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Boys tennis: Bemidji outlasts EGF, Detroit Lakes

Bemidji's Robert Treuer attempts to return a serve during Wednesday's match against East Grand Forks. 1 / 3
Bemidji's Gabe Heifort returns a serve against a East Grand Forls opponent during a triangular meet Wednesday.2 / 3
Bemidji senior Evan White returns a volley during a triangular meet against East Grand Forks and Detroit Lakes Wednesday.3 / 3

BEMIDJI -- For the second time this spring the Bemidji boys tennis team swept the doubles matches and edged East Grand Forks 4-3 Wednesday morning at the BHS courts. On Wednesday afternoon the Lumberjacks thumped Detroit Lakes 7-0, posting their second victory over the Lakers this season.

The domination of the doubles matches proved decisive Wednesday as Bemidji went 6-0 on the day. The Jacks also collected a singles victory against East Grand Forks as Sam Howard claimed a 6-2, 6-1 decision and that win proved to be vital to the team success.

The doubles matches all were decided in two sets. At first doubles Robert Treuer and Gabe Heifort posted a 6-3, 6-2 victory. Evan White and Garrett Atteberry claimed a 6-0, 6-4 win at second doubles and Rocky Copiskey teamed with Spencer Konecne for a 6-3, 6-0 triumph at third.

Falling in singles play were Matt Hokanson at first, Noah Holter at second and Nick Schultz at fourth.

BHS swept the singles and doubles matches against Detroit Lakes but three of the singles battles were extended to three sets.

At first singles Holter outlasted Alex Fondriak 2-6, 7-6 (7-1), (10-6) while Heifort handled the second singles duties and won 6-0, 5-7, (10-4).

Howard also went three sets at third singles as he downed Chandler Hanks 6-3, 5-7, (10-6).

Konecne completed the singles sweep as he toppled Bryan Lumek 6-0, 6-3.

Kole Pankow and Treuer joined forces at first doubles and breezed to a 6-3, 6-2 win. Atteberry and Caleb Hess won 6-1, 6-1 at second doubles while Kyle Labernik and Brad Kovacovich capped the meet with a 6-2, 6-0 win at third doubles.

Wednesday's victories kept BHS unbeaten at 7-0. Its next test will be Tuesday at Crookston.

Bemidji 7, Detroit Lakes 0


Holter (B) def. Fondriak 2-6, 7-6 (7-1), (10-6)

Heifort (B( def. Howard 6-0, 5-7, (10-4)

S.Howard (B) def. Hanks 6-3, 5-7, (10-6)

Konecne (B) def.Lumek 6-0, 6-3


Pankow and Treuer (B) def. Richards and Nelson 6-3, 6-2

Atteberry and Hess (B) def. Knepf and McDermond 6-1, 6-1

Labernik and Kovacovich (B) def. Stewart and Ginnar 6-2, 6-0

Bemidji 4, EGF 3


Misialek (EGF) def. HOkanson 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (8-6), (10-6)

Z.Straw (EGF) def. Holter 6-2, 6-2

Howard (B) def. J.Straw 6-2, 6-1

Rhen (EGF) def. Schultz 6-3, 6-1


Treuer and Heifort (B) def. Campos and Zemank 6-3, 6-2

White and Atteberry (B) def. Gander and Johnson 6-0, 6-4

Copiskey and Konecne (B) def. Bechold and Cummngs 6-3, 6-0

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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