MINNEAPOLIS - Staples-Motley's Jordan Peterson captured fifth place in the Class 1A state singles tournament Friday at the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center.
The Cardinals' senior defeated ninth-ranked Mitch Elofson of St. Peter 7-5, 6-1, for the title.
Earlier Friday, Peterson defeated George Humphrey of Blake 6-4, 6-3 in the consolation semifinals.
Peterson finished the season 29-1. He had won 26 straight matches entering the state tournament. Last season he won his first-round match and was eliminated after losing his second match.
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