Magi tennis drops 6-3 decision to Legacy

Ciara Parizek/MDN Minot High School junior Zach Diehl hits a backhand shot during Tuesday afternoon's contest against Legacy at Hammond Park. The Sabers earned a 6-3 victory over the Magicians.

The Minot High School boys tennis team endured a marathon match against Bismarck Legacy on Tuesday afternoon. After the teams fought to a 3-3 tie, the Sabers (8-0, 8-0 WDA) claimed a 6-3 victory over the Magicians (7-2, 7-2 WDA) at Hammond Park in Minot.

“It was an awesome night of tennis finishing the doubles (matches) under the lights,” MHS head coach Scott DeLorme said. “But, when it was all said and done, Legacy found a way to win the big points most of the night on their way to a doubles sweep.”

For the second time this season, the aforementioned doubles sweep carried the Sabers to victory. In singles, Minot sophomore Hunter Rice, eighth-grader Aiden Diehl and junior Colby Opp picked up wins.

Two of the three doubles matches needed three sets.

“I felt like we maybe closed the gap a little bit,” DeLorme said. “Their experience in these situations proved to be too much for us tonight. We give full credit to Legacy, as they earned a hard-fought win. Hopefully, it gives us something to really build off of and continue to get better as we move forward in the final two weeks of the season.”

Minot will play at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday in Mandan.

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