Seniors Gannon Lueck and Jacob Partington haven’t played a doubles match together all season, but they did enough on May 28 to move on to the second stage of the individual doubles section tournament.
The Section 8AA-North’s top-seeded doubles team beat Bemidji’s John McNallan and Casey Rupp 6-4, 7-5 before taking down teammates Pieter Mulder and Andrew Wegner. Lueck and Partington earned the top seed at the Section 8AA tournament next Thursday with a 3-6, 7-6 (8), 6-2 win over Michael Dickinson and Logan Jenson of Bemidji to win the subsection championship.
Wegner and Mulder advanced to the section tournament as the fourth-seed despite a 6-2, 6-2 loss to Brainerd’s Beck Barber and RJ Campbell. Wegner and Mulder got a first-round bye and then beat their opponent from Detroit Lakes in a 6-1, 7-5 final in the second round.
Owen Gilbertson fell to Brainerd’s Karlton Anderson in straight sets in his opening match of the singles tournament while Landon Schabel advanced with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Sebastian Lau. Schabel fell to Moorhead’s Ives Hilgers 6-2, 6-0 in his second-round match.
SINGLES- Karlton Anderson (Brd) def. Owen Gilbertson 6-3, 6-4; Landon Schabel (Alex) def. Sebastian Lau (Sart) 6-0, 6-2; Ives Hilgers (Mhd) def. Schabel 6-2, 6-0; DOUBLES- 2nd Round- Pieter Mulder-Andrew Wegner (Alex) def. Gavin Smith-Connor Zamzo (DL) 6-1, 7-5; Jacob Partington-Gannon Lueck (Alex) def. John McNallan-Casey Rupp (Bem) 6-4, 7-5; 3rd Round- Jacob Partington-Gannon Lueck (Alex) def. Pieter Mulder-Andrew Wegner 6-0, 6-3; 4th Round- Beck Barber-RJ Campbell (Brd) def. Pieter Mulder & Andrew Wegner (Alex) 6-2, 6-2; Jacob Partington-Gannon Lueck (Alex) def Michael Dickinson-Logan Jensen (Bem) 3-6, 7-6 (8), 6-2