The Pirates start the season 0-1.
Crookston totaled only two set wins in a dual against Bemidji, and the Lumberjacks (2-0) went on to defeat the Pirates 7-0 on the Bemidji State University campus.
One of the Pirates’ two set wins came from the first doubles team of Logan Wardner (Sr.) and Tanner Janorschke (Sr.). The pair opened their match with a 7-6(7-3) tiebreaker victory but lost 6-2 the following set and, eventually, the super tiebreaker by a 10-3 final to the Lumberjack duo of Silas Hess (Jr.) and Michael Dickinson (So.).
Mason LaPlante (Sr.) and Logan Johnson (Sr.) led off their match against Ben Hess (Jr.) and Logan Jensen (So.) taking the set 6-4. Hess and Johnson responded with a 6-2 win forcing the second super tiebreaker of the day. Ten was not enough, and the Bemidji squad closed out the match with a 13-11 win.
In all other matches, the Bemidji won in two sets.
Nick Garmen (Sr.) vs Spencer Konecne (Sr.)
L, 6-3, 6-1
Blake Fee (Sr.) vs Louis Saxton (Jr.)
L, 6-1, 6-4
Jack Garmen (Fr.) vs Jonah Fuhrman (Jr.)
L, 6-4, 6-3
Logan Schultz (Sr.) vs Max Harris (Fr.)
L, 6-3, 6-1
Logan Wardner (Sr.)/Tanner Janorschke (Sr.) vs Silas Hess (Jr.)/Michael Dickinson (So.)
L, 6-7(7-3), 6-2, 10-3
Dilon Owens (Sr.)/Robert Janorschke (Sr.) vs Wyatt Harrom (Jr.)/Kolden Michalicek (Jr.)
L, 6-1, 6-0
Mason LaPlante (Sr.)/Logan Johnson (Sr.) vs Ben Hess (Jr.)/Logan Jensen (So.)
L, 4-6, 6-2, 13-11
The Pirates (0-1) will next compete in the East Grand Forks triangular on Monday, April 8. Schools present will be East Grand Forks, Crookston and Fergus Falls. The matches begin at 3:30 p.m.
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