TENNIS: BHS takes second in Northwest Quad
CROOKSTON — The Bemidji boys tennis team took second place in this season's Northwest Quad meet, held Thursday at Crookston High School.
The Lumberjacks took second place with 11 points, behind winner Thief River Falls (15 points). Host Crookston had 10 points and East Grand Forks 6.
"We felt that we would battle Thief River Falls for the title and that's pretty much how it turned out," head coach Mark Fodness said. "We lost a couple of matches to Crookston that I felt we could have won and a couple to TRF that we had a chance to flip in our direction."
None of the Bemidji singles or doubles teams scored the maximum three points in the tournament.
At No. 1 singles Matt Hokanson went 2-1, losing only to East Grand Forks' Ty Misialek. Sam Howard also went 2-1 at No. 3 singles, losing to Thief River Falls' Ethan Johnson.
The No. 2 doubles team of Kole Pankow and Garret Atteberry and the No. 3 team of Evan White and Rocky Copiskey each went 2-1; both teams lost to Crookston doubles teams.
"It was a good battle overall, and shows how important a few matches can be in this type of tournament," Fodness said. "It will be good motivation for us to be ready to play TRF and Crookston in head-to-head matches."
The Lumberjacks are scheduled to take on Brainerd in a dual meet today in Brainerd.
at Thief River Falls
Thief River Falls 15, Bemidji 11, Crookston 10, East Grand Forks 6
No. 1 singles: Matt Hokanson (B) def. AJ Biermaier (C) 6-0, 6-3; Ty Misialek (EGF) def. Hokanson 6-1, 6-1; Hokanson def. Hunter Blowers (TRF) 6-4, 7-5.
No. 2 singles: Noah Holter def. Andy Gregg (C) 6-4, 6-1; Zach Stew (EGF) def. Holter 6-2, 6-2; Jorde Hutton (TRF) def. Holter 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)
No. 3 singles: Sam Howard (B) def. Elijah Phaiah (C) 7-5, 6-3; Howard def. Dane Rhen (EGF) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2); Ethan Johnson (TRF) def. Howard 6-4, 6-4.
No. 4 singles: Spencer Konecne (B) def. Peyton Becnndad (EGF) 6-3, 7-5; Jordan Bengtson (C) def. Konecne 6-1, 6-3; Brady Nessen (TRF) def. Konecne 6-1, 6-4.
No. 1 doubles: Gabe Heifort/Robert Treuer (B) def. Ben Campos/Jacob Cote (EGF) 6-2, 6-3; Bobby Tiedemann/Matt Garmen (C) def. Heifort/Treuer 6-1, 6-0; Devin Hutton/Isaac Olson (TRF) def. Heifort/Treuer 6-2, 6-4.
No. 2 doubles: Kole Pankow/Garrett Atteberry (B) def. John Gander/Hunter Zeman (EGF) 6-3, 6-4; Kal Salentiny/Jacob Roesch (C) def. Pankow/Atteberry 6-3, 6-2; Pankow/Atteberry def. Isaac Dvergsten/Nick Ohkka (TRF) 6-1, 6-2.
No. 3 doubles: Evan White/Rocky Copiskey (B) def. Matt Cummings/Cody Nelson (EGF) 7-5, 6-2; White/Copiskey def. Mike Magnasson/Cole Gillespie (TRF) 7-5, 7-5; Ian Johnson/Adam Erickson (C) def. White/Copiskey 6-4, 4-6, 7-3.