AREA BOYS TENNIS: Cardinals advance to semifinals
STAPLES-MOTLEY — Guthrie Coughlin won at No. 1 singles for the No. 3-seeded Staples-Motley Cardinals, paving the way for a 7-0 victory over the No. 6 Park Rapids Panthers in the Section 8-1A team quarterfinals Monday.
Austin Hirschey, Matt Spar and Daniel Gartner racked up the other three singles victories for Staples-Motley.
Winning at No. 1 doubles for the Cardinals was the team of Shane Suess-Josh Solway, followed by wins from Grant Longbella-Dave Vogt and Robin Melse-Bernardo Freitas.
Staples-Motley 7, Park Rapids 0
No. 1: Guthrie Coughlin (SM) def. Nick Lopez 6-0, 6-0
No. 2: Austin Hirschey (SM) def. Ian Wallace 6-0, 6-0
No. 3: Matt Spar (SM) def. Jackson Kimball 6-0, 6-0
No. 4: Daniel Gartner (SM) def. Andrew Zinke 6-0, 6-0
No. 1: Shane Seuss-Josh Solway (SM) def. Scott Smith-Mitch Fossen 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
No. 2: Grant Longbella-Dave Vogt (SM) def. Calin Bateman-Jeff Dickenson 6-1, 1-6, 6-1
No. 3: Robin Melse-Bernardo Freitas (SM) def. Josh Johnson-Jaden Olson 6-3, 6-3
Overall: SM . Next: Staples-Motley in Section 8-1A team semifinals at Crookston 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Thief River Falls 7,
Wadena-Deer Creek 0
THIEF RIVER FALLS — No. 8-seeded Wadena-Deer Creek lost by default at No. 4 singles and No. 3 doubles on its way to a 7-0 defeat at the hands of top-seeded Thief River Falls in the Section 8-1A team quarterfinals Monday.
Thief River Falls 7, W-DC 0
No. 1: Logan Engelsted (TRF) def Austin Korkowski 6-0. 6-2.
No. 2: David Szeto (TRF) def Mike Paavola 6-0, 6-1
No. 3: Chris Borseth (TRF) def Drew Larson 6-0, 6-0
No. 4: Nathan Bates (TRF) by Default
No. 1: Jorde Hutton-Fabian Tunburg (TRF) def Shane Perry-Matt Green 6-0, 6-0
No. 2: Tanner Nessen-Hunter Blowers (TRF) def Kyung Kim-Mike Small 6-0, 6-0.
No. 3: Cullen Horien-Sam Olson (TRF) by Default.