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Perham Tennis continues to roll

The Perham Boys Tennis team continues to turn some heads as they took their show on the road, earning a 5-2 victory over Minnewaska Area on May 2. The Yellowjackets have won eight straight matches, starting the season and placed third in their on...

The Perham Boys Tennis team continues to turn some heads as they took their show on the road, earning a 5-2 victory over Minnewaska Area on May 2.

The Yellowjackets have won eight straight matches, starting the season and placed third in their only tournament this year.

On their way to the victory, the Yellowjackets won two singles events, while sweeping the doubles events, earning the three point win.

“Going into the match, we knew the top of their lineup was really talented,” Perham head coach Jameson Miller said. “I thought Ben Winkels and Drew Birkeland both played really well, but they faced two opponents that don’t lose very often at their spots. Coach Reichmann is a top coach in the state, so I always like playing her teams as they’re well coached and play the game the right way.”

Carter Cresap at No. 1 singles and Josh Peterson at No. 4 singles have been anchors for the Yellowjackets. They both picked up wins in key spots for the Yellowjackets.

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Gunnar Anderson and Ryan Murphy continued their run at No. 1 doubles. The momentum at the top has carried over throughout the roster.

“Aaron Solberg and Noah Christenson keep getting better and better,” Miller said. “They have given us some big wins as well as senior leadership. Wyatt Guck and Anthony Reese have also been an anchor for us at No. 3 doubles.”

The junior varsity was perfect on the day as well, meaning the depth is there, applying the pressure on the kids in the varsity lineup. Miller said he feels they have a number of players that could step up if they are called upon.

Cresap was victorious in straight sets, defeating Carter LeMont in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2 at No. 1 singles.

Evan Palmer picked up a point for Minnewaska Area when he defeated Ben Winkels at No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-2. Tate Reichmann earned the second point for Minnewaska Area at No. 3 singles, defeating Drew Birkeland, 6-3, 6-0.

Josh Peterson was victorious at No. 4 singles for Perham. He wasted little time, winning in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1, over Henry Foher.

Gunnar Anderson and Ryan Murphy earned a straight set win over Zack Evans and Nathan Gallagher at No. 1 doubles. Anderson and Murphy won, 6-3, 6-0.

Aaron Solberg and Noah Christenson held strong in a tough first set, winning 6-4, before cruising in the second set, 6-1, defeating Calvin Hoffmann and Sam Peters.

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Anthony Reese and Wyatt Guck closed out the sweep at No. 3 doubles. They defeated Ben Larson and Cade Fier, 6-1, 6-2.

The Yellowjackets return to action on May 9 with a road match at Park Rapids Area, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

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