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PHS Tennis: Panthers knock off Lady Jackets

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The Jackets traveled to Park Rapids on Tuesday where they dropped a 6-1 match to the Panthers.

Perham's only win came at No. 1 doubles, where Emily Wurgler and Whitney Delaney won 7-5, 6-4.

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Mid-State next

The Lady Jackets will return to Park Rapids on Sept. 19 for the Mid-State Conference Tournament. Perham finished fifth at the seven-team tournament last year as Staples-Motley won their second straight conference crown.

Perham will return home on Sept. 22 for a dual match against Pequot Lakes. It will be the first of three-straight at home for the Jackets as they host Detroit Lakes on Sept. 24, followed by a match with New York Mills on Sept. 28.

4th in Brainerd

Perham finished in fourth place in the six-team Moose Invitational hosted by Brainerd High School last Saturday. Brainerd had a pair of individual champions as they finished first overall as a team with 25 points. Roseau and Glencoe-Silver Lake tied for second with 18 points, followed by Perham in fourth (8). New York Mills tied with Parkers Prairie with seven points.

The tournament used a modified scoring format. Meaning they played the best two of three sets, with sets starting at 2-2. There was no 'add scoring', meaning they didn't play past 'deuce' for points. They also played a tiebreaker in place of a full third set.

Tuesday, September 15

Park Rapids 6, Perham 1

Singles

1. Carlson (PR) def. Huebsch, 6-0, 6-0; 2. Kading (PR) def. Sundberg, 6-2, 6-2; 3. Smith (PR) def. Coleman, 6-2, 6-2; 4. Renner (PR) def. Silbernagel, 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles

1. Delaney & Wurgler (P) def. Dickinson & Girtz, 7-5, 6-4; 2. Walsh & Burlingame (PR) def. Brenk & Biegler, 6-3, 6-4; 3. Klingenberg & Schaum (PR) def. Haugen & Kuebler, 6-4, 6-0.

Saturday, September r12

Moose Invitational (Brainerd)

1. Brainerd 25, T-2. Roseau, Glencoe-Silver Lake 18, 4. Perham 8, T-5. New York Mills, Parkers Prairie 7.

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