Boys tennis: Perham drops a pair of close matches in Fergus Falls

Results from the Fergus Falls boys tennis triangular

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Contributed / Perham Public Schools

FERGUS FALLS – The Perham tennis team suffered a pair of 4-3 tough losses on Thursday.

After falling in a road match against Sartell, the Yellowjackets suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of Fergus Falls.

Josh Peterson won his No. 1 singles match over Ben Schierer 6-0, 6-2. Jack Birkeland and Mason Happen won singles matches as well. Birkeland beat Grant Ackerson 2-6, 6-2, 10-6 at No. 3 singles, while Happel beat Ethan Leopold in the fourth position.

The Otters swept all three doubles matches, including a three-set thriller at No. 1 doubles. Nick Flugstad and Reno Schierer beat Soren Anderson and Hudson Hackel 2-6, 6-4, 10-. Bryce Adams and Christian Reed also won a tightly-contested battle at No. 3 singles against Reece Willprecht and Brekken Wokasch.

On Thursday, Perham dropped its season opener against Sartell. Peterson cruised at No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-0, while Michael Schwantz beat Clayton Fuller 6-2, 7-5.


Michael Anderson and Very Halvorson beat Aidan Woods and Riley Hengel in three sets (6-0, 2-6, 10-7) at No. 2 doubles.

The Yellowjackets’ match on Friday at Detroit Lakes was postponed due to rain.


SINGLES- No. 1- Josh Peterson (P) def. Sebastian Lau 6-1, 6-0; No. 2- Michael Schwantz (P) def. Clayton Fuller 6-2, 7-5; No. 3- Jack Michaud (S) def. Jack Birkeland 6-2, 6-3; No. 4- Jaden Otto (S) def. Mason Happel 6-4, 5-7, (10-7);

DOUBLES- No. 1- Zak Farley-Grand Clark (S) def. Soren Anderson-Hudson Hackel 6-3, 6-1; No. 2- Michael Anderson-Avery Halvorson (S) def. Aidan Woods- Riley Hengel 6-0, 2-6 (10-7); No. 3- Bailey Woods-Adam Paulson (S) def. Reece Willprecht-Brekken Wokasch 6-0 6-0


SINGLES- No. 1 Peterson (P) def. Ben Schierer 6-0, 6-2; No. 2- Carter Ness (F) def. Schwantz 7-6 (5), 5-7, 10-4; No. 3 Birkeland (P) def. Grant Ackerson 2-6, 6-2, 10-6; No. 4- Happel (P) def. Ethan Leopold

DOUBLES- No. 1 Reno Scheirer-Nick Fligstad (F) def. S. Anderson-Hackel 2-6, 6-4, 10-5; No. 2- Joey Anderson-Matt Pajari (F) def. M. Anderson- Halvorson

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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