From Matt Nielson
Valley City, ND (NEWSDAKOTA.com) – The Hi-Liners played a lot of tennis over the weekend with a non-conference 3-2 match against Mandan on Friday followed by the Sheyenne Invite all day in Fargo on Saturday.
Results: VC Always Listed First
1S Trey Cope lost to Karter Hatzenbuhler 6-2, 6-4
2S Casey Kruger lost to Brady Helbling 6-3, 6-3
3S Gavin Swenson lost to Jared Christen 6-0, 6-0
1D Alex Rogelstad/Max Magnuson lost to Anton Kozojed/Rylan Bechtel 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(8)
2D Miles Taylor/Emmett Olson defeated Logan Miller/Dominic Kautzmann 6-3, 6-2
Sheyenne Invitational Tournament:
All 17 teams in the state were in Fargo for a tournament with 9 separate flights and 9 separate court sites with 17 entries each (one per team). Below are the results for all Hi-Liners.
Kai Kringlie #1 Singles
R1: Lost to Hunter Rice (Min) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Cons R1: Defeated Damaso Munex (Wil) 6-2, 6-4
Cons Quarters: Defeated Jake McCormick (FD) 6-4, 6-3
Cons Semis: Lost to Jared Pitcher (BC) 6-4, 6-2
Trey Cope #2 Singles
R1: Lost to Cole Wilber (GFC) 6-4, 7-5
Cons R1: Defeated Alex Haugen (WF) 6-3, 6-3
Cons R2: Defeated Beau Zander (BC) 6-4, 2-6, 11-9
Cons Quarters: Lost to Mason Christensen (Shey) 6-4, 6-3
Alex Rogelstad #3 Singles
R1: Lost to Nate Angus (Shey) 6-2, 6-2
Cons R1: Defeated Roger Karalus (BH) 6-2, 6-2
Cons R2: Defeated Brayden Bentz (Man) 6-2, 6-2
Cons Quarters: Lost to Jonas Kieland (Wahp) 6-4, 7-5
Gavin Swenson #4 Singles
R1: Lost to Caleb Johnson (BL) 6-3, 6-4
Cons R1: Lost to Brayden Borreson (Wil) 6-2, 6-2
Emery Olson #5 Singles
R1: Lost to Rylan Thompson (Min) 6-3, 6-4
Cons R1: Lost to Reed Romsaas (BH) 6-2, 6-4
Quin Kruger #6 Singles
R1: Lost to Thomas Griffith (Min) 6-3, 6-2
Cons R1: Lost to Crosby Anderson (Wahp) 6-2, 6-3
Miles Taylor/Emmett Olson #1 Doubles
R1: Lost to Saylor Kuenzel/Luc Bydal (RR) 6-2, 6-2
Cons R1: Lost to Owen Haugen/Eli Steckler (WF) 5-2, Retire
Max Magnuson/Jayden Johnson #2 Doubles
R1: Lost to Benji Trumbo/Thomas Webb (FN) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
Cons R1: Bye
Cons Quarters: Lost to Isaac Lewis/Carter Johnson (BL) 7-6(8), 6-4
Casey Kruger/Kellen Westman #3 Doubles
R1: Defeated Carter Madison/Josh Fleck (BL) 6-4, 6-4
Quarters: Lost to Rylan Brown/Hudson Kilgore (RR) 6-2, 6-3
Cons Quarters: Defeated TJ Nehring/Evan Fisher (Wil) 6-3, 6-4
Cons Semis: Defeated Jaden Kleinian/Andrew Davis (BC) 6-3, 6-2
Cons Finals: Lost to Dominic Kautzmann/Ryan Bitz (Man) 4-6, 6-4, 10-3
We played a lot of very good tennis against Mandan. We kept our #1, Kai, out of the line-up as a precaution as he had a physical tweak that needed to be checked out. It was checked out Friday and he was good to go for Saturday’s play.
Casey fought hard against a great player at #2 singles from Mandan playing at a high level. Miles and Emmett had our lone victory on Friday at #2 doubles getting a match of experience before playing number 1 on Saturday. Senior Gavin played well in his first team varsity match ever.
Alex and Max had the most intense match with many momentum shifts with both playing amazing attacking tennis at times. We even had match points. The way they played that match is how they need to play every match.
At the Sheyenne Invite, Kai played three incredibly solid matches before cramping up at the start of his fourth. He almost knocked off the #1 player from the west and he did take out Davies #1 player. At #2, Trey won a couple matches including a match where he had a match point against him. He lost to the eventual consolation champion.
Alex had two solid wins as well and had the consolation quarters to 5-5 in the second set. 7th graders Emery and Quin had their first taste of varsity and this experience will be great for them moving forward as they will be fighting for varsity spots next year.
Max and Jayden played at a very high level. They lost their first match at 2 doubles in three sets and in their second match, forced a tiebreaker. Coach Jamie was highly impressed both players, but especially with Jayden in his first varsity matches of the season.
Casey and Kellen had themselves a tournament racking up three wins and giving themselves a chance at hardware in the consolation finals. In that match, they won the first set before dropping the next two. Senior Casey did a great job of mentoring Kellen as Kellen will be fighting for a varsity spot next season as well.
Next action is at home at 2:30pm against West Fargo.
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