Perham wins five straight to close out regular season
The Perham boys tennis team continued to roll through a very busy week. The Yellowjackets picked up five wins, running their win total to 11 as they sit 11-2 overall on the season as they prep for the 2019 playoffs in Detroit Lakes.
The Yellowjackets closed the week with a pair of 7-0 victories over Lac Qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd and New London Spicer on May 13. Prior to that, the Yellowjackets disposed of Crookston and East Grand Forks on May 10. The Yellowjackets took down Detroit Lakes 5-2 on May 9 and earned a 6-1 win over Benson on May 7.
Against Lac Qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd, Carter Cresap defeated Gavin Olson 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles. Josh Peterson was victorious over Colton Hustey 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2. Drew Birkeland cruised at No. 3, winning 6-0, 6-2. Michael Schwantz was victorious at No. 4 with a 6-1, 6-0 victory. Gunnar Anderson and Ryan Murphy won at No. 1 doubles 6-1, 6-2, while Anthony Reese and Jack Fudge were victorious 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles. Zach Peterson and Elijah Schmidt were victorious at No. 3, 6-0, 6-1.
It was a 7-0 sweep for Perham against New London-Spicer. Peterson won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1, while Birkeland was victorious at No. 2, 6-0, 6-2. Schmidt rolled in straight sets at No. 3, 6-3, 6-1, while Jordan Muench won at No. 4, 6-3, 6-2. Cresap and Anderson earned a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 1 doubles, while Murphy and Reese rolled to a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 2. Landon Stevens and Dylan Fudge won in three sets at No. 3 doubles, 6-3, 4-6, 10-7, to complete the sweep.
Perham picked up a key 4-3 win over Crookston in a battle of section foes. Perham won three of the four singles matches with Peterson winning at No. 2, 6-1, 6-0, while Anderson won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles. Birkeland came in with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles. The lone doubles win came from Stevens and Dylan Fudge, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 3 doubles in the victory.
Perham rolled to a 6-1 victory over East Grand Forks as well, helping Perham earn two Section 8A wins. Cresap earned a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory at No. 1 singles, while Peterson won 6-0, 6-4 at No. 2. Birkeland captured a 6-2, 6-2 victory at No. 3 singles as well. It was a clean sweep for the doubles teams with Anderson and Murphy winning 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles. Reese and Schmidt captured a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6) victory at No. 2 doubles and it was Fudge and Stevens rolling to a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 3 doubles.
Perham took down Detroit Lakes 5-2 with a sweep in the singles portion and two doubles wins. Cresap won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1, while Peterson earned a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 2, Anderson cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 3 and Birkeland rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 4 for the sweep in singles. Stevens and Schwantz earned a 7-5, 6-4 win at No. 3 doubles for the lone doubles point.
The week kicked off with a 6-1 win over Benson. Peterson earned a 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles, while Birkeland rolled to a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 3. Muench closed out the singles event with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 4.
Cresap and Anderson earned a 6-0, 6-0 win at No.1 doubles, while Reese and Schmidt rolled to a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 2. Fudge and Peterson blanked their opponent at No. 3, 6-0, 6-0.
The Yellowjackets should earn the No. 2 seed for the Section 8A Championships, setting up a potential rematch in the championship with Thief River Falls. This year's Section 8A Tournament begins on May 20 in Detroit Lakes. The tournament runs through May 22.