Both Detroit Lakes doubles teams, along with Nate Cihak in singles, picked up victories at the Section 8AA boys tennis tournament in Alexandria before being eliminated from the postseason.
DL’s top duo of Connor Zamzo and Gavin Smith, seeded 10th, advanced to the second round with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Moorhead’s No. 23 Adam Pettys and Henry Skatvold.
No. 16 Pieter Mulder and Andrew Wegner of Alexandria ended the Lakers’ run in straight sets with a 6-1, 7-5 win in the round of 16.
Austin Miller and Jordan Fields, seeded 11th, picked up a first round win over No. 18 Eli McConkey and Clark Haglin of Brainerd by one break of serve in the second and third sets. DL’s second duo advanced in come-from-behind fashion 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.
Miller and Fields’ reward for getting to round two was a meeting with top-seeded Michael Dickinson and Logan Jenson of Bemdiji. The Jacks’ top duo moved on two and two.
In singles play, No. 11 Cihak advanced out of the first round with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over No. 24 Oscar Bergeson of Moorhead, but ran into No. 2 Noah Johnson of Bemidji in the round of 16. Johnson advanced with a two and four win.
Johnson is one of the remaining four players in the tournament.
He will take on No. 1 Filippo Buffo of Bemidji in one semifinal. No. 5 Zach Bengtson of Becker plays Monticello’s No. 6 Tyler Rousslang in the other half of the draw.
After receiving a first round bye, Detroit Lakes’ No. 10 Reed Henderson was defeated by No. 16 Matthew Moraghan of Brainerd 6-4, 6-2 in the round of 16.
Dickinson and Jenson were upset in the semis by Alexandria’s Jacob Partington and Gannon Lueck 3-6, 7-6 (10), 6-2. The No. 15 Cardinals will take on No. 5 Ryan Bengtson and Eli Scheideman of Becker, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 winners over St. Cloud Tech’s No. 19 Andrew Plombom and Michael Plombom.
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