Boys Tennis Team Tournament Recap, June 9, 2022
Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 9:09 PM
Two new state champions emerged when the team portion of the Minnesota State High School League’s Boys Tennis Tournament concluded at two Minneapolis venues on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.
St. Paul Academy and Summit School opened the 2022 season with a 5-2 victory over Breck and that same result was recorded on championship day in the final match of the season.
St. Paul Academy secured their fifth state championship and first since 2008 with victories at No. 2 doubles from sophomores Leo Benson and Maik Nguyen and at No. 3 doubles with freshman Jacob Colton and sophomore Baasit Mahmood. The Spartans also had singles victories from senior Harry Mahmic, Alex More and seventh-grader Zahir Hassan.
Breck, the defending Class A champion, had wins from senior Zach Piehl at No. 1 singles, and at No. 2 doubles behind senior Matt Berestka and sophomore Patrick Green.
St. Paul Academy’s path to a championship included a 5-2 victory over Rock Ridge in the quarterfinals and then a 7-0 win over Luverne in the semifinals. St. Paul Academy finished the season 14-1 while Breck ended 4-8.
Rochester Lourdes used a sweep of the doubles matches and two more in the singles to record a 5-2 victory over Rock Ridge for the third-place trophy.
Litchfield ended its season with a victory with a 4-3 win over Minnewaska/BBE in the consolation final.
Orono earned the top seed entering the Class AA tournament and that label proved true after the Spartans edged No. 2 Edina, 4-3 in the team championship match.
The Spartans clinched their first team championship at No. 3 singles when sophomore Hugh Perrill outlasted Edina junior Abhinav Maneesh for a 6-4, 7-5 victory. Orono also swept the doubles matches in dethroning the defending champion Hornets.
Following a 7-0 victory over Duluth East on Tuesday, Orono opened Wednesday with a 5-2 victory over Rochester Mayo in the semifinals.
Mounds Views bounced back from a loss to Edina in the semifinals by winning the singles matches en route to a 4-3 victory over Rochester Mayo in the third-place match.
Eden Prairie defeated Eagan 4-3 in the consolation final.
The Boys Tennis State Tournament moves into individual play with singles and doubles teams playing for championships Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10,