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Mother Nature can’t win every time, as the Detroit Lakes  boys’ tennis team found a way to break into the 2013 spring season.

The Lakers traveled to Fargo for an indoor meet against Crookston, but falling 5-2.

The Pirates swept singles play, with Chandler Hanks being the closest to winning by taking Jake Wideseth to three sets, before losing in the third tiebreaker 9-7 in fourth singles action.

The Lakers were strong in doubles play, as Isaac and Alex Fondrick rolled to a pair of 6-0 victories over Jacob Roesch and Nicholoi Broekemeier.

Hunter Hedstrom and Cade Benson also were victors in third doubles competition with a win over Logan Prudhomme and Thomas Cymulak.

If the weather improves, the Lakers will be in action at home against Bemidji Tuesday, starting at 4:30 p.m.

Laker results - Detroit Lakes vs. Crookston in Fargo (indoors), Tuesday, April 16:

Pirates 5, Lakers 2  

Singles: 1. Caleb Howard (DL) lost to Ethan Mercile (CX) 1-6, 4-6; 2. Carlos Espinosa (DL) lost to Kal Salentiny (CX) 1-6, 0-6; 3. Austin Nelson (DL) lost to Matt Garmen (CX) 2-6, 4-6; 4. Chandler Hanks (DL) lost to Jake Wideseth 5-7, 6-1, 7-9.

Doubles: 1. Isaac Fondrick/Alex Fondrick (DL) won vs Jacob Roesch/Nicholoi Broekemeier (CX) 6-0, 6-0; 2. Luke Eggebraaten/Colton Friesen (DL) lost to Mitchel Olson/Jordan Bengston (CX) 2-6, 3-6; 3. Hunter Hedstrom/Cade Benson (DL) won vs Logan Prudhomme/Thomas Cymulak (CX).