Perham tennis captures a first and a pair of seconds at Park Rapids Invite

The Perham Yellowjacket boys tennis team captured a first place medal and a pair of second places during the Park Rapids Invitational on April 8 in Park Rapids, Minn.

The Perham Yellowjacket boys tennis team captured a first place medal and a pair of second places during the Park Rapids Invitational on April 8 in Park Rapids, Minn.

The Yellowjackets finished third overall, with Foley capturing the team title. However, the Yellowjackets earned top honors at No. 2 doubles with Noah Christenson and Aaron Solberg leading the way. Gunnar Anderson was second overall at No. 1 singles, while Josh Peterson came in second at No. 4 singles.

“Overall, it was a very productive day for us as I thought we got to put some of our players in different spots than we usually have them at,” Perham head coach Jameson Miller said. “Everyone also got to face some competition that pushed them and hopefully will make them better down the road.”

Miller was happy with the performance from some of the Yellowjacket youngsters. Seventh grader Josh Peterson earned a pair of wins and a second place trophy, while Jack Fudge and Michael Schwantz brought home the consolation title at No. 3 doubles.

“They really stepped up, earning two wins a piece and bringing home some hardware,” Miller said. “Our two seniors really stepped up and won the second doubles flight as well.”


Solberg and Christenson earned the win at No. 2 doubles when they defeated Foley’s Payton Baron and Caleb Dahlstrom, 6-4, 7-5, in the championship.

Anderson opened with a pair of wins at No. 1 singles, defeating Tyler Hobbs and Gabe Hanninen, before falling to Foley’s Logan Scott in the finals.

Josh Peterson opened with a pair of wins over Tanner Sembeck and Ben Roth, before falling in the finals to Hagar Kahlid at No. 4 singles.

Landon Stevens and Elijah Schmidt stepped into a different role at No. 2 doubles. They played for Minnewaska Area, filling a void in the tournament, and strung out a pair of wins, earning third place honors.

Ryan Murphy finished fourth at No. 2 singles, while Drew Birkeland was the consolation champion at No. 3 singles. Anthony Reese and Dylan Fudge came in fourth at No. 1 doubles.

“I thought everyone had a solid day,” Miller said. “But, I know everyone realizes that they still have things to work on and improve on at practice.”


Park Rapids Invitational



1 Gunnar Anderson 2-1, 2nd place

Win versus Tyler Hobbs (FF) 6-4, 6-3

Win versus Gabe Hanninen (DL) 6-5, 7-5

Loss versus Logan Scott (Foley) 6-0, 6-0

2 Ryan Murphy 1-2, 4th place

Win versus Parker Anderson (EGF) 4-6, 6-2, 10-7

Loss versus Jordan Ziwicki (Foley) 6-1, 6-2


Loss versus Tanner Doppler (DL) 7-5, 6-2

3 Drew Birkeland 2-1, 5th place

Loss versus Tanner Tschumper (Foley) 6-4, 6-3

Win versus Garett Knopf (DL) 7-5, 6-2

Win versus Caleb Danielson (FF) 6-1, 6-0

4 Josh Peterson 2-1, 2nd place

Win versus Tanner Sembeck (PR) 6-3, 6-0

Win versus Ben Roth (DL)  2-6, 6-4, 10-6

Loss versus Hagar Kahlid (MD) 6-3, 6-4


1 Anthony Reese/Dylan Fudge 1-2, 4th place

Win versus Ben Larson/Cade Fier (MW) 6-1, 6-1

Loss versus Hunter Olson/Ben Schuer (EGF) 6-4, 6-1

Loss versus Jacob Hageman/Tanner Funk (Foley) 6-1, 6-3

2 Noah Christenson/Aaron Solberg 3-0, 1st place

Win versus Thibert/Sheldon (MD) 6-4, 6-2

Win versus Brown/Marciniak (EGF) 3-6, 6-3, 10-7

Win versus Payton Baron/Caleb Dahlstrom (Foley) 6-4, 7-5

2 Elijah Schmidt/Landon Stevens (For Minnewaska) 3rd place, 2-1

Win versus Park Rapids 1-6, 7-5, 6-4

Loss versus Payton Baron/Caleb Dahlstrom (Foley) 6-0, 4-6, 10-7

Win versus Brown/Marciniak (EGF) 6-4, 6-3

3 Jack Fudge/Michael Schwantz 2-1, 5th place

Loss versus Jake Hansen/Caden Smith (DL) 7-6, 7-6

Win versus Casimir Simonson/Gunnar Larson (PR) 6-3, 7-5

Win versus Fergus Falls 6-1, 6-2

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