Local tennis season's end
By John George email@example.com The tennis season for both Perham and New York Mills came to an end last week as girls from both schools were eliminated from the 8A Sub-Section Individual Tournament in Sartell. The only position to advance past the...
By John George
The tennis season for both Perham and New York Mills came to an end last week as girls from both schools were eliminated from the 8A Sub-Section Individual Tournament in Sartell.
The only position to advance past the first round for either school was the Eagles No. 1 doubles team of Erica Imsande and Lauri Vorderbruggen. They avenged an earlier loss from this season when they beat the team of Kramer and Quincer from Wadena-Deer Creek, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.
The duo then lost in the quarterfinals to W-DC's other doubles team, Anderson and Paavola, 6-1, 6-0.
"They had a slow start in the quarterfinal," Mills head coach Gary Bach said. "They kept pace with the No. 1 seed from W-DC, but just didn't win the games when they needed to make it closer.
The Eagles other doubles tandem, Margaret Nelson and Casey Kenyon, lost in the first round to a Park Rapids team, 6-3, 6-3. Whitney Kowhler and Alisha Hagen both lost first round singles matches in straight sets.
Perham's Cassie Jensen won her first set at No. 1 singles, 6-1, over Jenna Pike of Park Rapids, but lost the final two sets, 6-3, 6-1. At No. 2 singles, Karlie Miller lost in straight sets to Megan Lawrence on Park Rapids.
The Jackets No. 1 doubles team of Ali Pesch and Abbi Paulseth forced a tie-breaker in their first set against a Staples-Motley team, but lost 7-5 before dropping the second set, 6-1. Perham's No. 2 team of Leah Miller and Amy Pawlowski lost in straight sets.
"Our players went out playing well," head coach Kurt Pesch said.