS 3
Sam Weaver, Bem. defeated Kristian Bjerk 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Ben Holter, Bem. defeated Jared Sherman 6-4, 6-2
Ryan Rude, Bem. defeated Conner Hoolihan 6-1, 6-0
Adam Holter, Bem. defeated Ryan Dumm 6-0, 6-3
Sean Sherman and Brice Becker, GR defeated Aaron Johnson and Justin Byers 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Logan Tatter and Charlie Roy, GR defeated Aaron Eickhorst and Josh Pierce 7-6 (7-2), 6-1
Evan Peterson and Eric Steffanson, GR defeated Josh Pierce and Wes Rogers 6-4, 6-3
Levi Rickert and Joey Wood, Bem. defeated Dan Emerson and Austin Stefanich 8-4
GRAND RAPIDS 5
Joe Weeks lost 6-1
Zach Skaar lost 6-1
Sean Nubbe lost 6-0
Hayden Byers and Craig Lindseth won 6-4
John Carpenter and Tim Poulus lost 6-3
Zach Hewitt and Austin Korczak won 6-3
Ben Fultz and Matt Chatterton lost 6-3
(Grand Rapids names unavailable)