Hi-Liners Boys Tennis crashes near Fargo South

By Matt Nielsen

Valley City, ND (NewsDakota.com) – The Hi-Liners lose another close match this time to Fargo South. With the loss, the Hi-Liners will enter the postseason as the 9th seed traveling to the 8th headbutted Wahpeton Huskies in Monday’s play-in match. The Hi-Liners will end the regular season with a home game on Thursday against defending state champions Grand Forks Central Knights.

Results: VC always listed first

VC 3

south 6


  1. Kai Kringlie defeated Aiden Bourke 6-4, 6-0
  2. Trey Cope lost to Chase Bry 6-2, 7-5
  3. Alex Rogelstad lost to Anthony Erickson 6-0, 6-2
  4. Miles Taylor lost to Josh Wilkinson 3-6, 6-0, 17-15
  5. Casey Kruger defeated Ross Gillett 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
  6. Max Magnuson lost to Nick Dawson 6-3, 6-2


  1. Kringlie/Cope defeated Bry/Erickson 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
  2. Rogelstad/Taylor lost to Bourke/Dawson 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
  3. Magnuson/Jayden Johnson lost to Gillett/Cam Meyers 6-2, 6-1

JV Records for Monday and Tuesday against Jamestown and Fargo South

Gavin Swenson 0-3

Kellen Westman 1-4

Colin Hoff 1-3

Matthew Holm 2-2

Noah Tulp 2-2

Jared Burk 0-4

Jon Koenig 0-4

Adrian Rivera 1-3

Emery Olson 2-2

Quin Kruger 1-3

Jack Nadeau 2-2

Jacob Fritchie 1-3

Coach considerations:

We had a great day of tennis against EDC’s #3 team. Our players gave 100% and played at a high level. The match was closer than the 6-3 score suggests. We had match points in number 4 singles, number 2 singles was tied 5-5 in the second set, and number 2 doubles won the first set but lost the next two. If two of those matches happen towards us, we win the pair.

We’ve known all season that the EDC is tough on a lot of parody. How tough – EDC West Fargo’s #10 team took down WDA’s #3 Bismarck Century. What a parody – we were literally 1 point and 2 games away today from taking down the #3 team as the #9 team in the EDC. It was a fun year with lots of competitive individual and team games.

The JV played much better today than they did yesterday at Jamestown. They did a better job of setting up and hitting solid ground punches. They also put up better volleys leading to winners. At match point, Emery hit a solid cross while Noah took over the net and caught the next ball, putting it to the winner – it was the textbook. Good job JV today!

We have our last game of the regular season on Thursday at home. We will be playing a line-up that will feature all 6 of our senior singles graduates. This will also be the day of the VCTA grill, where all players and fans will be fed hot dogs, bars and more. We will start the match at 14:30 and the barbecue will start at 17:00.

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