Pirate freshman Matt Garmen won both of his matches on the day against seniors.
The Pirate boys' tennis team split matches Friday in East Grand Forks, Minn., losing 5-2 to Fergus Falls but beating the Green Wave 4-3.
Pirate freshman Matt Garmen won both of his matches on the day against seniors. The sophomore doubles team of Jake Roesch and Elijah Phaiah won both of their matches too.
Against Fergus Falls, Crookston won with Garmen at third singles and at third doubles in three sets with Roesch and Phaiah. The Otters won the rest of the matches in straight sets except for fourth singles where sophomore Jordan Bengtson went three sets before falling short.
Against East Grand Forks, the Pirates swept the doubles matches, all in straight sets, and won with Garmen at third singles. Sophomore Bobby Tiedemann took senior Ty Misialek, who is the favorite to win the section singles title, to three sets but fell short.
Crookston is now 3-8 on the season and will travel to Moorhead, Minn. Tuesday for a dual with the Spuds. The Northwest Quadrangular is set for Thursday in Crookston with Bemidji, East Grand Forks and Thief River Falls competing. The Pine City Tournament is scheduled for Saturday.
Fergus Falls def. Crookston 5-2
1st singles - David Scheneck (FF) def. Bobby Tiedemann 6-2, 6-0
2nd singles - Jordan Schneeberger (FF) def. Andy Gregg 6-0, 6-0
3rd singles - Matt Garmen def. Sam Rausch (FF) 6-2, 6-2
4th singles - Brady Anderson (FF) def. Jordan Bengtson 6-2, 4-6, 10-6
1st doubles - John Makielski & Cody Drake (FF) def. A.J. Biermaier & Kal Salentiny 6-4, 6-4
2nd doubles - Jake Steene & Chris Bernard (FF) def. Harrison Bjorgo & Adam Erickson 6-3, 6-4
3rd doubles - Jake Roesch & Elijah Phaiah def. Nick Hage & Nick Johnson (FF) 6-1, 4-6, 10-2
Crookston def. East Grand Forks 4-3
1st singles - Ty Misialek (EGF) def. Bobby Tiedemann 3-6, 6-1, 10-1
2nd singles - Zach Straw (EGF) def. Andy Gregg 6-2, 6-3
3rd singles - Matt Garmen def. Jacob Cote (EGF) 6-0, 6-1
4th singles - Dane Rhew (EGF) def. Jordan Bengtson 6-2, 7-5
1st doubles - A.J. Biermaier & Kal Salentiny def. Ben Compos & Hunter Zeaman (EGF) 6-2, 6-3
2nd doubles - Harrison Bjorgo & Adam Erickson def. John Gander & Brandon Johnson 6-4, 6-3
3rd doubles - Jake Roesch & Elijah Phaiah def. Cody Nelson & Matt Cummings 6-0, 6-1