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2024 Boys Tennis State Tournament Advance Release

Posted: Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 8:56 AM

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A three-week stretch in June, packed with Minnesota State High School League state tournament events, opens on Tuesday, June 4, when Boys Tennis players from throughout the state convene at two south Minneapolis locations for their four-day tournament. The annual state tournament will take place at traditional venues: Class A at Read-Sweatt Tennis Center and Class AA at Baseline Tennis Center on the University of Minnesota campus. 

The team tournament is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday with individual competition taking place on Thursday and Friday.

Returning champions St. Paul Academy in Class A and Wayzata in Class AA are both favored to repeat. Wayzata is 16-0 and not only looking for its second consecutive Class AA crown, but also the Trojans’ sixth since 1993. St. Paul Academy is seeking its third consecutive championship and seventh overall. 

In 1993, Wayzata and St. Paul Academy were champions in their respective class enrollments. 

Rochester Mayo is the No. 2 seed in the Class AA field. The Spartans are attempting to duplicate the state championship feat of the school’s Girls Tennis team, which captured a crown last fall. Wayzata defeated Rochester Mayo 6-1 in a dual on May 6. Blake is 21-0 and the No. 3 seed in Class AA. 

St. Paul Academy is 13-6 this season with the majority of its losses to Class AA schools. Blake, St. Paul Academy and No. 2 seeded Breck in Class A, there are three schools from the Independent Metro Athletic Conference competing in the state tournament next week. 

In the Class AA individual singles, Rochester Mayo sophomore Tej Bhagra is undefeated at 19-0 and received the top seed in the field. Mahtomedi senior Sam Rathmanner is the No. 2 seed. He is 28-1 this season with his only loss to Bhagra, 7-5, 6-1 on May 4. Orono’s duo of Anthony Perrill and Quinn Martini are the top seed in the Class AA doubles field. 

In the Class A individual singles, the championship could come down to St. Paul Academy teammates Winston Arvidson, an eighth-grader, and ninth-grader, Zahir Hassan. Arvidson is the top seed with a 13-4 record. One of those victories was a win over Hassan on May 18. 

Leo Benson and Maik Nguyen could complete a banner state tournament for St. Paul Academy next week. They are the top seeds in the doubles field. Mound Westonka’s Carter Reinbold and Charlie Paul are at No. 2. 

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