Two Laker doubles teams make semi's
A pair of the Detroit Lakes doubles teams advanced to the Section 8-1A semifinals, while the team fell in semifinal action Tuesday in Thief River Falls.
The Lakers tore through Wadena-Deer Creek in the first round of section team action, winning 7-0.
But Crookston ended the playoff run with a 5-2 defeat of DL.
The Laker duo teams of Jake Hartman and Isaac Fondrick downed their first-round Staples-Motley opponents with a 9-7 tiebreaker in the first set and a 6-2 second set win.
CJ Hanson and Jesse Meyer scored a pair of 6-3 wins for a straight set victory over their East Grand Forks counterparts.
The two Laker doubles teams will play in Thursday's quarterfinals in Thief River Falls.
In singles action, Thieris Galdino lost to Thief River Falls' Stephen Bates in straight sets 6-4, 6-0, while Tanner Duncan fell short of EGF's Jake Greenwood in three sets.
Duncan claimed the first set 6-3, but faltered in the second set 6-2 and lost the decisive third set 6-3.
The Lakers won all by straight set victories over Wadena-Deer Creek, while Isaac Fondrick and Duncan each won their No. 3 and 4 singles matches, respectively, against Crookston.
Fondrick scored the three-set win over Noah Fagerlund, taking the third 6-2, after dropping the second 6-4 and winning the opening one 6-3.
Duncan won 6-1, 6-4 over Ross Fourney.
Section 8-1A team and individual tournament at Thief River Falls, Tuesday, May 25.
Team first round:
Lakers 7, Wadena-Deer Creek 0
Singles -- 1. Thieris Galdino (DL) def. Austin Korkowski 6-1, 6-0; 2. Isaac Fondrick (DL) def. Zachary Norenberg 6-1, 6-1; 3. Tanner Duncan (DL) def. Drew Larson 6-2, 6-0; 4. Jesse Meyer (DL) def. Kevin Jensen 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles -- 1. CJ Hanson/Jake Hartman (DL) def. Mike Paavola/Taylor Garcia 6-0, 7-5; Levi Nordine/Alex Fondrick (DL) def. Joey Pate/Matt Green 6-0, 6-1; 3. Garret Duncan/Derick Brehm (DL) def. Eliah Anderson/Aaron Karlson 6-0, 6-0.
Crookston 5, Lakers 2
Sinlges -- 1. Wade Johnston (Crk) def. Hartman 6-3, 6-3; 2. Fabian Klein (Crk) def. Galdino 6-3, 6-2; 3. I. Fondrick def. Noah Fagerlund 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; 4. T. Duncan def. Ross Fourney 6-1, 6-4.
Doubles -- 1. Nick Biermaier/Carter Denison (Crk) def. Hanson/Meyer 6-3, 6-3; 2. Travis Vatthauer/Alex Prudhomme (Crk) def. Nordine/A. Fondrick 6-3, 6-1; 3. Ethan Mercil/AJ Biermaier (Crk) def. G. Duncan/Brehm 7-6 (7-3), 6-3.
Individual first round:
Singles -- Stephen Bates (TRF) def. Galdino 6-4, 6-0...Jake Greenwood (EGF) def. T. Duncan 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Doubles -- 1. Jake Hartman/I. Fondrick (DL) def. Seuss/Solway (SM) 7-6 (9-7), 6-2...2. Hanson/Meyer (DL) def. Misialek/Gaddie (EGF) 6-3, 6-3.