Playoffs set for Boys Tennis, Tiger Softball

The Princeton boys tennis squad was seeded 5th for the 7AA North Subsections, sending the Tigers (3-7) against No. 4 Cloquet (5-6) for the opening round of action. The teams will play at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 24 at Longview Tennis Courts, 326 N 25th Ave E, Duluth, Winner will play top-seed Duluth East (12-5) at 4 p.m.

Grand Rapids (9-3) and Hibbing (7-3) are the Nos. 2 and 3 seeded teams in the other half of the brackets. In the 7AA South, the top two seeds are Elk River (20-1) and Chisago Lakes (11-4).

• Seeding was also completed for the 7AA North Individuals which get underway on May 23 (9 a.m.) at Duluth East. Princeton senior Isaiah Mayerchak was seeded No. 2 in Singles, getting a first-round bye and awaiting the winner between No. 7 Bolen of Denfeld and No. 10 Beaulieu of East. Tiger 8th grader Thomas Mayerchak is in the same half of the brackets as the No. 6 seed opening against No. 11 Specht of Hibbing.

In 7AA North Doubles, Princeton’s Andrew Feero & Tyler Leverty are seeded No. 8, opening against Cloquet’s Lind & Tomhare. Teammates Schuyler Volkmuth & Kennan Hansen are the 10th seeds, getting No. 7 Andrews & Stukel of Denfeld in the opener.

Tiger Softball opens at Andover

Princeton (1-17) was seeded 12th for this week’s Section 7AAA Softball playoffs, sending the Tigers to No. 5 Andover (9-6) for the 4:30 p.m. play-in game on Wednesday, May 22. The victor will then face to No. 4 St. Francis (10-6) on Saturday, May 25 at Duluth’s Wheeler Park (10 a.m.). Games continue at Wheeler Park until four teams are whittled down for the May 29-30 section tourney at Chisago Lakes.