Mounds View brothers Petro and Emmanuel Alex placed third in the state Class 2A doubles tournament Friday, beating a third brother in the third-place match.
Petro Alex, a senior, capped his six-year career by teaming with seventh-grader Emmanuel. The Alex’s opened with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over No. 2 seeded senior Hunter Roster and Adam Harvey of Lakeville South, then eclipsed Orono senior Caden Pfeiffer and freshman Matias Maple 6-3, 6-3. In the semifinals, they lost to East Ridge junior Caleb Fridinger and freshman Luke Fridinger 6-1, 6-4.
In the third-place match, the Alex’s won 6-1, 6-2 over senior Michael Cao and freshman Christo Alex.
The Cao-Alex duo beat Shakopee senior Alex Kortgard and sophomore Tharan Inturi 6-3, 7-5, and beat Wayzata senior Michael Deal and junior William Deters 6-3, 7-6 (7-2). They lost in the semifinals to the eventual champions, senior Sourabh Terakanambi and junior Nisal Liyanage of Eastview, 6-3, 6-3.