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Bemidji HS boys tennis: Holter picks up pair of wins at No. 1 singles

Ben Holter posted a pair of wins at first singles but his teammates couldn't match that performance as the Bemidji boys tennis team dropped a pair of home matches Saturday.

The Lumberjacks opened their morning with a 6-1 loss to Thief River Falls and, after TRF blanked Monticello 7-0, Bemidji fell to Monticello 5-2.

"I was hoping we would play better," said BHS coach Scott Engelstad. "We probably were a better team than Monticello but Monticello was better at putting the ball in play. We gave away too many points with unforced errors and we need to be more consistent."

Bemidji's lone individual victory over Thief River Falls was Ben Holter's 6-4, 6-3 triumph. The Prowlers took the other singles matches, topping Adam Holter 6-1, 6-0, Kyle Fodness 6-2, 6-3 and Justin Byers 5-7, 6-1, (7-2).

The Jacks also lost all three doubles matches. Levi Rickert and Craig Lindseth fell 6-0, 6-0, Joey Wood and Ben Kloha lost 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, (7-2) and Hayden Byers and Jack Boyer dropped a 6-1, 6-1 verdict.

Ben Holter won his singles match against Monticello 6-2, 6-0. Bemidji's other victory came at first doubles where Adam Holter and Byers posted a 2-6, 6-1, (8-6) win.

Bemidji (3-6) returns to action 2 p.m. Tuesday when it hosts Detroit Lakes and East Grand Forks in a triangular.

Bemidji Triangular

Thief River Falls 6, Bemidji 1

Thief River Falls 7, Monticello 0

Monticello 5, Bemidji 2

TRF 6, Bemidji 1


Ben Holter (B) def. Logan Engerson 6-4, 6-3

Micah Rohdahl (TRF) def. Adam Holter 6-1, 6-0

Steve Bates (TRF) def. Kyle Fodness 6-2, 6-3

Fabian Tunberg (TRF) def. Justin Byers 5-7, 6-1, (7-2)


Connor Hutton and Beezer Skime (TRF) def. Levi Rickert and Craig Lindseth 6-0, 6-0

Jorde Hutton and Tanner Nessen (TRF) def. Joey Wood and Ben Kloha 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, (7-2)

Nathan Bates and Chris Borseth (TRF) def. Hayden Byers and Jack Boyer 6-1, 6-1

Monticello 5, Bemidji 2


B.Holter (B) def. Aaron Johnson 6-2, 6-0

Ben Fehn (M) def. Fodness 6-2, 6-2

Jack Faor (M) def. Rickert 6-4, 0-6, (8-6)

Cody Black (M) def. Kloha 6-1, 6-2


A.Holter and J.Byers (B) def. Brett Kalenbach and Miles Anderson 2-6, 6-1, (8-6)

Jake Larch and Tyler Antony (M) def. Wood and H.Byers 6-4, 3-6, (7-3)

Noah Biasco and Tucker Towner (M) def. Tim Paulus and Lindseth 6-1, 6-2