Tennis: Perham defeats NY Mills to set up playoff play-in game Friday
The Eagles and Yellowjackets girls tennis teams duked it out Thursday to gain home court for a rematch in the pigtail game of the Section 8A playoffs. The play-in matches will be in Perham Friday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. after the Yellowjackets pulled out a 4-3 victory.
NY Mills took three of four singles matches: Jenna Esala and Krista Guldseth, taking out their opponents. Esala defeated Suzanne Coleman 6-2, 6-7 (6-8) and 10-4 in a super tiebreaker. Guldseth won a seesaw affair with Ashley Silbernagel. Guldseth took the first set 6-3, Silbernagel dominated the second set 6-1 before Guldseth ran the table in the deciding third set winning at love.
Victoria Selander nabbed the Eagles third point with a straight set, 7-5, 6-2 victory over Chelsea Honer.
From there, the Yellowjackets took four singles, Maggie Rennicke over Abby Salo, 4-6, 6-4 and 6-1, while sweeping the three doubles matches to seal the 4-3 team victory.
Hannah Brenk and Paige Biegler defeated Kristin Kane and Emily Blomberg four and three at one-doubles. MaKayla Kroenke and Katie Howey were victorious at two-doubles over Megan Dow and Jordin Roberts 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.
Josey Beachy and Betsy Pearson held on to a service break in the third set in their win over Guro Remaas and Kari Salo, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Perham 4, New York Mills 3. October 6.
Perham 4, New York Mills 3
1. Jenna Esala (NYM) def. Suzanne Coleman, 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 10-4
2. Krista Guldseth (NYM) def. Ashley Silbernagel, 6-3, 1-6, 6-0
3. Victoria Selander (NYM) def. Chelsea Honer, 7-5, 6-2
4. Maggie Rennicke (P) def. Abby Salo 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
1. Hannah Brenk & Paige Biegler (P) def. Kristin Kane & Emily Blomberg, 6-4, 6-3
2. MaKayla Kroenke & Katie Howey (P) def. Megan Dow & Jordin Roberts, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4
3. Josie Beachy & Betsy Pearson (P) def. Guro Remaas & Kari Salo, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4