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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Simcoe and Notkin Advance to State in Doubles

By Matt Thomas, Wayzata.com Sports Reporter

The boy's tennis doubles tandem of senior Ty Simcoe and junior Gary Notkin earned a spot at this year's state tournament by winning the section 2AA doubles tournament on Tuesday, May 26.

Simcoe and Notkin won three straight three-set matches on their way to winning the tournament as the No. 2 seed.

Simecoe and Notkin first dispatched of Alexander Tollefson and Bradley Malmsten of Eden Prairie in straight sets, 6-4 and 6-2. After that, things got a little more difficult.

The pair needed three sets in the quarterfinals to defeat Wilmar's Jim Neis and Mitchell Fader, 6-0, 4-6, 7-5.

In the semifinals, Simcoe and Notkin got past Eden Prairie's Michael Crevier and Yiding Hou, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

Simcoe and Notkin then punched their ticket to the state tournament with a dramatic 7-6, 1-6, 6-4 victory over Minnetonka's Thiago Morsch and Luke Bastiansen in the championship match.

The Wayzata team will take part in the Class AA state tournament on June 2 and 3 at the Baseline Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Simcoe and Notkin will represent the Trojans in the individual state tournament on June 4 and 5.


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