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Section 3A individual tennis: Trojans' Doeden wins one, loses one

REDWOOD FALLS -- Worthington High School singles player Blaine Doeden won his first match Thursday at the Section 3A individual boys tennis tournament.

REDWOOD FALLS -- Worthington High School singles player Blaine Doeden won his first match Thursday at the Section 3A individual boys tennis tournament.

Doeden, a sophomore who held down the Trojans’ No. 1 singles spot for 2017, defeated Cole Onken of Pipestone Area 6-0, 6-2 at Redwood Falls. In his next match, however, Doeden was beaten in a three setter, 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 by Ryan Borstad of Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd.

Another Trojan, Kyle Janssen, lost to Cody Speh of Yellow Medicine East 6-3, 6-2 in singles action.

In doubles play, Worthington’s Brandon Harberts and Pokwar Taw were beaten by Nathaniel Passe and Cain Bratsch of Redwood Valley, 6-0, 6-7 (8-6), 6-2. The Trojans’ Sully Merrigan and Kipton Jensen were topped by Luverne’s Jim Erickson and Cade VerSteeg 6-1, 6-2.

Luverne’s doubles team of Layne Curtis and Dalton Schoeneman won 6-1, 6-0 over Tomes and Ritter of MACCRAY.

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In other singles play, Luverne’s Chris Jelken advanced past the first round on a bye. The Cardinals’ Mark Robinson won 6-0, 6-1 over Pipestone Area’s Dalton Pottratz.

In the second round, Jelken defeated Speh 6-1, 6-1 and Robinson lost to Eli Webber of Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.

Section 3A finals are in Redwood Falls on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Luverne qualified as a team for state tournament team play.

 

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