Boys tennis: Perham ends regular season with a senior sweep, Jackets fall in Section 8A first round

Perham boys tennis results.

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From left to right: Mason Happel, Avery Halvorson, Michael Schwantz, Reece Willprecht and Josh Peterson all notched wins over East Grand Forks in the Yellowjackets' final dual win of the season at Perham High School.
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PERHAM – The Perham boys tennis seniors ended the regular season with a bang last Wednesday in a 4-3 win over East Grand Forks.

Josh Peterson, Michael Schwantz, Mason Happel, Reese Willprecht and Avery Halvorson all won their matches in the Yellowjackets’ duel victory over the Green Wave.

Josh Peterson took care of business over Seth Aaker 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, while Michael Schwantz cruised past Carson Knutson 6-0, 7-6 at No. 2 singles. Mason Happel notched the third singles victory of the day in the fourth spot with a 6-0, 6-2 three-set win over Jeb Haaven-Farstad

Perham needed to win one of the three doubles matches to take home the team win. Willprecht and Halvorson beat Tate Steenerson and Trey D'Heilly 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles. It was the final duel win of the season for the Yellowjackets.

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Perham's Michael Schwantz hits and underhand shot in a 6-4, 6-2 loss against Reed Henderson on May 5, 2022 at Perham High School.
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Crookston eliminates Perham in Section 8A quarterfinal

Perham got a chance to see its Section 8A first-round opponent in the final triangular of the regular season. However, the Yellowjackets suffered the same fate in both matches.

Crookston knocked off Perham in the opening round of the section playoffs on Monday with a 6-1 win at Alexandria Area High School.

Peterson had the line Perham win in a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 1 singles over Erik Coauette. Jack Birkeland had a three-set loss at No. 3 singles, while the Pirates won their other five matches in straight sets.

On Thursday, Perham played Crookston a little tougher. Birkeland and Schwantz, along with Nos. 2 and 3 doubles, all took their singles matches to third sets. The 6-1 loss gave the Yellowjackets a split on the day after another 4-3 win over East Grand Forks.


SINGLES- No. 1- Josh Peterson (P) def. Seth Aaker 6-1, 6-2; No. 2- Michael Schwantz (P) def. Carson Knutson 6-0, 7-6; No. 3- Thomas McMahon (E) def. Hudson Hacke l6-2, 6-2; No. 4- Mason Happel (P) def. Jeb Haaven-Farstad 6-0, 6-2

DOUBLES- No. 1- Tanner Campos-Jonah Tollefson (E) def. Soren Anderson-Jack Birkeland 7-6, 1-6, 10-8; No. 2- Reece Willprecht-Avery Halvorson (P) def. Tate Steenerson-Trey D'Heilly 6-3, 6-2; No. 3- Tommy Loer-Kai Campos (E) def. Brekken Wokasch-Michael Anderson 6-4, 6-4


SINGLES- No. 1- Peterson (P) def. Erik Coauette 6-0, 6-0; No. 2- Jack Garmen (CR) def. Schwantz 6-3, 5-7, 12-10; No. 3- Isaac Thomforde (CR) def. Birkeland 6-1, 3-6, 10-5; No. 4- Reggie Winjum (CR) def. Happel 6-7 (13) 6-4

DOUBLES- Evan Christensen-Mason Owens (CR) def. Anderson-Hackel 6-3, 6-0; No. 2- Kaleb Armstrong-Nathal Kelly (CR) def. Halvorson-Willprecht 3-6, 6-3, 10-6; No. 3- Sam Widseth-Tim Brule (CR) def. Wokasch-Anderson 7-5, 4-6, 11-13


SINGLES- No. 1- Josh Peterson (P) def. Seth Aaker 6-2, 6-0; No. 2- Michael Schwantz (P) def. Carson Knutson 6-1, 6-1; No. 3- Thomas McMahon (E) def. Jack Birkeland 6-1, 7-5; No. 4- Mason Happel (P) def. Jonah Tollefson 6-0, 4-6, 10-3

DOUBLES- No. 1- Tanner Campos-Tommy Loer (E) def. Soren Anderson-Hudson Hackel 6-3, 6-2; No. 2- Tate Steenerson-Trey D'Heilly (E) def. Reece Willprecht-Avery Halvorson 7-6, 6-3; No. 3- Michael Anderson-Brekken Wokasch (P) def. Jeb Haaven-Farstad-Kai Campos 4-6, 6-3, 10-5


SINGLES- No. 1- Peterson (P) def. Coauette 6-0, 6-1; No. 2- Garmen (CR) def. Schwantz 6-1, 6-1; No. 3- Thomforde (CR) def. Birkeland 3-6, 7-5, 10-6; No. 4- Winjum (CR) def. Happel 6-0, 6-3

DOUBLES- No.1 Christenson-Owens (CR) def. Anderson-Hackel 6-2, 6-4; No. 2- 6-2, 6-4; No. 2- Armstrong-Kelly (CR) def. Halverson-Anderson 6-4, 6-2; No. 3- Widseth-Brule (CR) def. Wokasch-Willprecht

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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