Lakers sweep Yellowjackets
After a somewhat less than impressive showing against Thief River Falls in their last home outing May 13, the Detroit Lakes boys' tennis team rebounded in a big way Thursday with a dominating win over Perham, as they swept the Yellowjackets 7-0.
"We played extremely well as a team," said Detroit Lakes' head coach, Wade Johnson. "Garret Duncan and Derick Brehm played extremely well at No. 1 doubles, and Jesse Meyer and Isaac Fondrick continue to play very well for us."
Duncan and Brehm narrowly missed a shutout in their 6-0, 6-1 trouncing of Perham's Randy Swanson and Madison Paridon, while singles players Meyer and Fondrick were equally dominating in their respective matches.
Meyer downed Perham junior Jordan Cresap 6-0, 6-2 at the No. 1 singles position, while Fondrick topped Dillon Shields 6-1, 6-0.
DL's top two singles players had a little bit of additional good news this week. Meyer and Fondrick both received all-conference honors in the Mid-State Conference meet, where DL finished second earlier this month.
The No. 2 Laker doubles team of Ethan Brekke and Cody Jordan put up a score identical to their counterparts in the No. 1 position, downing Perham duo Austin Andreen and James Hersch 6-0, 6-1.
At No. 3 doubles, Lakers Collin Harris and Tom Warweg dropped Perham's Trevor Meece and Mike Botzet 6-1, 6-3.
"Collin Harris seems to be finding his game as we near sections as well," the DL coach said.
In other action, DL's No. 3 singles player Andy Schupp cruised to a 6-1 victory in the first set, but Perham's Alphonse Shoeneberger put up more of a fight in the second, before Schupp finally prevailed 7-5.
At No. 4 singles, DL's Alex Fondrick cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 win over Perham's Chad Hofland.
Detroit Lakes freshman Austin Nelson played Perham sophomore Christian Hinckley, in an exhibition. Hinckley was a 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) winner.
Brian Howey and Kiowa Wieser-Mathews also had exhibition victories.
DL 7, Perham 0
1 sing. Meyer (DL) over Cresap. 6-0. 6-2.
2 sing. I. Fondrick (DL) over Shields. 6-1. 6-0.
3 sing. Schup (DL) over A. Shoeneberger 6-1. 7-5.
4 sing. A. Fondrick (DL) over Hofland 6-1. 6-3.
1 dub. Duncan/Brehm (DL) over Paridon/Swanson. 6-0. 6-1.
2 dub. Brekke/Jordan (DL) over Hersch/Andreen. 6-0. 6-1.
3 dub. Harris/Warweg (DL) over Meece/Botzet. 6-1. 6-3.