Yellowjackets bounce back with win over Parkers Prairie
It was a much-needed bounceback win for the Perham/New York Mills girls tennis team when they swept Parkers Prairie, 7-0, at the Perham Tennis Courts on Sept. 5.
The Yellowjackets were coming off a pair of tough losses to East Grand Forks and Roseau during their home quadrangular. The Yellowjackets erased those memories with a sweep.
“It was a good bounce back effort after a tough couple of matches the week before,” Perham/NYM head coach Jameson Miller said. “I thought the players did a good job of using the off time to gather together and refocus. It’s always good to pick up a section win and Parkers Prairie has a very solid team as their record shows.”
The Yellowjackets were need of a section win after dropping those two to East Grand Forks and Roseau. They responded with five straight set victories of the seven matches.
MaKayla Melvin made quick work at No. 1 singles, defeating Parkers Prairie’s Abby Burquest in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1.
Brianna Schwantz defeated Madeline Schroeder at No. 2 singles. She won the match, 6-3, 6-1. Michelle Swyter was victorious at No. 3 singles. She earned a straight set victory over Analise Marquardt, 6-0, 7-5. Avery Beachy went three sets at No. 4 but was victorious. She defeated Erica Woida, 4-6, 7-5 and 10-8.
The doubles duo of Elle Birkeland and Jojo Winkels rebounded with a three-set victory over Magan Arens and Kaylee Esterberg, 6-1, 2-6 and 6-1. The team of Kiera Radniecki and Jade Lenius defeated Katelyn Schlosser and Katlyn Velde, 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles. Grace Minten and Emma Bowers knocked off Reghun DeBoer and Adrianna Moratto in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3.
“We need to stay focused and working hard as we still have a lot of ability to improve between now and October,” Miller said after the match.
The Yellowjackets return to the courts on Sept. 7 when they play host to Crosby-Ironton at 4 p.m. at the Perham Tennis Courts.