Pirates have a busy few days coming up, starting with a scrimmage today in Aitkin, Minn.
The Pirate boys' tennis team finished third at the Northwest Quadrangular Thursday in Crookston with gusty winds and chilly temperatures. The doubles team of sophomore Bobby Tiedemann and freshman Matt Garmen took first at one doubles. Senior Kal Salentiny and sophomore Jacob Roesch won the two doubles.
"We switched things up a bit and moved some people around to play together," Pirate head coach Mike Geffre said. "We saw some good performances from people. It was a little windy and there were some issues with that. It was tough playing yesterday."
Two and three doubles each finished in a three-way tie for first. Salentiny and Roesch won a tiebreaker at two doubles with least games lost.
Sophomore Jordan Bengtson finished runner-up at fourth singles and sophomore Elijah Phaiah placed third at third singles.
"In general doubles played pretty well," Geffre said. "We had a three-way tie and two and three doubles. Our two doubles had the least games lost so they were actually champions. Elijah Phaiah beat East Grand Forks at three singles, which is a big move up from what he played. Jordy getting two wins at fourth singles was nice to see."
The Pirates have a busy stretch ahead of them with a scrimmage today in Aitkin, Minn. with the Gobblers and the Pine City Tournament Saturday. The Thief River Falls Dual Tournament is Monday and Crookston had a dual with Moorhead Tuesday.
1. Thief River Falls - 15
2. Bemidji - 11
3. Crookston - 10
4. East Grand Forks - 6
1st singles - A.J. Biermaier - 4th
L 0-6, 3-6 vs. Matt Hokanson (Bemidji)
L 1-6, 0-6 vs. Ty Misialek (EGF)
L 2-6, 2-6 vs. Hunter Blowers (TRF)
2nd singles - Andy Gregg - 4th
L 4-6, 1-6 vs. Noah Holter (Bemidji)
L 2-6, 2-6 vs. Zach Straw (EGF)
L 2-6, 2-6 vs. Jorde Hutton (TRF)
3rd singles - Elijah Phaiah - 3rd
L 5-7, 3-6 vs. Sam Howard (Bemidji)
W 6-2, 6-1 vs. Dane Rhen (EGF)
L 0-6, 0-6 vs. Ethan Johnson (TRF)
4th singles - Jordan Bengtson - 2nd
W 6-3, 6-1 vs. Spencer Konecne (Bemidji)
W 6-2, 6-3 vs. Peyton Becnndad (EGF)
L 0-6, 1-6 vs. Brady Nessen (TRF)
1st doubles - Bobby Tiedemann & Matt Garmen - 1st
W 6-1, 6-0 vs. Gabe Heifort & Robert Treuer (Bemidji)
W 6-3, 6-0 vs. Ben Campos & Jacob Cote (EGF)
W 6-3, 5-7, (10-4) vs. Devin Hutton & Isaac Olson (TRF)
2nd doubles - Kal Salentiny & Jacob Roesch - t-1st
W 6-3, 6-2 vs. Kole Pankow & Garret Atterberly (Bemidji)
W 6-3, 6-0 vs. John Gander & Hunter Zeman (EGF)
L 6-7 (5-7), 3-6 vs. Isaac Dvergsten & Nick Onkka (TRF)
3rd doubles - Ian Johnson, Adam Erickson & Tim Cymbaluk - t-1st
W 6-4, 4-6, (7-3) vs. Evan White & Rocky Copiskey (Bemidji)
W 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, (7-2) vs. Matt Cummings & Cody Nelson (EGF)
L 4-6, 1-6 vs. Mike Magnasson & Cole Gillespie & Carter Onkka (TRF)
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