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Girls tennis: Yellowjackets head into sections with senior night win over Wadena-Deer Creek.

The Perham-New York Mills girls tennis team beat Wadena-Deer Creek 5-2 on senior night after knocking off Alexandria.

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The Perham girls tennis seniors celebrate senior night following a 5-2 win over Wadena-Deer Creek on Sept. 30, 2022.
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PERHAM – The Perham-New York Mills girls tennis team finished its final two matches of the regular season with close wins.

After a 4-3 nail-biter at Alexandria, the Yellowjackets beat Wadena-Deer Creek 5-2 on senior nights.

Kaia Anderson beat Kaylee Endres 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Alayna Moe and Violet Radniecki also won in straight sets at Nos. 3 and 4 singles.

Needing to win one doubles match to secure the win, Courtney Ternus and Eva Vorderbruggen beat Genevieve Pinella and Chloe Leeseberg 7-5, 7-5 at No. 3 doubles to secure the win. Maya Radniecki and Addicyn Zimmerman also beat Kayla Meeks and Caddie Leeseberg in three sets for Perham-New York Mills’ fifth point.

The Wolverines won both No. 1 matchups. Libby Hartman beat LaVonne Lindberg 6-2, 6-2, while the team of Katie and Anna Fiemeyer took down Trinity Covington and Morgan Smith 6-0, 6-0.

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The Yellowjackets also went on the road and took down one of the top teams in the section. Perham-New York Mills edged out a 4-3 win over Alexandria, winning several close matches.

Smith and Covington beat Chelby Runge and Jalyn Halverson 7-5, 6-3, while Maya Radiecki and Zimmerman beat Morgan Aure and Ayla Rolin. At No. 3 doubles, Tetanus and Vorderbruggen knocked off Katelyn Thiery and Faith Odland 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

Alexandria won three singles matches but couldn’t pull off a sweep. Violet Radniecki beat Teresa Bitzan 6-2, 6-2, clinching the win for the Yellowjackets.

PERHAM-NEW YORK MILLS 5, WADENA-DEER CREEK 2

SINGLES- No. 1- Libby Hartman (W) def. LaVonne Lindberg 6-2, 6-2; No. 2- Kaia Anderson (P) def. Kaylee Endres 6-2, 6-2; No. 3- Alayna Moe (P) def. Charlie Snyder 6-1, 6-1; No. 4- Violet Radniecki (P) def. Claire Kapphahn 6-2, 6-1

DOUBLES- No. 1- Katie Fiemeyer-Anna Fiemeyer (W) def. Morgan Smith-Trinity Covington 6-0, 6-0; No. 2- Maya Radniecki-Addicyn Zimmerman (P) def. Kayla Meeks-Cadie Leeseberg 6-1, 2-6, 6-2; No. 3- Courtney Ternus-Eva Vorderbruggen (P) def. Genevieve Pinella-Chloe Leeseberg 7-5, 7-5

PERHAM- NEW YORK MILLS 4, ALEXANDRIA 3

SINGLES- No. 1- Marissa Rousu (A) def. LaVonne Lindberg 6-1, 6-2; No. 2- Rachel Wegner (A) def. Kaia Anderson 6-2, 2-6, 6-3; No. 3- Kylie Lattimer (A) def. Alayna Moe 6-1,1-6, 6-1; No. 4- Violet Radniecki (P) def. Teresa Bitzan 6-2, 6-2

DOUBLES- No. 1- Morgan Smith-Trinity Covington (P) def. Chelby Runge-Jalyn Halverson 7-5, 6-3; No. 2- Maya Radniecki-Addicyn Zimmerman (P) def. Morgan Aure-Ayla Rolin 6-2, 7-5; No. 3- Courtney Ternus-Eva Vorderbruggen (P) def. Katelyn Thiery-Faith Odland 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

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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