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Renner finished fourth in singles at section meet

Alex Renner capped off the season by placing fourth in singles at the Section 8A meet.

Park Rapids' Alex Renner capped off the season by finishing fourth in singles at Thursday's Section 8A boys tennis tournament at Thief River Falls.

Renner, the No. 2 seed, defeated No. 15 Austin Korkowski of Wadena-Deer Creek and No. 10 Austin Hirschey of Staples-Motley in straight sets before being defeated by No. 6 Jake Greenwood of East Grand Forks in the semifinals. Renner then lost to No. 4 Joel Ryan of East Grand Forks in the third-place match. No. 1 Jordan Peterson of Staples-Motley won the section title while Ryan defeated Greenwood in a true-second match to advance to state.

In doubles, Park Rapids' Max Brown and Scott Smith (the No. 8 seed) defeated No. 9 Mike Buer and Dylan Ashcraft of Perham in the first round before being eliminated by No. 1 Jacob Engelstad and Micah Rodahl of Thief River Falls in the quarterfinals. Engelstad and Rodahl defeated Thief River Falls' Connor Hutton and Beezer Skime, the No. 2 seed, in the finals.

Park Rapids' other two section entrants lost their first-round matches. Steve Smith, the No. 7 seed, was defeated by Hirschey while Kyle Dickinson and James Kujawa, the No. 14 seed, were defeated by No. 3 Carter Denison and Nick Biermaier of Crookston.


First round

Jordan Peterson, Staples-Motley, over Drew Larson, Wadena-Deer Creek, 6-0, 6-0; Stephen Bates, Thief River Falls, over Thieris Galdino, Detroit Lakes, 6-4, 6-0; Fabian Klein, Crookston, over Jordan Cresap, Perham, 6-0, 6-0; Joel Ryan, East Grand Forks, over Fabian Tunberg, Thief River Falls, 6-2, 6-3; Wade Johnston, Crookston, over Scott Eickschen, Perham, 6-1, 6-0; Jake Greenwood, East Grand Forks, over Tanner Duncan, Detroit Lakes, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3; Austin Hirschey, Staples-Motley, over Steve Smith, Park Rapids, 6-3, 6-4; Alex Renner, Park Rapids, over Austin Korkowski, Wadena-Deer Creek, 6-1, 6-0.


Peterson over Bates 6-1, 6-1; Ryan over Klein 6-3, 6-1; Greenwood over Johnston 6-3, 6-3; Renner over Hirschey 7-5, 6-3.


Peterson over Ryan 6-0, 6-2; Greenwood over Renner 7-5, 6-3.


Peterson over Greenwood 6-1, 6-1 (title); Ryan over Renner 6-2, 6-3 (third). True second: Ryan over Greenwood 6-2, 6-3.


First round

Jacob Engelstad/Micah Rodahl, Thief River Falls, over Zachary Norenberg/Kevin Jensen, Wadena-Deer Creek, 6-0, 6-0; Max Brown/Scott Smith, Park Rapids, over Mike Buer/Dylan Ashcraft, Perham, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1; Derek Wolhowe/Guthrie Coughlin, Staples-Motley, over Alex Prudhomme/Travis Vatthauer, Crookston, 6-3, 6-2; Isaac Fondrick/Jake Hartman, Detroit Lakes, over Shane Suess/Josh Soloway, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3; Carter Denison/Nick Biermaier, Crookston, over Kyle Dickinson/James Kujawa, Park Rapids, 6-0, 6-0; Chad Hanson/Jesse Meyer, Detroit Lakes, over Ty Misialek/Blake Gaddie, East Grand Forks, 6-2, 6-2; Mike Paavola/Tayler Garcia, Wadena-Deer Creek, over Scott Metzger/Shane Wasylow, East Grand Forks, 6-2, 6-3; Connor Hutton/Beezer Skime, Thief River Falls, over Randy Swanson/Dillon Shields, Perham, 6-0, 6-0.


Engelstad/Rodahl over Brown/Smith 6-0, 6-0; Fondrick/Hartman over Wolhowe/Coughlin 7-5, 6-3; Denison/Biermaier over Hanson/Meyer 6-4, 7-5; Hutton/Skime over Paavola/Garcia 6-0, 6-3.


Engelstad/Rodahl over Fondrick/Hartman 6-1, 6-1; Hutton/Skime over Denison/Biermaier 6-0, 6-3.


Engelstad/Rodahl over Hutton/Skime 6-4, 6-3 (title); Denison/Biermaier over Fondrick/Hartman 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-2 (third).