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Minnetonka junior wins 2A

06/07/2013, 2:00pm CDT
By Paul Klauda

Joey Richards upset the top two seeds. Charlie Adams of Blake took the 1A singles crown.

Junior Joey Richards of Minnetonka defeated the top two seeds Friday to take the Class 2A singles title at Baseline Tennis Center at the University of Minnesota

Richards won the championship in three sets, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5, over Forest Lake sophomore Toby Boyer, the No. 2 seed. In the semifinals earlier Friday, Richards upset Max Olson, an Edina junior and the No. 1 seed, 6-0, 6-1.

Boyer, younger brother of four-time state champion Dusty Boyer, had defeated third-seeded Jesse Sprinkel, a Minneapolis South sophomore, 6-3, 6-1, in a semifinal match.

In Class 1A singles, it was an all-Blake sophomore final that ended with Charlie Adams defeating classmate Kavir Kumar in three sets, 6-0, 4-6, 7-5.

Top-seeded Adams had defeated Luke Moorhead of Mound Westonka 6-1, 6-0 in a semifinal match Friday morning at Reed-Sweatt Tennis Center in Minneapolis. Kumar, the No. 3 seed, defeated senior Logan Engelstad of Thief River Falls 6-2, 6-1.

In Class 2A doubles, Wayzata senior Jack Graven and ninth-grader Nick Beaty won the doubles title in three sets, 6-4. 2-6, 6-2, over seniors Maalik Konop DeFreitas and Aren Wilson of St. Paul Highland Park.

In Class 1A doubles, senior Kai Skallerud and junior Taylor Parr of Blake took the title by defeating seniors Brenham Wong and David Alper of Breck 6-2, 6-2.

Earlier this week, Wayzata won the Class 2A team tennis championship and Blake won the 1A team title.

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