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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Boys' tennis: Pirates split at TRF Tourney, lock up section's third seed

  • Andy Gregg pulled out a big win at 1st singles against TRF.
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  • The Pirate boys' tennis team edged East Grand Forks 4-3 and lost 5-2 to Thief River Falls Monday at the Thief River Falls Dual Tournament. According to Pirate head coach Mike Geffre the Pirates have locked up the No. 3 seed for the Section 8A Team Tournament.
    "We switched things around to see what's what," coach Geffre said. "By beating EGF 4-3 we don't have to worry anymore. We'll see them again in the regular season but it will be irrelevant. East Grand Forks will be the fourth seed and Park Rapids will be five. That will be more of a scouting day."
    The Pirates topped the Green Wave by sweeping the three doubles matches all in straight sets and freshman Matt Garmen easily winning at third singles.
    Thief River Falls beat Crookston by winning every match in straight sets except for first singles and first doubles. Sophomore Andy Gregg earned a big win at first singles in three sets. Senior A.J. Biermaier and sophomore Bobby Tiedemann easily won at first doubles.
    "Andy had a good day obviously," Geffre said. "He got a big win at one.
    "We beat Thief at the top and we're supposed to be the deep team," Geffre joked. "We saw good improvement from some kids. We have a pretty good idea of what our strengths are. It's just a matter of getting kids in position to win. It's there for us."
    Geffre's Pirates will travel to Moorhead Tuesday for a dual with the Spuds. On Monday, May 12, they will host Bemidji in a dual before wrapping up the regular season Tuesday, May 13 when they host Park Rapids and East Grand Forks.
    Crookston def. East Grand Forks 4-3
    1st singles - Ty Misialek (EGF) def. Bobby Tiedemann 6-1, 6-1
    2nd singles - Zach Straw (EGF) def. Andy Gregg 6-0, 6-0
    3rd singles - Matt Garmen def. Jacob Cote (EGF) 6-1, 6-2
    4th singles - Dane Rhen (EGF) def. Elijah Phaiah 6-4, 6-4
    1st doubles - A.J. Biermaier & Kal Salentiny def. Brandon Johnson & Hunter Zeaman (EGF) 6-2, 6-3
    2nd doubles - Jacob Roesch & Adam Erickson def. John Gander & Peyton Bechhold (EGF) 6-0, 6-1
    3rd doubles - Jordan Bengtson & Ian Johnson def. Matt Cummings & Matt Olson (EGF) 6-2, 6-1
    Thief River Falls def. Crookston 5-2
    1st singles - Andy Gregg def. Hunter Blowers (TRF) 5-7, 6-3, (10-6)
    2nd singles - Jorde Hutton (TRF) def. Matt Garmen 6-2, 6-4
    3rd singles - Ethan Johnson (TRF) def. Adam Erickson 6-1, 6-0
    4th singles - Brady Nessen (TRF) def. Jake Widseth 6-3, 6-2
    Page 2 of 2 - 1st doubles - A.J. Biermaier & Bobby Tiedemann def. Isaac Olson & Devin Hutton (TRF) 6-0, 6-2
    2nd doubles - Nick Onkka & Isaac Dvergsten (TRF) def. Jacob Roesch & Kal Salentiny 6-2, 6-3
    3rd doubles - Michael Magnusson & Carter Onkka (TRF) def. Jordan Bengtson & Ian Johnson 6-2, 7-5
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