SIOUX FALLS - Aberdeen Central foreign exchange student Riccardo Deambrogio moved into the semifinals after picking up a pair of singles victories during the first day of the State Tennis Tournament on Thursday.
Deambrogio of Italy won his first match at number two singles in straight sets before grabbing a super-tiebreak win in the quarterfinals.
Last week Deambrogio won his flight during the Eastern South Dakota Conference tournament in Aberdeen.
No other local player will be in the championship round when play resumes today, but several are still alive in consolation round action.
Sioux Falls O'Gorman leads the team standings after the first day with 482 points, 18 better than Sioux Falls Washington.
Aberdeen Central has 274 points and Aberdeen Roncalli has 195.
The Golden Eagles and Cavaliers each won their share of matches on Thursday.
Central won eight singles matches and two doubles matches, while Roncalli grabbed seven singles wins and four doubles victories.
Team Points: Sioux Falls O'Gorman 482, Sioux Falls Washington 464, Sioux Falls Lincoln 432, Rapid City Stevens 408, Pierre 356, Watertown 342, Aberdeen Central 274, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 272, Mitchell 228, Huron 202, Brandon Valley 196, Aberdeen Roncalli 195, Rapid City Central 182, Madison 121, Brookings 118, Yankton 118, St. Thomas More/Rapid City Christian 97, Vermillion 36, Spearfish 34, Milbank 28, Sturgis 14.
Flight 1: Brad Entwistle (SFO) bye; Jared Carrels (AR) bye; Brandon Weeldreyer (SFR) bye; Mike Flynn (Bro) bye; Colin Noldner (SFL) bye; Tyler Isackson (Hur) def. Elliot Blue (BV) 6-3, 6-1; Jeremy Cap (Yan) def. Tony Bedard (Stu) 6-2, 6-1; Conner Tieszen (SFW) bye; Connor Forney (Pie) bye; Tyler Joyal (RCS) def. Daniel Duffy (STM) 6-3, 7-6 (9-7); Layne Ryerson (Spe) def. Nate Svendsen (Ver) 6-0, 6-0; Jordan Feige (Wat) bye; Nathaniel Cherry (RCC) bye; Brett Lorenz (AC) bye; Michael Sullivan (Mad) def. Zach Waletich (Mil) 6-4, 6-0; Tyler Osterloo (Mit) bye.
Flight 2: Elliott Czarnecki (SFO) bye; Bennett Prosser (Stu) bye; Kevin Reedstrom (Mil) bye; Mack Driscoll (BV) bye; Riccardo Deambrogio (AC) bye; Gavin Fenske (RCC) def. Zach Glissendorf (STM) 6-1, 6-2; Jesse Gebel (Mit) def. Garrett Ryerson (Spe) 6-1, 6-3; Dobby O'Donnell (SFW) bye; Jared Hofer (SFL) bye; Ethan Druin (Ver) def. Ryan Golden (Mad) 6-7 (5), 6-2, 1-0 (8); Daniel Baer (Bro) def. Raleigh Jungemann (Hur) 6-3, 6-1; Hans Leong (Pie) bye; Jared Johnson (Wat) bye; Austin Bierle (AR) bye; Ryan Shogren (SFR) def. Max Hunhoff (Yan) 6-3, 6-3; James Ferrier (RCS) bye.
Flight 3: Adam Kianicka (SFO) bye; Wilson Long (Spe) bye; Derek Dvorak (Yan) bye; Kyle Rohrbach (RCS) bye; Jonah Snyder (SFL); Brendon Amiotte (STM) def. Lindun Lai (Bro) 6-4, 7-5; Trent Meinke (SFR) def. Blake Dunfee (RCC) 6-2, 6-0; Tanner Heiser (Wat) bye; Aaron Lorenz (AC) bye; Michael Ronayne (AR) def. Luke Green (Stu) 6-4, 6-0; Taylor Moore (Mit) def. James May (Ver) 6-2, 6-1; Nathan Ellenbecker (Pie) bye; Michael Nicholas (Hur) bye; Michael Grajczyk (Mil) bye; Billy Trevillyan (BV) def. Jacob Leighton (Mad) 6-0, 6-1; Scott Miller (SFW) bye.
Flight 4: Anthony Rauschenbach (SFO) bye; Nate Norgaar (SFR) bye; Matt Falk (AR) bye; Mark DeSpiegler (Wat) bye; Alex Haahr (SFL) bye; Alex Norlin (RCC) def. Nate Terveen (Spe) 6-4, 6-4;Pat Eckrick (STM) def. Wyatt Kurtz (Mil) 6-7 (4), 6-3, 1-0 (8) ; Jared Smith (Pie) bye; Stephen Tibbles (RCS) bye; Logan Meyer (Hur) def. Sam Dunkle (Bro) 6-2, 6-1; Drew Peterson (BV) def. Camden Riazola (Ver) 6-2, 6-4; Joey Crompton (AC) bye; Luke Rockne (Yan) bye; Tate Crago (Mit) bye; Jesse Brown (Mad) def. Zach Murray (Stu) 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (7); Michael Schroeder (SFW) bye.
Flight 5: Tommy Entwistle (SFO) bye; Chance Sorenson (Yan) bye; Aaron Fortier (Stu) bye; Colin Claeys (Hur) bye; Brian Monson (AR) bye; Spencer Folk (Mil) def. Brady Glissendorf (STM) 7-6 (2), 7-6 (6); Tyler Osborne (Ver) def. Austin Neuerberg (Spe) 6-1, 4-6, 2-0 (4); Ryan Wood (SFL) bye; Chuck Tang (RCS) bye; Ryan Johnston (BV) 6-0, 6-1; Alex Grandbois (AC) def. Ryan Punke (SFR) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (7); Tommy Nealon (Wat) bye; Jacob Cerosimo (Mit) bye; Tyler Bradley (RCC) bye; Tanner Johnson (Pie) def. Matt Green (Mad) 6-2, 6-2; Luke Haffeman (SFW) bye.
Flight 6: Ben Czarnecki (SFO) bye; David Day (Ver) bye; Tyler Hegge (Wat) bye; Jordan Taralson (SFR) bye; Dan Schultz (SFL) bye; Dan DeBoer (AC) def. Ryan Shindler (Yan) 6-0, 6-4; Dylan Rittershaus (Bro) def. Kyle Bissinger (STM) 6-2, 6-3; Beau Brown (Mit) bye; Dylan Zastrow (SFW) bye; Drake VanEgdom (BV) def. Alex Zikmund (AR) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (9); Matt Kramer (RCC) def. Ryan Hepper (Mil) 6-3, 6-4; Connor Shoop (Pie) bye; Austin Claeys (Hur) bye; Cody Murray (Stu) bye; Caleb Hawkes (Mad) bye; Connor Sieck (RCS) bye.
Flight 1: Entwistle def. Carrels 6-1, 6-1; Weeldreyer def. Flynn 6-4, 6-3; Noldner def. Isackson 6-3, 6-1; Tieszen def. Cap 6-2, 6-1; Forney def. Joyal 6-3, 6-3; Feige def. Ryerson 6-2, 6-0; Cherry def. Lorenz 3-6, 7-6 (1), 1-0 (11); Osterloo def. Sullivan 6-2, 6-0.
Flight 2: Czarnecki def. Prosser 6-1, 6-0; Driscoll def. Reedstrom 6-1, 6-0; Deambrogio def. Fenske 6-4, 6-3; O'Donnell def. Gebel 6-3, 6-2; Hofer def. Druin 6-0, 6-0; Leon def. Baer 7-5, 6-4; Johnson def. Bierle 6-2, 6-4.