Lawley, Fargo South
Win ND Boys State Titles
USTA Northern | October 18, 2017
Congratulations to Fargo South High School and its senior Davis Lawley on winning the 2017 North Dakota Boys State team and singles championships, respectively, at Capital Racquet and Fitness in Grand Forks, N.D.
Fargo South, who was one set away from falling in the first round of the state tournament to Minot, upset #1 seed Grand Forks Red River in the semifinals and then #2 seed Grand Forks Central in the championships match to win its second team title in the last three years. South actually finished third in its conference during the regular season, but put it all together in the state tournament. In the championship match, South took the #1 singles, the #1 doubles and the #2 doubles position to secure head coach Vic Youngs' fourth state championship (1990, 1995, 2015 and 2017).
Lawley also claimed his second state singles title with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Bismarck Legacy's Micheal Janes. ADVERTISEMENT Lawley lost only one game the entire state tournament. For the season, Lawley was a perfect 23-0 in singles and lost only four games all year (276-4). Lawley was also named the Outstanding Senior Athlete of the Year.
Red River's Kaden Johnson and Gavin Loscheider won their first state doubles championship with a 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (6) win over South's Geoffrey Youngs and Max Olson.
Members of the All-State team included Grand Forks Central's Logan Sandberg, James Votava, Gary Wu; Grand Forks Red River's Jack Lindgren, Stefan Curic, Johnson, Loscheider; Bismarck Legacy's Bradley Moylan, Janes; Fargo Davies' Kareem Kamel; West Fargo's Joe Beske; Fargo South's Lawley, Youngs, Olson; and Fargo Shanley's Finnian O’Donnell, Jonah Jelinski.
The 2017 Coach of the Year was Max Weisser of Grand Forks Central.