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Tennis: Lakers, Patriots defeat the Eagles

The New York Mill Girls Tennis dropped a pair of matches to Detroit Lakes, 6-1, and Pequot Lakes 7-0 last week.

Abby Salo got the lone victory for the Eagles against Detroit lakes at four-singles losing the first set 6-2, before rallying for a 7-5 second set victory and sealing the match in a super-tiebreaker 11-5 over Emma Maquire.

"Abby picked up a nice pressure win for us at 4th singles today," Head Coach Gary Bach said.

Jenna Esala got off to a nice start winning the first set 6-1, but the Lakers' top player Katie Anderson stormed back to take sets two and three at love.

The Lakers dropped only two games in the other two singles matches.

"The Lakers have a nice team this year and growing program. We would like to follow suit and add more players in the future."

In doubles, Detroit Lakes continued to have their way losing only three games in six sets taking the paired matches in straight sets.

Pequot Lakes came into their match with the Eagles undefeated in duals and recently made a 7-0 sweep down the road in Perham. They did the same against the Eagles.

"It's always good for our players to play a team of this caliber, to challenge us to and raise our level of tennis. The Patriots are an excellent team, maybe the best in our section."

The Patriots took every game but three in singles and dropped a single game to Jenna Esala and Krista Guldseth at one doubles in gaining the sweep.

Detroit Lakes over NYM 6-1, Sept. 27.


1-Katie Anderson over Jenna Esala-NYM 1-6 6-0 6-1

2-Laurenn Johnson over Krista Guldseth-NYM 6-1 6-0

3-Inida Fritz over Vicky Selander-NYM 6-0 6-1

4-Abby Salo-NYM over Emma Maquire 2-6 7-5 (11-5 super-tiebreaker)


1-Briann Seebold/Whitney Benscoter over Kristin Kane/Emily Blomberg-NYM 6-0 6-1

2-Emily Seebold/Shantel Kluenenberg over Megan Dow/Jordin Roberts-NYM 6-2 6-0

3-Liz Steger/ Dani Unruh over Guro Reinaas/Kori Salo-NYM 6-0 6-0

Pequot Lakes over NYM 7-0, Sept. 29.


1-Kaycee Nelson over Vicky Selander-NYM 6-1 6-1

2-Jaden Linder over Abby Salo-NYM 6-0 6-0

3-Taylor Crocker over Kirstin Kane-NYM 6-0 6-0

4-Nicci Hedtke over Emily Blomberg-NYM 6-1 6-0


1-Trisha Vilklla/Haley Webolt over Jenna Esala/Krista Guldseth-NYM 6-1 6-0

2-Elle Erholtz/Lauren Bergstron over Megan Dow/Jordin Roberts-NYM 6-0 6-0

3-Carly Fyle/Whitney Swenson over Kori Salo/Mallory Weber-NYM 6-0 6-0

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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