Jacket tennis team drops two
The Perham tennis team knew wins would not be easy this season. The Jackets just missed their first meet win of the season against Wadena-Deer Creek losing 4-3 Monday. The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder beat the Jackets at home 6-1, Tuesday.
"Wadena-Deer Creek could have gone another way easily," Head Coach Kyle Knutson said. "The kids are playing good and continue to improve. We are excited about the Mid-State Conference meet next week."
Perham swept three doubles matches, the number one and two teams of Mike Buer and Dylan Ashcroft and Dylan Shields and Randy Swanson not dropping a single game respectively, blanking the Wolverines 6-0, 6-0.
At three doubles, Madison Paridon and Chad Hofland won the first set at love before taking the match in straight sets love and four.
However, the Wolverines would take all four singles matches. Jordan Cresap, moving up to number two singles, from the four spot, lost a close match, of a break a set, 6-4, 6-4, to Taylor Garcia.
Cresap would return to the four spot against Long Prairie-Grey Eagle for the lone Yellowjacket win of the meet beating Justin Beaver one and four.
Perham vs Wadena-Deer Creek at Perham, Monday, May 3.
Wolverines 4, Yellowjackets 3
Singles -- Mike Paavola def. Scott Eickshen (P) 6-1, 6-0; 2. Taylor Garcia def. Jordan Cresap (P) 6-4, 6-4; 3. Brendan Lauer def. Drew Larson (P) 6-2, 6-0; 4. Zach Novenberg def. James Hersch (P) 6-0, 6-2.
Doubles -- 1. Mike Buer/Dylan Ashcroft (P) def. Korowski/Pate 6-0, 6-0; 2. Dylan Shields/Randy Swanson (P) def. Jensen/Anderson 6-0, 6-0; 3. Madison Paridon/Chad Hofland (P) def. Green/Carlson 6-0, 6-4.
Perham vs Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at Perham, Tuesday, May 4.
Thunder 6, Yellowjackets 1
Singles -- Jed Janson def. Mike Buer (P) 6-2, 6-3; 2. Roger Meade def. Dylan Ashcroft (P) 6-2, 6-2; 3. Jeremey Welters def. Scott Eickschen (P) 6-1, 6-1; 4. Jordan Cresap (P) def. Justin Beaver 6-1, 6-4.
Doubles -- 1. Warner/Pesta def. R. Dylan Shields/Randy Swanson (P) 6-1, 6-0; 2. Roering/Dewey def. Chad Hofland/Madison Paridon 6-2, 6-1; 3. Atkinson/Graves def. Trevor Meece/Austin Andreen (P) 6-1, 6-3.