ISAAC THOMFORDE PLACES 4TH IN SECTION INDIVIDUAL TENNIS TOURNEY

The Section 8A Boys Tennis individual tennis tournament moved indoors to Choice Fitness in Grand Forks, North Dakota, because of the threat of rain on Wednesday.

Crookston junior, Isaac Thomforde (#3 seed) was the only Pirate left on the final day of the individual tournament after winning two matches on Tuesday in Crookston.

On Tuesday, Thomforde beat #14 seed Lucas Rantanen of Thief River Falls 6-1, 6-0. In the quarterfinals, Thomforde beat #6 seed Jowell Gamez of New London-Spicer 7-5, 6-3.

On Wednesday, Thomforde took on #2 seed Jett Cornelius of Thief River Falls in the semi-finals. Isaac had a great first set and won by an impressive 6-1
score. The second set was an exciting back-and-forth battle, but Cornelius outlasted Thomforde to win the set 7-5, forcing a third and final set. The momentum Cornelius had going into the third set was obvious as he cruised to a 6-1 victory to win the match and advance to the championship.

THIRD-PLACE MATCH-
Thomforde took on #4 seed Kenneth Schmiesing of New London-Spicer in the third-place match.
The first set was another back-and-forth battle for Isaac as he lost a heart-breaker 7-6 and 7-1 in the tie-breaker. Isaac bounced back with an impressive second set as he won 6-3 to force a third and final set.
Unfortunately, during the match, Cornelius lost the championship match, and Isaac knew he wouldn’t get a true second match, but his opponent would get one if he won. That seemed to play a factor in the third set as Schmiesing won the third set 6-3 to win the match and play in a true-second match for a trip to state.
Thomforde’s season came to an end with a fourth-place finish.

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Isaac Thomforde