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S.F. Washington, Tieszen Wins S.D. State Titles

Sioux Falls Washington won the team title at the 2012 Boys South Dakota State High School Tournament in Rapid City, S.D. Washington was first with 713 points, followed by Sioux Falls O’Gorman with 565.5 and Watertown with 488. Washington won six of nine flight championships as South Dakota declares champions in six singles flights and three doubles divisions.

Washington’s Conner Tieszen won his first South Dakota Flight 1 singles championships with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Anthony Rauschenbach of O’Gorman. Rauschenbach answered back though as he and partner Tommy Entwistle won the Flight 1 doubles crown with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 victory over Tieszen and Dobby O’Donnell. Other singles flight winners included Entwistle (Flight 2), Tanner Heiser of Watertown (Flight 3), Mark Schroeder (Flight 4), Luke Haffeman (Flight 5) and Nate Ackert (Flight 6) all of Washington. The other doubles winners were Scott Miller/Haffeman (Flight 2) and Schroeder/Dylan Zastrow (Flight 3) of Washington.

2012 South Dakota High School State Tournament

Rapid City, S.D.


Flight 1: Conner Tieszen (Washington) def. Anthony Rauschenbach (O’Gorman) 6-4, 6-2

Flight 2: Tommy Entwistle (O’Gorman) def. Chuck Tang (RC Stevens) 6-1, 6-1

Flight 3: Tanner Heiser (Watertown) def. Scott Miller (Washington) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Flight 4: Mark Schroeder (Washington) def. Mark DeSpeigler (Watertown) 6-4, 6-4

Flight 5: Luke Haffeman (Washington) def. Dan Shultz (SF Lincoln) 6-1, 6-2

Flight 6: Nate Ackert (Washington) def. Sam Ellison (O’Gorman) 6-0, 6-1


Flight 1: Entwistle/Rauschenbach def. Tieszen/Dobby O’Donnell 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Flight 2: Miller/Haffeman def. Brian Billion/Lukas Lederer (O’Gorman) 6-4, 6-1

Flight 3: Schroeder/Dylan Zastrow def. Tony Wever/Michael Nicholas (Huron) 6-1, 6-2

All-Tournament Team

Connor Tieszen, Washington; Mark Schroeder, Washington; Scott Miller, Washington; Luke Haffeman, Washington; Dobby O’Donnell, Washington; Dylan Zastrow, Washington; Tommy Entwistle, O’Gorman; Tony Rauschenbach, O’Gorman; Tanner Heiser, Watertown; Jared Hofer, Lincoln.

Spirit of Max Award: Michael Nicholas, Huron.

Sportsmanship Award: Rapid City Stevens.