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PHS Boys Tennis: Jackets pick up 1st win

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By John George

The Yellowjacket boys tennis team won their first match of the season Thursday with a 5-2 victory at Wadena-Deer Creek.

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Perham's sweep of the four singles matches secured the win. Mike Buer led the was with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles. Jordan Cresap also had an easy win at the No. 4 spot, 6-0, 6-3.

The most competitive match came at No. 3 singles, where Scott Eickschen lost the first set 6-1, then came back to take the second set, 6-1. The third set needed a tie break before Eickschen came out on top, 7-6 (8-6).

The Jackets fifth win was at No. 3 doubles where the team of Chad Hofland and Randy Swanson had a 6-1, 6-3 victory.

Perham also beat W-DC last year, 4-3 and finished ahead of them at the 2008 Mid-State Conference Tournament.

The Jackets weren't able to sustain their momentum into Friday's match at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle as they lost, 7-0.

Perham will take on defending Mid-State champs Staples-Motley on Tuesday, May 5. The Mid-State Conference Meet will be Thursday, May 7 in Park Rapids.

Thursday, April 30

Perham 5, Wadena-Deer Creek 2

Singles

1. Mike Buer (P) def. Bain, 6-2, 6-1; 2. Dylan Ashcraft (P) def. Garcia, 6-2, 7-5; 3. Scott Eickschen (P) def. Pettow, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (8-6); 4. Jordan Cresap (P) def. Korkowski, 6-0, 6-3.

Doubles

1. Paavola & Paulson (WDC) def. Joe Berns & Joe Ulrich, 6-4, 6-1; 2. Lawson & Norenberg (WDC) def. Luke Hofland & Brendan Lauer, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6; 3. Chad Hofland & Randy Swanson (P) def. Pate & Green, 6-1, 6-3.

Friday, May 1

LP-GE 7, Perham 0

Singles

1. Korfe (LPGE) def. Buer, 6-0, 6-0; 2. Uhlenhamp (LPGE) def. Ashcraft, 6-1, 6-1; 3. Nies (LPGE) def. Eickschen, 6-2, 6-1; 4. Welters (LPGE) def. Cresap, 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles

1. Pesta & Meode (LPGE) def. Berns & Ulrich, 6-0, 6-3; 2. Pesta & Warner (LPGE) def. Hofland & Lauer, 6-0, 6-2; 3. Holt & Roering (LPGE) def. Hofland & Swanson, 6-2, 6-2.

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