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Posted: Sunday, October 7, 2012 12:20 am | Updated: 11:33 am, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

FAIRBANKS — Saturday was a tough day for tennis players from the Mid Alaska Conference at the ASAA/First National Bank State Championships Saturday in Anchorage.

All of the players who reached the semifinals suffered losses in those matches as well as their third-place matches, leaving the MAC without any medals this season.

West Valley’s Jared Lees and Dana Raugust were knocked out of the boys and girls singles matches in the semifinals and couldn’t find the winning touch in their third-place matches.

The same fate happened to the West Valley girls doubles team of Catherine Sample and Lydia Kurberg, as well as the Wolfpack doubles team of Jeremy Weaver and Nettie Larson.

Mid Alaska Conference players did claim consolation bracket titles on Saturday.

North Pole’s Dana Lemay posted an 8-0 win against Service’s Anna Kozyrenko and Alex Jordan and James Kardash of Lathrop downed Christian Morgan and Matthew Stone of Service 8-5 in boys doubles.

Nicole Rogers and Rachel Jordan of Lathrop finished second in the girls doubles consolation bracket, dropping an 8-5 decision to Kathryn Hoke and Felicia Krieter of East Anchorage.

North Pole’s Teryl Lemay finished second in the boys singles consolation bracket, dropping an 8-4 decision to Cole Fox of Dimond.

Contact the News-Miner sports department at 459-7581.

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