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Prep Tennis: BKMS' Widseth-Murphy, Waska's Hoffman-Peters advance to state

ST. JOSEPH -- Luke Widseth and Ben Murphy of Benson/KMS won the Section 6A doubles boys tennis title Tuesday at the College of St. Benedict. Widseth and Murphy beat Dylan Hoffman and Ben Peters of Minnewaska due to an injury forfeit. Hoffman and ...

ST. JOSEPH -- Luke Widseth and Ben Murphy of Benson/KMS won the Section 6A doubles boys tennis title Tuesday at the College of St. Benedict.

Widseth and Murphy beat Dylan Hoffman and Ben Peters of Minnewaska due to an injury forfeit. Hoffman and Peters won the first set 4-6, then Widseth and Murphy tied the match by winning the second set, 6-3.

Both doubles teams advance to the state Class A individual tournament, which starts June 10 at Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis. The team tournament is June 8-9.

Singles players Alex Wiegmann of New London-Spicer and Ethan Ratliff-Crain of Ben-son/KMS lost their semifinal matches. Wiegmann beat Ratliff-Crain for third place, 6-1, 6-3.

Minnewaska's other doubles team, Lars Meisner and Tanner Blair, lost in the semifinals and then lost in the third-place match.

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Singles

SEMIFINALS: Jordan Otto, SC Cathedral, def. Ethan Ratliff-Crain, BKMS, 6-0, 6-2 ... Nick Jansen, Foley, def. Alex Wiegmann, NLS, 6-3, 7-5

THIRD PLACE: Wiegmann def. Ratliff-Crain, 6-1, 6-3

FINAL: Otto def. Jansen 6-1, 6-3

Doubles

SEMIFINALS: Luke Widseth-Ben Murphy, BKMS, def. Lars Meisner-Tanner Blair, Min, 6-4, 6-3 ... Dylan Hoffman-Ben Peters, Min, def. Dotzler-Hageman, Foley, 7-6 (7-1), 6-2

THIRD PLACE: Dotlzer-Hageman def. Meisner-Blair, 6-2, 6-2

FINAL: Widseth-Murphy def. Hoffman-Peters 4-6, 6-3, injury forfeit

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