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Girls Tennis: Eagles complete season sweep over Perham

The Eagles No. 3 singles player Savannah Thompson won 6-2, 6-4 in Perham on Monday.1 / 2
Perham's Suzanne Coleman picked up a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 4 singles for the Jackets against New York Mills on Monday.2 / 2

John George

The Perham and New York Mills tennis team's certainly haven't been playing the way coaches would like with the Section 8A Tournament right around the corner. It's not that they have been playing poorly. They just simply haven't been playing.

Perham had matches against Parkers Prairie (Oct. 1) and Minnewaska Area (Oct. 6) canceled due to weather. The Lady Eagles had the Prairie Conference tournament canceled on Sept. 26 due to a lack of teams. They then had rain-outs at Perham on Sept. 28 and at Osakis on Oct. 1.

So, when New York Mills traveled to Perham on Monday, under dark skies that threatened another rain-out, they had gone 12 days without a match.

The layoff didn't seem to hurt the Eagles as they completed a season sweep over Perham with a 4-3 win. Mills juggled their line up a little at the last minute due to an illness, and won big in the top three singles spots with Isabelle Resch, Missi Hendrickx and Savannah Thompson. Krista Guldseth and Jenna Esala secured the victory with a 3-set win at No. 2 doubles.

Perham had a win at No. 4 singles by Suzanne Coleman and doubles wins by Emily Wurgler and Whitney Delaney at the No. 1 spot, and Jessica Haugen and Mary Ann Kuebler won at No. 3.

Mills' match on Tuesday against St. John's Prep was also rained out, as was Perham's match at Minnewaska Area. That leaves just the Section 8A Tournament on the schedule for both teams.

Team quarterfinal action will take place at the Grand Forks Tennis Center on Monday, Oct. 12. Team semifinals and finals will be Friday, Oct. 16 in Grand Forks. The individual tournament will begin on Oct. 16 and wrap-up on Oct. 17 in Grand Forks.

Monday, October 5

New York Mills 4, Perham 3


1. Isabelle Resch (NYM) def. Becca Huebsch, 6-0, 6-2; 2. Missi Hendrickx (NYM) def. Brita Sundberg, 6-0, 6-0; 3. Savannah Thompson (NYM) def. Hannah Brenk, 6-2, 6-4; 4. Suzanne Coleman (P) def. Abby Salo, 6-1, 6-1.


1. Emily Wurgler & Whitney Delaney (P) def. Lauren Bach & Jen Maki, 6-0, 6-0; 2. Krista Guldseth & Jenna Esala (NYM) def. Ashley Silbernagel & Paige Biegler, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5; 3. Jessa Haugen & Mary Anne Kuebler (P) def. Emily Blomberg & Leslie Geleneau, 6-0, 6-3.

Tuesday, October 6

St. John's Prep at New York Mills

Canceled due to weather. Will not be made-up.

Perham at Minnewaska Area

Canceled due to weather. Will not be made-up.