BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji High School boys tennis team picked up a 5-2 dual win over Moorhead Wednesday, avenging a 4-3 loss from last month.
“This was a really big win for us today,” BHS head coach Mark Fodness said. “About a month ago we lost 4-3 to Moorhead and with a few injuries we really needed the team to work hard and improve and I think today we saw some growth in our lineup.”
Spencer Konecne started things off with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles before Si Hess and Adam Laakso got BHS out to a 2-0 lead with a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 3 doubles.
The Spuds pulled even after wins in Nos. 2 and 3 singles but Cody Hendricks and Nick Palmer regained the lead for Bemidji with a 7-5, 6-1 win at No. 1 doubles. Wyatt Harrom’s 6-3, 7-5 victory in No. 4 singles sealed the deal for the Jacks. Ben Hess and Kolden Michalicek put the icing on the cake with a 7-5, 6-2 win in No. 2 doubles.
“One of the encouraging signs today is that we had several nice comebacks,” Fodness said. “It's important for the players to realize they need to battle for every point and by doing so today, we climbed back and won sets we would have lost earlier in the year.”
The win moves the Jacks back to .500 on the season at 9-9. They will next head to Park Rapids Friday for a 2 p.m. triangular with Park Rapids and Fergus Falls.