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Boys Tennis: Wingers’ team season ends in section semifinals

The Red Wing boys' tennis team defeated Minneapolis Roosevelt, 4-3, on Tuesday to advance to the Section 4A semifinals. The No. 1 doubles team of Logan Johnson (left) and Coby Castner (right) won their match 6-0, 6-0. Jake Pfeifer / RiverTown Multimedia

The Red Wing boys’ tennis team faced off with No. 1 seed St. Paul Academy on Wednesday in the Section 4A team tournament semifinals. The Wingers would see its season end there though as they fell 7-0.

In singles, Kris Betcher, Jackson Hull, Nathan Farrar and Noah Richardson all fell in two sets.

In doubles, the No. 1 team of Coby Castner and Logan Johnson lost the first set 0-6, came back and won the second set, 7-6, but lost the tiebreaker, 4-10. The No. 2 team of Aidan Coyle and Lincoln Bryan and the No. 3 team of Dan Boisen and Jacob Angell both lost in two sets.

Tuesday

The Red Wing boys' tennis team kicked off the Section 4A team tournament on Tuesday and came away with a 4-3 win over Minneapolis Roosevelt.

Red Wing came into the tournament as the No. 4 seed with Roosevelt the No. 5 seed. In what was expected to be a closely contested matchup, it ended up being a forfeiture that decided which team's season would continue while the other's ended. Upon arrival in Red Wing, Roosevelt was short one player so the No. 3 doubles match was forfeited, giving the Wingers a 1-0 lead before it started.

The Wingers struggled in singles, with only No. 2 Lincoln Bryan earning a win, 6-0, 6-1. Kris Betcher and Prince Montcho loss in two sets at No. 3 and No. 4 singles, respectively. Aidan Coyle battled to split the first two sets 0-6, 6-4, before losing the tiebreaker 7-10.

Red Wing fared better in doubles and that made all the difference. The No. 1 team of Logan Johnson and Coby Castner won 6-0, 6-0, while the No. 2 team of Jackson Hull and Graham Achen won 6-2, 6-1.

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