Defending 1A state tennis champion Myles Tang of Breck moved into position to take his second straight title Friday morning when he defeated Charlie Adams of The Blake School 6-0, 6-2 in the semifinals.
Tang had defeated Adams in a tense three-set match on Wednesday that gave Breck a 4-3 semifinal victory over Blake, but it was Adams that drew raves during that match for playing on despite needing medical attention later in the match.
On Friday, Tang said he took advantage of Adams' tendency to stay well behind the baseline by hitting short shots and bringing his opponent to the net.
Tang, a junior who finished second in the state as a ninth-grader, will play Connor Oberle of Holy Family in Saturday's title match. Oberle defeated Logan Engelstad of Thief River Falls 6-2, 6-2 in the other semifinal. The title match will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Reed-Sweatt Tennis center in Minneapolis.
In Class 2A, Dusty Boyer of Forest Lake will meet Scott Elsass of Eden Prairie on Saturday morning for the singles championship.
Both won straight set semifinal matches. Elsass defeated Maxwell Olson of Edina 6-4, 6-1 while Boyer beat Thomas Nath of Rochester Mayo 6-3, 6-1. They will play at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the University of Minnesota's Baseline Tennis Center.
In doubles, Minneapolis South's Luke Elifson and Martin Beck will face Toby Boyer and Zachary Decker of Forest for the 2A title and Tucker Sjobald and Andrew Engle of Breck will meet Robert Turlington and Brian Utz of Rochester Lourdes in 1A.