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Tennis: Fragodt/James win 6A doubles title; Litchfield advances three

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Tennis: Fragodt/James win 6A doubles title; Litchfield advances three
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COLLEGEVILLE -- Daniel Fragodt and Steven James of Benson came from a set down to trump Andrew Tancabel and Peter Zender of Litchfield for the Section 6A doubles crown Tuesday at St. John's University.

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"The Benson guys dominated at the net," said Litchfield coach John Carlson. "They got there first and more often."

Both pairs advance to the Class A state tournament.

In singles, Matt Edin of Staples-Motley won a three-setter from Litchfield's Brian Ward 7-5, 0-6, 7-5.

"I thought Edin played fantastic tennis," said Carlson.

Both Litchfield entries were the defending 6A champions.

Ward won his semifinal match with east, blanking Nate Korfe of Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 6-0, 6-0; Edin took out LPGE's No. 1 Shane Ecklund 6-4, 6-4.

Tancabel-Zender knock-ed off David Bloomquist-Brennen Sietsema of New London-Spicer 7-5, 6-3 in the semifinals. Fragodt-James won against Mike Lindaman-Derek Wolhowe of Staples-Motley 6-1, 6-0.

The Class A state tournament will be held June 7-8 in Burnsville at Lifetime Fitness.

Singles

SEMIFINALS -- Brian Ward, Litchfield, def. Nate Korfe, LPGE, 6-0, 6-0 ... Matt Edin, Staples-Motley, def. Shane Ecklund, LPGE, 6-4, 6-4CHAMPIONSHIP -- Edin def. Ward 7-5, 0-6, 7-5

Doubles

SEMIFINALS -- Andrew Tancabel-Peter Zender, Litchfield, def. David Bloomquist-Brennen Sietsema, NLS, 7-5, 6-3 ... Daniel Fragodt-Steven James, Benson, def. Mike Lindaman-Derek Wolhowe, Staples-Motley, 6-1, 6-3

CHAMPIONSHIP -- Fragodt-James def. Tancabel-Zender 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

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