The Pirates fall to 3-4 on the shortened season.

The Pirate boys' tennis team suffered a tough defeat Thursday, 4-3 to Moorhead in Crookston.

The Spuds won the top three singles spots in straight sets, while Crookston eighth grader Matt Garmen pulled out a very tight three-set victory at fourth singles.

Seniors Ethan Mercil and Sean Williams easily won at first doubles, while junior Kal Salentiny and freshman Jacob Roesch won a close two setter.

Moorhead also won at third doubles against a pair of Crookston freshmen, Elijah Phaiah and Eric Sullivan.

The loss drops Crookston to 3-4 on the season. The Pirates will host Detroit Lakes and Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday, April 30, beginning at 1 p.m.

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