Sioux Falls Lincoln leads by just 12 points over Sioux Falls Washington after day one at the Class AA boys state tennis tournament in Rapid City Thursday.
The Patriots, who are seeking their eighth-straight title, trailed early in the day, but jumped ahead in the latter portion of Thursday. Yet Washington still kept winning and the scores remained near-level as the day went on.
O'Gorman is effectively the only other team left in the race, but Lincoln and Washington have a strong grasp of the first two spots with 66 points separating the second and third positions in the team standings.
Here are the results from Thursday.
Quarterfinals: 1-Gage Gohl (SFL) def. 8-Mark Mahowald (WAT) 6-0, 6-0; 4-Alexander Lupu (OGO) def. 5-Gabe Goetz (ABC) 6-0, 6-3; 3-Asa Hood (RCS) def. 6-Cole Murray (BRV) 6-4, 6-0; 2-Clayton Poppenga (SFW) def. 7-Alexander Rallis (HAR) 6-0, 6-2
Quarterfinals: 1-Rocky McKenzie (SFL) def. 9-Anthony Erickson (SFJ) 6-0, 6-2; 5-Tayven Badger (BRV) def. 4-Nolan Rehorst (RCS) 7-6,6-4; 3-Alex Mohama (OGO) def. 6-Maverik Ragon (HAR) 6-1,6-1; 2-Davis Shafer (SFW) def. 7-Curtis Sneden (WAT) 7-5, 6-1
Quarterfinals: 1-Drew Gohl (SFL) def. 8-Tristan Eizinger (RCS) 6-3,6-1; 4-Cooper Johnson (OGO) def. 5-Mitchell Hofer (ABC) 6-4,7-5; 6-Evan Meester (WAT) def. 3-Eli Woidyla (BRV) 6-1, 5-7,10-4; 2-Noah Morgans (SFW) def. 7-Marcus Halling (HAR) 6-1,6-2
Quarterfinals: 1-Chase Rima (SFW) def. 8-Justin Remmers (WAT) 6-1, 6-0; 4-Dayler Segrist (RCS) def. 5-Gibsen Eszlinger (BRV) 6-0, 6-2; 3-Liam Sarmiento (OGO) def. 6-Anderson Prehn (ABC) 6-2, 6-3; 2-River McKenzie (SFL) def. 7-Brayden Rausch (HAR) 6-0, 6-1
Quarterfinals: 1-Will Koziara (OGO) def. 8-Sekou Gogue (ABC) 6-1,6-1; 4-Jadon Lindner (WAT) def. 5-Max Phares (RCS) 7-6 (6),6-4; 3-Arthur Tao (SFL) def. 6-Justin Ptak (HAR) 6-2, 6-1; 2-Jacob Morgans (SFW) def. 7-Henry Wright (BRV) 5-7, 6-2, 10-6
Quarterfinals: 1-Harold Mayer (SFW) def. 8-Jack Riggs (ABC) 6-1, 6-2; 5-Tommy Nehring (RCS) def. 4-Zandar Binde (WAT) 6-1, 3-6, 10-2; 3-Samuel Hayden (OGO) def. 6-Koleton Anderson (HAR) 7-6 (3), 6-4; 2-Christopher Tao (SFL) def. 7-Sam Woidyla (BRV) 6-0, 6-1
Quarterfinals: 1-G. Gohl/R. McKenzie (SFL) def. 9-A. Erickson/C. Grismer (SFJ) 6-0, 6-0; 4-A. Hood/D. Segrist (RCS) def. 5-G. Goetz/I. Ahlberg (ABC) 6-1, 7-5; 3-A. Lupu/A. Mohama (OGO) def. 6-C. Murray/E. Woidyla (BRV) 5-7, 6-0, 10-6; 2-C. Poppenga/D. Shafer (SFW) def. 7-M. Mahowald/C. Sneden (WAT) 6-2, 6-2
Quarterfinals: 1-D. Gohl/R. McKenzie (SFL) def. 8-M. Ragon/B. Rausch (HAR) 6-3,6-2; 4-M. Hofer/A. Prehn (ABC) def. 5-N. Paikos/T. Eizinger (RCS) 6-2, 6-4; 3-C. Johnson/W. Koziara (OGO) def. 6-E. Meester/J. Remmers (WAT) 6-0, 6-3; 2-N. Morgans/J. Morgans (SFW) def. 7-T. Badger/S. Woidyla (BRV) 6-0, 6-0
Quarterfinals: 1-C. Rima/H. Mayer (SFW) def. 8-S. Gogue/M. Frohling (ABC) 6-0, 6-1; 4-L. Sarmiento/J. Brower (OGO) def. 5-M. Phares/T. Nehring (RCS) 6-4,7-6 (4); 6-G. Eszlinger/H. Wright (BRV) def. 3-J. Lindner/Z. Binde (WAT) 6-4,7-6 (5); 2-A. Tao/I. Stewart (SFL) def. 7-J. Ptak/K. Anderson (HAR) 6-4,6-4
1. SF Lincoln: 390
2. SF Washington: 378
3. O'Gorman: 312
4. RC Stevens: 227.5
5. Brandon Valley: 197.5
6. Aberdeen Central: 173
7. Watertown: 171
8. Harrisburg: 154
9. SF Jefferson: 97
10. SF Roosevelt: 85
11. Brookings: 6
12. RC Central: 0
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This article originally appeared on Sioux Falls Argus Leader: Lincoln, Washington close after day one of Class AA state tennis