Fargo South wins NDHSAA Boys Tennis Team Dual State Title
October 12, 2019 5:00 pm
By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Fargo South’s boys tennis team has returned to the top spot in the team dual ranks.
The Bruins won their third NDHSAA team dual state championship in five seasons on Thursday, October 10 at Choice Health & Fitness in Grand Forks defeating Grand Forks Central 3-2 in the title match.
The state title is South’s 12th in program history. The Bruins’ other two recent team dual state titles came in 2015 and 2017.
South was seeded No. 2 in the East Region and opened Thursday’s team dual tournament with a 5-0 sweep of Bismarck Century. All four East Region teams scored wins in the quarterfinals. The Bruins defeated Fargo Davies 3-2 in the semifinals to set up a matchup with the Knights in championship.
Central dominated the doubles portion of the dual, but South won all three singles matches to score the victory.
The deciding match was No. 3 singles. South senior Austin Zurn defeated Central’s Kyle Stauss 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.
Seniors Geoffrey Youngs and Max Olson also picked up victories in the singles ranks for the Bruins. Youngs topped Gary Wu 6-4, 6-4. Olson rallied to defeat Logan Sandberg 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. The Bruins end the team dual season 13-3 overall.
Central’s winning doubles teams were the duos of Braden Panzer & Ryder McDonald and Evan Panzer and Chase Spicer.
Kaden Johnson of Grand Forks Red River won the 2019 NDHSAA Boys Tennis Individual Singles State Championship.
Geoffrey Youngs and Max Olson of Fargo South won the 2019 NDHSAA Boys Tennis Individual Doubles State Championship.