Netters pick up first win
By John George firstname.lastname@example.org Finally. After six straight losses to start the season, Perhams tennis team is finally in the win column. The Jackets played well from top-to-bottom in a 5-2 win over Minnewaska on Monday. You kind of get used to los...
By John George
After six straight losses to start the season, Perhams tennis team is finally in the win column. The Jackets played well from top-to-bottom in a 5-2 win over Minnewaska on Monday.
You kind of get used to losing and it wears on you, head coach Terry Grzybowski said. I know were a better team than our record (1-6) shows. We needed to get over that mental hurdle of proving to ourselves that we can win matches.
Perham swept the doubles matches. Both the No. 1 team of Sean Wurgler and Jake Muszynski and the No. 2 team of John Carlson and Brandon Heimer won in straight sets.
The No. 3 team of Nick Delaney and Tim Buchin won their first set 6-0, then dropped the second 6-3. They finally closed out the match wit ha 6-2 win in the third set.
We won that first one so easily, Buchin said. We started to take it easy in the second. I guess we found out that just because they were younger, they could still play pretty good.
With the regular No. 1 singles player, Wurgler, moving to doubles, Gus Rutten stepped into the No. 1 position and won 6-2, 6-2. Mike Howey, who has played mostly doubles this spring, moved into the No. 4 singles spot and picked up a 6-4, 6-1 win.
The line-up was shuffled a little as the coaches try to determine their best line-up for both the Mid-State Tournament this weekend in Park Rapids, and for the Section Individual Tournament, which will be held in a couple of weeks.
Were trying to put the kids in a sport for them to have the best chance to advance (at Sections), Grzybowski said.
Errors hurt aganinst W-DC
Perhams aggressive play, especially by singles players, led to too many unforced errors, according to Grzybowski, in a 5-2 loss against Wadena-Deer Creek last week.
Rutten won his match at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-3. Perhams other win was at No. 3 doubles by Buchin and Howey.
Tuesday, September 4
Wadena-Deer Creek 5, Perham 2
1. Nelson (WDC) def. Sean Wurgler, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4; 2. Gus Rutten (P) def. Hillesland, 6-3, 6-3; 3. Blazek (WDC) def. Ian Johnson, 6-0, 6-3; 4. Gross (WDC) def. Jake Muszynski, 6-2, 6-3.
1. Taggart & Peterson (WDC) def. Michael Buer & Cody Gustafson, 6-1, 6-3; 2. Hall & Brown (WDC) def. John Carlson & Brandon Heimer, 6-2, 6-4; 3. Tim Buchin & Michael Howey (P) def. Bigham & Leyh, 6-4, 6-1.
Monday, May 8
Perham 5, Minnewaska 2
1. Rutten (P) def. Bosch, 6-2, 6-2; 2. Jenges (M) def. Gustafson, 6-2, 6-4; 3. Duhn (M) def. Buer, 6-0, 3-6, 7-5; 4. Howey (P) def. Clare, 6-4, 6-1.
1. Wurgler & Muszynski (P) def. Pederson & Hoffman, 6-4, 6-3; 2. Carlson & Heimer (P) def. Blair & Iverson, 6-4, 6-3; 3. Delaney & Buchin (P) def. Kianafor & Bosch, 6-0, 3-6, 6-2.
Jackets: 1-6 (0-3 Mid-State)
5/13 Mid-State Championships
(at Park Rapids)
5/18 at Detroit Lakes 2 pm