PARK RAPIDS - Ent Chongkavinit fought severe leg cramps during his third No. 3 singles match, but pulled off the victory to help the Staples-Motley Cardinals claim the Mid-State Conference title Thursday.
Chongkavinit, Jordan Peterson (No. 1 singles) and Mike Lindaman (No. 2 singles) were all perfect to give the Cardinals 29 team points. That tied Park Rapids, but according to Cardinals coach Kevin Coughlin S-M won the tie breaker to win the conference crown.
S-M's Adam Cox was second at No. 4 singles as was the No. 2 doubles team of Grant Longbella-Matt Spar and the No. 3 doubles team of Austin Hirschey-Shane Suess.
Taylor Garcia and Mike Paavola finished third at No. 1 doubles for the fifth-place Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines.
Team Score: 1-Staples-Motley 29, 2-Park Rapids 29, 3-Detroit Lakes 23, 4-Perham 15, 5-Wadena-Deer Creek 9
No. 1: 1-Jordan Peterson (SM) 2-0, 5-Justin Tucker (WDC) 0-2
No. 2: 1-Mike Lindaman (SM) 2-0, 5-Austin Korkowski (WDC) 0-2
No. 3: 1-Ent Chongkavinit (SM) 3-0, 5-Cory Pettow (WDC) 0-2
No. 4: 2-Adam Cox (SM) 2-1, 5-Drew Larson (WDC) 0-2
No. 1: 3- Taylor Garcia-Mike Paavola (WDC) 1-2, 4-Guthrie Coughlin-Josh Solway (SM) 1-1
No. 2: 2-Grant Longbella-Matt Spar (SM) 2-1, 5-Joey Pate-Zach Norenberg (WDC) 0-2
No. 3: 2-Austin Hirschey-Shane Suess (SM) 2-1, 5-Matt Green-Josh Lund (WDC) 0-2,
Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at Aitkin 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Staples-Motley at St. Paul Academy Invite 8 a.m. Saturday.
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