Moorhead won 67 games, Crookston 65.

The Pirate boys' tennis team was nipped by Moorhead 4-3 Tuesday on a windy and chilly day in Crookston.

Of all the games played in the seven matches Tuesday Moorhead won 67 and Crookston got 65. That's how tight it was.

The Spuds won three of the four singles matches with Pirate freshman Matt Garmen winning at third singles. Crookston won two of the three doubles matches with Moorhead taking the third doubles match in three very tight sets.

The Pirates fall to 4-9 on the season and will host the Northwest Quadrangular Thursday with Bemidji, Thief River Falls and East Grand Forks competing.


Moorhead def. Crookston 4-3

1st singles - Gabe Steinwand (M) def. Bobby Tiedemann 7-5, 6-0

2nd singles - Kurt Meyer (M) def. Andy Gregg 6-3, 6-1

3rd singles - Matt Garmen def. Wes Meyer (M) 6-4, 6-4

4th singles - Ethan Glidden (M) def. Harrison Bjorgo 6-0, 6-4

1st doubles - A.J. Biermaier & Kal Salentiny def. Joe Cella & Sam Schraeder (M) 6-0, 6-2

2nd doubles - Adam Erickson & Jake Roesch def. Eyan Anderson & Billy Peterson (M) 6-0, 6-2

3rd doubles - Brenden O'Meara & Taylor Laidlon (M) def. Jordan Bengtson & Elijah Phaiah 6-4, 5-7, 7-5