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Suzanne Coleman focuses in on the ball for a slam against the No. 2 doubles team from Osakis. After playing doubles last week, the two played singles against Park Rapids on Tuesday.

PHS Tennis: Jackets fall to Osakis

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By John George

The Yellowjacket girls tennis team struggled in their return home Thursday in a 7-0 loss to Osakis. It was Perham's first home match since Aug. 27.

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The No. 1 doubles team of Emily Wurgler and Whitney Delaney pushed their opponents to a tiebreak in the first set before falling 7-6 (7-5). They lost set two, 6-3.

Hannah Brenk played well in a loss at No. 3 singles, 6-4, -4.

Perham will take part in the Moose Invitational in Brainerd this Saturday. Teams expected to participate include: the Jackets, Brainerd, Glencoe-Silver Lake, Roseau, New York Mills and Parkers Prairie.

The Lady Jackets will make a pair of trips to Park Rapids this week. They take on the Panthers in a dual match on Sept. 15. On Sept. 19, Park Rapids hosts the Mid-State Tournament.

Perham will return home on Sept. 22 for a dual match against Pequot Lakes.

Thursday, September 10

Osakis 7, Perham 0

Singles

1. (Geisler O) def. Becca Huebsch 6-0, 6-2; 2. Hetland (O) def. Brita Sundberg 6-0, 6-1; 3. Garvin (O) def. Hannah Brenk, 6-4, 6-4; 4. Allen (O) def. Jessica Haugen, 6-2, 6-3.

Doubles

1. Zimmel & Zimmel (O) def. Emily Wurgler & Whitney Delaney 7-6 (7-5) 6-3; 2. Junten & Silbernick (O) def. Suzanne Coleman & Ashley Silbernagel 6-1, 6-1; 3. Anderson & Dillehay (O) def. Paige Biegler & Mary Ann Kuebler, 6-4, 6-1.

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