Girls Tennis: Lakers storm out of the gates
The singles play for the Detroit Lakes girls’ tennis team was up to the task in their dual opener Thursday in Perham, as the Lakers blanked the Yellowjackets 7-0.
First-year head coach Tanner Beauchman loaded up the singles lineup, as all won by straight sets, while the doubles backed them up with a sweep of their own.
“We decided to use a strong singles lineup and our singles players delivered very convincing for us,” said Beauchman. “The doubles matches were very competitive, but we were able to pull out wins.”
The Laker singles who were victorious included Dani Unruh, India Fritz, Emma Maguire and Stella Foltz in the four slot.
The first doubles team of Emily Seebold and Krista Leaf won a three-set match over Perham’s Betsy Peterson and Katie Howey, taking the third set tiebreaker 10-5.
The duo of Maddie Ring and Carolyn Kinney won in straight sets, while Grace Kinney and Maria Prouty also won in two sets.
Kinney, a seventh grader, was a fill-in for a starter and earned her first varsity victory in doubles.
“We shuffled our doubles lineup around and it was great to see them come out on top of some very tight matches,” Beauchman said.
The Lakers opened the season in the Staples-Motley tournament Wednesday, with the team of Fritz and Seebold landing the highest finish, in third, with a record of 2-1.
The Lakers will host their home-opener Monday against Moorhead and Staples-Motley, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Laker results - Detroit Lakes at Perham, Thursday, Aug. 22
Detroit Lakes 7, Perham 0
1. Dani Unruh (DL) over Maggie Rennicke (P) 6-0, 6-2; 2. India Fritz (DL) over Josie Beachy (P) 6-0, 6-1; 3. Emma Maguire (DL) over Julia Pearson (P) 6-2, 6-3; 4. Stella Foltz (DL) over Aubrey Hill (P) 6-1, 6-0.
1. Emily Seebold/Krista Leaf (DL) over Betsy Peterson/Katie Howey (P) 6-1, 2-6, 10-5; 2. Maddie Ring/Carolyn Kinney (DL) over Maykayla Kronke (P) 7-5, 6-4; 3. Grace Kinney/Maria Prouty (DL) over Makaya Melvin/Savanna Olson (P) 6-3, 6-4.
Brittany Waslaski, Megan Vogt, Emma Harris, and Hailey Sonstegard combined to go 3-0.
Detroit Lakes at Staples-Motley Tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 21
No. 1 - (Dani Unruh)
Staples 4-6, 0-6 (lost)
Sartell 0-6, 6-2, 4-7 (lost)
West Central 6-2, 6-0 (won)
No. 2 – (Emma Maguire)
Sartell 5-7, 6-4, 4-7 (lost)
West Central 3-6, 5-7 (lost)
Wadena 4-6, 3-6 (lost)
No. 3 - (Stella Foltz)
Wadena 4-6, 3-6 (lost)
New York Mills 6-0, 6-1 (won)
Stewartville 4-6, 3-6 (lost)
No. 4 - (Sydney Fritz)
West Central 6-4, 6-2 (won)
Staples 0-6, 4-6 (lost)
New York Mills 3-6, 3-6 (lost)
No. 1 - (India Fritz/Emily Seebold): Wadena 6-1, 6-1 (won)
Staples 2-6, 3-6 (lost); Stewartville 4-6, 6-2, 8-6 (won); *Finished 3rd
No. 2 - (Krista Leaf/Maddie Ring): New York Mills 6-7, 0-6 (lost); Sartell 3-6, 4-6 (lost); Stewartville 0-6, 0-6 (lost); *Finished 8th
No. 3 - (Maria Prouty/Carolyn Kinney); Sartell 6-3, 3-6, 6-8 (lost); Wadena 6-4, 6-2 (won); Staples 0-6, 5-7 (lost)*Finished 6th
No. 4 - (Megan Vogt/Brittany Waslaski); Stewartville 4-6, 3-6 (lost); New York Mills 6-4, 6-2 (won); Wadena 5-7, 0-6 (lost)*Finished 7th