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BLUE JAYS: Boys tennis tops Mandan

Jamestown's Tyler Pringle returns a serve Tuesday during a tennis match against Mandan at Bolinger Courts. John M. Steiner / The Sun

Jamestown High School weathered a handful of storms Tuesday night at Bolinger Courts and came out winners.

The Blue Jays opened West Region play with a decisive 6-3 win over Mandan. Three of the Jays' six wins were three-set victories, starting with Isaac Mimong at No. 2 singles and Ryder Lunzman at No. 3 singles.

Mimong took down Kamdin Sedivec 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 and Lunzman dispatched Trevor Elijah 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

"We've been talking about mental toughness and those guys certainly showed some mental toughness tonight and getting the wins we needed," Jamestown coach Bryan Edens said. "It was a really great start to the (conference) season."

Kaden Williams and Gage Orr also picked up wins for the Blue Jays. Orr went three frames as well, topping Braden Ressler 5-7, 6-1, 6-0.

"The dude hustled all match long," Edens said of Orr. "He was flying around and even scored a point falling to the ground and tearing up his hand. He came back and won his set and that was fun to see."

Early-season action at doubles looks promising for the Jays. Ryder Pringle and Williams rolled 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 at No. 1, while Mimong/Lunzman captured the second team pair 6-3, 6-4.

"It's pretty early and we haven't done a ton of doubles stuff yet," Edens said. "Pringle and Williams really played well together. Ryder (Pringle) had a tough loss at No. 1 singles, so to come back and win doubles was a good confidence builder for him. He looked like he was having fun, which is good."

The Jays are at Bismarck High on Sept. 4.

Jamestown 6, Mandan 3

Singles

No. 1: Ben Gartner, M def. Ryder Pringle 4-6, 4-6.

No. 2: Isaac Mimong, J def. Kamdin Sedivec 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.

No. 3: Ryder Lunzman, J def. Trevor Elijah 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

No. 4: Brady Helbling, M def. Kaden Schmidt 6-4, 4-6, 1-6.

No. 5: Kaden Williams, J def. Coby Wolf 6-4, 6-1.

No. 6: Gage Orr, J, def. Braden Ressler 5-7, 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles

No. 1: Pringle/Williams, J def. Gartner/Sedivec 7-5, 2-6, 6-4.

No. 2: Mimong/Lunzman, J def. Elijah/Helbling 6-3, 6-4.

No. 3: Ressler/Keaton Pritchett, M def. Schmidt/Orr 4-6, 4-6.

Records: Jamestown 2-2, 1-0 WDA. Mandan 1-3, 0-1 WDA.

Demons top Jays

Bismarck High defeated Jamestown High School 7-0 in boys soccer Tuesday in Bismarck. The Blue Jays (1-4-0, 0-2-0 WDA) are at Mandan (0-2-1) this Thursday.

Michael Savaloja

Hometown: Churchs Ferry, N.D.; College: North Dakota

A recipient of the NDHSCA Award of Merit, Savaloja has been reporting sports for The Sun since 2008.

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