Raiders tennis chasing state tournament spot

A state tournament berth is on the line Wednesday afternoon when the boys tennis teams from Roseville Area High School and Mahtomedi High School meet in the Section 4AA championship match. The event takes place at 3:30 p.m. at Stillwater Area High School.

Third-seeded Roseville advanced to the section final by upsetting second-seeded St. Paul Harding on Monday in the semifinals 6-1. Mahtomedi won its semifinal match over Stillwater by the same score.

The Raiders are in the section final for the first time since 2009. They were also the third seed that season and lost to top-seeded Mahtomedi in the championship match.

The Section 4AA champion advances to the Class AA state tournament on June 5-6 at the University of Minnesota's Baseline Tennis Center. The Section 4AA winner opens the tournament June 5 at 10 a.m. against the champion of Section 8AA.

Section 4AA boys tennis tournament First round St. Paul Highland Park 6, St. Paul Johnson 1

Second round St. Paul Central 6, St. Paul Como Park 1 Stillwater 5, St. Paul Highland Park 2 North St. Paul 4, Tartan 3 Hill-Murray 6, White Bear Lake 1

Quarterfinals Mahtomedi 6, St. Paul Central 1 Stillwater 5, Cretin-Derham Hall 2 Roseville 6, North St. Paul 1 St. Paul Harding 4, Hill-Murray 3

Semifinals, Monday, May 21 Mahtomedi 6, Stillwater 1 Roseville 6, St. Paul Harding 1

Championship, Wednesday, May 23, 3:30 p.m. at Stillwater High School Mahtomedi vs. Roseville

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