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Boys State Tennis Begins Thursday.
courtesy of SDHSAA
Boys State Tennis Begins Thursday.

South Dakota boys state tennis tournament begins Thursday


SDHSAA Release - May 17, 2018

RAPID CITY, S.D. - The 87th Annual Boy State Tennis Tournament will be held in Rapid City, May 17-18-19. Twenty-four teams have entered the tournament. Champions will be determined in six singles flights and three doubles flights over the course of the three days. Previous champions participating in the tournament are as follows:

There will be a new champion crowned in Flights 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 due to graduation and flight changes. Flight 2 Singles champion, Sam Dobbs, Sioux Falls Lincoln, will move up to Flight 1 this year. Flight 5 Singles champion, Graham Leonard, Sioux Falls Lincoln, is moving up to Flight 3 this year and Flight 6 Singles champion, Dawson Segrist, Rapid City Stevens, is moving up to Flight 5.

There will be new champions at Flight 1 Doubles due to graduation. Sam Dobbs, Sioux Falls Lincoln, will try and defend his championship with new doubles partner Gage Gohl. In Flight 2, Graham Leonard and Rahul Giri, of Sioux Falls Lincoln will compete. Graham was part of the Flight 3 Doubles championship last year. There will be a new champion crowned in Doubles Flight 3 since defending champion Graham Leonard, Sioux Falls Lincoln, moved to Flight 2.

Sioux Falls Lincoln will be going for five in a row. A team champion has been determined the past 47 years of the state tennis tournament.

First round singles matches begin at 8:00 a.m. with Flights 1, 2, and 3 at Sioux Park, Flights 4, 5 and 6 at Parkview Tennis Complex. Doubles matches will start at 1:00 p.m. with Flights 1 and 2 at Sioux Park and Flight 3 at Parkview.

Matches continue on Friday at Sioux Park and Parkview at 8:00 a.m.. On Saturday, play resumes at Sioux Park for all flights starting at 8:00 a.m. For a complete schedule, check the SDHSAA website: www.sdhsaa.com. For any rain delay or weather issues refer to www.facebook.com/SDHSAA.

Current results will be posted on the SDHSAA website link to SDPB.org.



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