Boys Tennis: Pedersen, Litch and NLS doubles teams reach 6A semifinals
Tribune SportsST. JOSEPH -- Litchfield's Jared Pedersen moved into the Section 6A boys tennis tournament semifinals and doubles teams from Litchfield and New London-Spicer also earned semifinals berths on Thursday at the College of St. Benedict.T...
ST. JOSEPH - Litchfield’s Jared Pedersen moved into the Section 6A boys tennis tournament semifinals and doubles teams from Litchfield and New London-Spicer also earned semifinals berths on Thursday at the College of St. Benedict.
The Dragons’ top-seeded doubles team of Josh Prahl and Ben Haugo will meet the No. 4-seed team of Adam Ritschie and Mitch Wruck of Foley on Tuesday at CSB.
No. 3-seed doubles team Eli Nelson and Josh Proehl of NLS play No. 2-seed Logan Scott and Jordan Ziwicki of Foley on Tuesday.
Pedersen, a No. 6 seed, will play No. 2-seed Nathan Stracke from St. Cloud Cathedral on Tuesday.
Foley’s Zach Kantor, the top seed, and Pine City’s No. 4-seed John Blake meet in the other semifinal.
Pedersen defeated NLS’ Jonah Nelson 6-1, 6-1 in the first round on Thursday, then defeated Cathedrals’ Alec Ferris, the No. 3 seed, 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4).
Litchfield’s Trevor Meyer and NLS’ Noah Martens both won their first-round matches before losing in the quarterfinals.
The Dragons’ Prahl and Haugo had a first-round bye and then defeated Pine City’s Jared Kotek and Jonah Bergstrom 6-5, 7-5 in the quarterfinals.
NLS’ Nelson and Proehl defeated Mora’s Max Krueger and Isaac Balmer 6-1, 6-0 in the first round, and the pair then downed Pine City’s Aaron Brown and Brandt Berube 6-3, 7-5 in the quarterfinals.
Litchfield’s team of Matt Wedin and Jordan Green won their first-round match before losing in the quarterfinals.
Section 6A Individual tournament
First round: Noah Martens, New London-Spicer, def. Kyle Ruppert, Benson, 6-4 7-6 (8-6); John Blake, Pine City, def. Josh Clark, Benson, 6-0 6-1; Trevor Meyer, Litchfield, def. Blake Noshbush, Mora, 6-1 6-0; Andrew Clementson, Pine City, def. Mathew Bollin, Foley, 7-5 6-3; Alex Ferris, SC Cathedral, def. Micah Reynolds, Mora, 6-0 6-1; Jared Pedersen, Litchfield, def. Jonah Nelson, NLS, 6-1 6-1
Quarterfinals: Zach Kantor, Foley, def. Martens, NLS, 6-0 6-1; John Blake, Pine City, def. Meyer, Litchfield, 7-5 7-5; Nathan Stracke, SC Cathedral, def. Clementson, Pine City, 6-2 6-2; Pedersen, Litchfield, def. Ferris, SC Cathedral, 6-1 4-6 7-6 (7-4)
Tuesday’s Semifinals: (1) Kantor vs. (4) Blake
(2) Stracke vs. (6) Pedersen
First round: Jared Kotek/Jonah Bergstrom, Pine City, def. Paul Decker/Losha Schriefels, SC Cathedral, 6-4 7-5; Adam Ritschie/Mitch Wruck, Foley, def. Branden Adelman/Eli Kilpatrick, Mora, 6-1 6-2; Matt Wedin/Jordan Green, Litchfield, def. Nick Madison/Wilson Krueger, Mora, 6-0 6-2; David Reisdorf/Ryan Ferris, SC Cathedral, def. Eric Hoium/Nate Habben, Benson, 6-2 6-3; Eli Nelson/Josh Proehl, NLS, def. Max Krueger/Isaac Balmer, Mora, 6-1 6-0; Aaron Brown/Brandt Berube, Pine City, def. Kevin Johnson/Ryan McNeill, Benson, 6-3 6-1
Quarterfinals: Josh Prahl/Ben Haugo, Litchfield, def. Kotek/Bergstrom, Pine City, 6-0 6-2; Ritschie/Wruck, Foley, def. Wedin/Green, Litchfield, 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-2; Logan Scott/Jordan Zwicki, Foley, def. Reisdorf/Ferris, SC Cathedral, 6-4 6-2; Nelson/Proehl, NLS, def. Brown/Berube, Pine City, 6-3 7-5
Tuesday’s Semifinals: (1) Prahl/Haugo vs. (4) Ritschie/Wruck
(2) Scott/Zwicki vs. (3) Nelson/Proehl