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Bemidji HS boys tennis: Holters team up for second place finish

Adam and Ben Holter combined for second place at first doubles and teammates Levi Richert and Craig Lindseth duplicated that finish at second doubles to lead the Bemidji boys tennis team at Thursday's Northwest Quad hosted by Thief River Falls.

BHS placed third with eight points. Thief River Falls dominated the action and won with 20 points while Crookston was second with 12. East Grand Forks trailed the field with two.

Ben and Adam Holter went 2-1 on the day, downing their Crookston and EGF foes in straight sets but losing to TRF.

Rickert and Lindseth also won two of their three matches but the setback was to Crookston 7-6 (6-1), 6-1. The duo stopped Ben Olson and Tanner Nessen of Thief River Falls 6-4, 6-1 and Ty Misselek and Tommy Lukkesen of EGF 6-0, 7-6.

At third doubles Bemidji's Alec Hess and Jack Boyer posted a 1-2 record, the victory being a 6-3, 6-4 decision over East Grand Forks.

The Lumberjacks placed third at the top three singles spots and were fourth at the other. Kyle Fodness went 1-2 at first singles as did Justin Byers at second and Ben Kloha at third.

Tim Paulus was blanked at fourth singles.

The Jacks return to action Saturday when they host Thief River Falls and Monticello.


Northwest Quad at TRF

Thief River Falls 20, Crookston 12, Bemidji 8, East Grand Forks 2

Bemidji's Results

First Singles

Wade Johnston (C) def. Kyle Fodness 6-4, 7-5; Fodness def. Shane Wasylow (EGF) 6-4, 6-1; Connor Hutton (TRF) def. Fodness 6-0, 6-2

Second Singles

Fabian Klein (C) def. Justin Byers 6-2, 6-1; Byers def. Scott Metzger (EGF) 3-6, 7-5 (7-2); Beezer Skime (TRF) def. Byers 6-0, 6-3

Third Singles

Noah Fagerlund (C) def. Ben Kloha 1-6, 6-4 (7-2); Kloha def. Alex Harris (EGF) 6-3, 6-2; Fabian Turnberg (TRF) def. Kloha 6-2, 6-1

Fourth Singles

Shawn Williams (C) def. Tim Paulus 6-2, 6-0; Blake Gadatz (EGF) def. Paulus 6-3, 6-1; Nathan Bates (TRF) def. Paulus 6-0, 6-0

First Doubles

Ben Holter and Adam Holter (B) def. Nick Biermaier and Carter Denison (C) 6-1, 6-3; Holter and Holter def. Josh Ryan and Jake Greenwood (EGF) 6-4, 6-0; Micah Rodall and Logan Engelstad (TRF) def. Holter and Holter 6-2, 6-0

Second Doubles

Alex Prodhomme and Travis Vetthauer (C) def. Levi Richert and Craig Lindseth 7-6 (6-1), 6-1; Rickert and Lindseth def. Ty Misselek and Tommy Lukkesen (EGF) 6-0, 7-6 (7-6); Rickert and Lindseth def. Ben Olson and Tanner Nessen (TRF) 6-4, 6-1

Third Doubles

K.J. Biermaier and Ethan Mercel (C) def. Alec Hess and Jack Boyer 7-5, 7-6 (7-6); Hess and Boyer def. Tyler Marcott and Ben Campos (EGF) 6-3, 6-4; Josh Koop and Jorde Hutton (TRF) def. Hess and Boyer 6-0, 6-1

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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