NDHSAA makes changes to upcoming boys tennis, soccer postseason tournaments
The North Dakota High School Activities Association has made some minor changes to a pair of upcoming postseason tournaments.
The boys state soccer tournament, which is usually held Thursday-Saturday at one location, will have a different format this year, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Instead, the quarterfinals will be held at home sites Tuesday, Oct. 6. The semifinals will be played Friday, Oct. 9 at Fargo South High School. The championship and third-place games will be played Saturday, Oct. 10 at South. There will be no consolation.
The change should limit the number of people at the state tournament. Any crowd-size limitations will be announced 72 hours before the event begins.
The East Region boys tennis tournament began Tuesday with home-site quarterfinals. The championship semifinals and consolation semifinals also will be hosted at higher seeds Thursday.
The East Region team championship and state-qualifiers will be held Friday in Fargo. The East Region individual tournament will be Friday and Saturday in Fargo.
In an effort to shorten matches, eight-game pro-sets will be used for consolation play at the region tournament.
Next week, the boys state tennis tournament will be held in Grand Forks from Oct. 8-10. Eight-game pro-sets will be used for consolation once again, except for fifth-place matches, which determine all-state team members.
Attendance will be limited at the boys tennis tournament. Each participating school will receive wristbands for purchase.