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Boys tennis: Perham drops three third-set matches in loss to Detroit Lakes

Results from Perham boys tennis.

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Contributed / Perham Public Schools
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DETROIT LAKES – Detroit Lakes got the better of the Perham boys tennis team for the second time this season.

The Lakers swept the season series after Monday’s 6-1 win over the Yellowjackets.

“We changed some things up with the lineup today,” Detroit Lakes head coach Zach Biggar said. “We had a feeling that Josh (Peterson) was going to play doubles, so we wanted to give some guys a different look today. We had three third-set tiebreakers and took three of them. Kudos to the guys for staying tough through adversity and finishing strong today.”

Reed Henderson and Connor Zamzo each won their Nos. 1 and 2 singles matches in three sets. Nate Cihak teamed up with Jordan Fields to beat Josh Peterson and Soren Anderson at No. 1 doubles 6-4, 5-7, 10-7. Perham’s lone win came at No. 3 doubles. Brekken Wokasch and Mason Happel beat Elijah Blow and Cole Deraney 6-4, 6-7, 10-5.

Detroit Lakes’ Gabriel Reller Breck Winter won singles matches in straight sets. Gavin Smith and Cooper Moore beat Reece Willprecht and Hudson Hackel 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.

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Section tournaments start state-wide this week. Brackets will be posted online at www.perhamfocus.com when available.

DETROIT LAKES 6, PERHAM 1

SINGLES- No. 1- Reed Henderson (D) def. Michael Schwantz 6-2, 2-6, 10-5; No. 2- Connor Zamzo (D) def. Jack Birkeland 6-0, 5-7, 10-5; No. 3- Gabriel Reller (D) def. Avery Halvorson 6-2, 6-4; No. 4- Breck Winter (D) def. Michael Anderson 6-4, 6-0

DOUBLES- No. 1- Nate Cihak-Jordan Fields (D) def. Josh Peterson-Soren Anderson 6-4, 5-7, 10-7; No. 2- Gavin Smith-Cooper Moore (D) def. Hudson Hackel-Reece Willprecht 6-0, 6-1; No. 3- Mason Happel-Brekken Wokasch (P) def. Elijah Blow-Cole Deraney 6-4, 5-7, 10-5

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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