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PHS Tennis: Lakers win close match over Perham

John George

The Yellowjacket tennis team came close, but wasn't able to pick up their first win of the season as they lost to Detroit Lakes, 4-3.

Perham did take two of the three doubles matches. The No. 1 team of Whitney Delaney and Emily Wurgler won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1. The No. 3 team of Ashley Silbernagel and Paige Biegler also won in two sets, 6-3, 6-4.

The Jackets lone singles win came at the No. 3 where Hannah Brenk won, 7-6, 6-4.

D.L. also won the earlier match between the two teams in the season opener on Aug. 27, 4-3.

Perham will remain at home on Monday, Sept. 28 as they host New York Mills. Mills (4-8) beat the Jackets on Sept. 1, 4-3.

They will play on back-to-back nights on Sept. 29 as they head east to take on Wadena-Deer Creek.

Thursday, September 24

Detroit Lakes 4, Perham 3


1. Langworthy (DL) def. Becca Huebsch, 6-2, 6-1; 2. Huakabo (DL) def. Brita Sundberg, 6-0, 6-2; 3. Hannah Brenk (P) def. Anderson, 7-6, 6-4; 4. Ask (DL) def. Suzanne Coleman, 6-4, 6-2.


1. Emily Wurgler & Whitney Delaney (P) def. Hamre & Syvertson, 6-3, 6-1; 2. Seebold & Fritz def. Jessica Haugen & Mary Ann Kuebler, 6-2, 6-2; 3. Ashley Silbernagel & Paige Biegler (P) def. Benscater & Johnson, 6-3, 6-4.