The Perham/New York Mills girls tennis team knew they would face a steep test when they hosted Crosby-Ironton on Sept. 5 at the Perham Tennis Courts.
The Rangers have played some teams tough and picked up a few close wins, but it was the Yellowjackets coming out with a 7-0 sweep and the key home win, with individual seeding up for grabs with the Mid-State Conference Tournament in a week.
"Today was a very good result for us against a very solid Crosby-Ironton team," Perham/NYM head coach Jameson Miller said.
The Yellowjackets have been flexible with their line ups during the season and threw out another new line up against the Rangers. The moves paid off in the victory.
"With this group, we are able to juggle the lineup a little more in many spots and that helped today," Miller said. "Crosby-Ironton hasn't lost many matches at the top of their doubles, so we put a little more experience at those spots and I thought they responded. Avery (Beachy) had er best match of the season, sliding up to No. 2 singles and LaVonne Lindberg had a very good match playing her first varsity singles match."
Jade Lenius was victorious at No. 1 singles. She picked up a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Emma Stokman. Beachy earned a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles when she defeated Teresa Goodwin.
Lindberg won a close battle at No. 3 singles. She won the first set in a tie-breaker 7-6 (7-1), before taking the second set 6-4. Mallory Belka was the first off the court when she rolled to a 6-3, 6-0 victory at No. 4 singles over Bella Severson.
JoJo Winkels and Kiera Radniecki slid into the No. 1 doubles spot and picked up a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Kalina Spalj and Tori Decent.
Mirta Vorderbruggen and Malia Groff earned a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Jordyan Millsop and Monica Stokman. The doubles duo of Kendra Moris and Maggie Trites closed out with a 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 victory over Bella Sablan and Isabel Viginiri at No. 3 doubles.