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BHS boys tennis: Team season ends

The Alexandria Cardinals brought an end to the Bemidji High team tennis year, handing the Jacks a 6-1 setback in the second round of the North Sub-Section tournament at Brainerd.

Bemidji had taken its opener 7-0 over Sartell.

The win advances Alex to the section semifinals next Tuesday at Apollo.

 Bemidji ended its season 14-3. It returns to Brainerd tomorrow for the sub section individual tournament.

Aaron Johnson and Steve Bucher will handle the singles berths while the doubles pair Sam Weaver with Ben Holter and Ryan Rude with Adam Holter.

Weaver and Holter drew the No. 4 seed.

All of the players will have to win twice to gain the section meet.

Bemidji swept Sartell handily with only the No. 1 doubles match extended to a third set. Bemidji also took a pair of doubles exhibitions.

But the second seeded Cardinals controlled the semifinal taking three of the four singles and sweeping the doubles.

Ryan Rude prevented a shutout with a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles.




Sam Weaver defeated Alex Hanson 6-1, 6-4

Ben Holter defeated Andrew Ley 6-3, 6-2

Ryan Rude defeated A.J. Thomas 6-0, 6-1

Ben Kloha defeated Adam Kourajian 6-3, 6-3


Aaron Johnson and Steve Bucher defeated Keaton Hauser and Andrew Reinholz 6-3, 0-6, 6-4

Adam Holter and Kyle Fodness defeated Matt and Ryan Nahan 6-1, 6-4,

Justin Byers and Aaron Eickhorst defeated Shawn Kidder and Josh Rostad 6-2, 6-4


Josh Pierce and Wes Rogers defeated Grant Strom and Joel Garberick 6-3

Rogers and Levi Rickert defeated Rob Saterness and Strom 6-3

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Reggie Ronning, Alx. defeated Weaver 6-0, 6-4

Connor Illies, Alx. defeated B. Holter 3-6, 7-6 (8-6).7-5

Rude, Bem. defeated Luke Eberly 6-1, 6-3

Ben LeVahn, Alx. defeated Kloha 7-6 (7-3), 6-1


Jacob Otterness and Marvin Wensman, Alx. defeated Johnson and Bucher 7-5, 6-3

Matt Peterson and Kevin Desautels, Alx, defeated A. Holter and Fodness 6-4, 6-2

Cody Nelson and Tom Williams, Alx. defeated Byers and Eickhorst 7-6 (7-3), 6-4


Joey Goeden, Alx defeated Rickert 6-2, 6-2

Jeremy Raup and Brett Steuve , Alx. defeated Pierce and Rogers 7-5, 7-5