ST. CLOUD -- Dan LaFountaine swept through the singles portion of the Section 8, Class 2A boys' tennis tournament on his way to the state tournament.
LaFountaine, a senior from St. Cloud Apollo, defeated Zac Borgerding of Monticello 6-1, 6-0 and then topped St. Cloud Tech's Vivic Athalye 6-4, 6-4 in the championship round. Athalye finished second and also advanced to state.
On the doubles side, the South Subsection's third seed of Kris Johnson and Karl Heine, also of Tech, defeated Nate Erdman-Jake Reitz of Sartell 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 to advance to state.
Erdman-Reitz then lost in the true second match to Elk River's Kent Nichols-Brandon O'Connell 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. Nichols-O'Connell also advance to state.
In the team tournament, St. Cloud Tech topped Alexandria 5-2 to advance to the state team tournament.
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