Boys tennis: East Region tournament semifinals, finals play out Saturday
West Fargo Sheyenne singles player Ethan Raan and doubles teams from Fargo Davies and Fargo South are still in the hunt for region championships.
GRAND FORKS — West Fargo Sheyenne singles player Ethan Raan and doubles teams from Fargo South and Fargo Davies are still in the hunt for championships after Friday's play in the East Region individual tournament.
After a first-round bye, Raan won two matches on Friday, both in straight sets, to qualify for a state tournament spot. Raan plays Grand Forks Red River's Saylor Kuenzel in Saturday's semifinals. Three of the four semifinalists are from Red River, with teammates Kellen Johnson and Espen Schneider meeting in the other singles semi.
In doubles, Fargo South's Aiden Bourke and Chase Bry won two matches after a bye to qualify for the state tournament. They'll play Valley City's Kai Kringlie and Treylan Cope in one semifinal on Saturday.
On the other side of the bracket, Fargo Davies' Max Ness and Cole Callies earned a state tournament berth and reached the semis with two wins on Friday. They'll play Grand Forks Central's Kasen Panzer and Cole Wilber in the semis.
In singles consolation, Fargo South's Anthony Erickson, Davies' Jake McCormick, Sheyenne's Kasen Baer, South's Aaron Wilkinson, Fargo Shanley's Tyler Anderson, Sheyenne's Mason Christensen and West Fargo's Ethan Heiden will play matches to earn state qualifiers.
In Saturday's doubles consolation, with state qualifiers on the line, Sheyenne's Leighton Heick and Andrew Rexin play North's Garrett Tostenson and Nicholas Webb. Shanley's Rory O'Donnell and Ryan Saunders play Davies' Logan Sullivan and Kaleb Skari, South's Michael Grenstein and Camden Myers play Red Rivers' Carson Skarperud and Julian Mallory and Sheyenne's Nicholas Angus and Momin Durrani play Red River's Asher Green and Lucas Bydal.