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Laker girls' tennis has rough meet

It was a tough day for the Detroit Lakes girls' tennis team in Bemidji on Tuesday, as the Lakers managed just one win in the triangular against Bemidji and Crookston.

DL was swept by Bemidji 7-0, while Becca Ask was the lone winner for the Lakers in their 6-1 loss to Crookston.

She toughed out a 6-3, 5-7, 7-2 tiebreaker win in the No. 3 singles slot.

Despite the rain that caused play to be halted just as first round ended at Saturday's Midwest Conference meet in Park Rapids, things were going a bit better for the Lakers by the time the delayed meet was completed on Wednesday.

Seeded fourth for the tournament, DL's No. 2 singles player, Justine Haukebo, finished in third place.

After defeating her Perham opponent 6-0, 6-1 in the first round on Saturday, Haukebo faced top seed Skye Coughlin of Staples in the second round on Wednesday.

She lost 6-0, 6-1 to the No. 1 seed, but finished up with a solid match against Wadena's Elizabeth Quincer, who was seeded third, with a score of 6-3, 6-2.

Playing in the No. 1 singles slot, sophomore Joelle Langworthy was seeded fourth for the tournament and finished fifth. She lost a tough first-round match against the No. 5 seed, Megan Lawrence from Park Rapids, by the score of 7-5, 6-1.

After a bye in the second round, Langworthy won her last match of the tournament, defeating No. 6 seed Amy Pawlowski 6-3, 6-1.

Next up, the Lakers will head to Moorhead for a Thursday match, and then have an off week before subsection play begins.

Vicki Gerdes

Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 16 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as covering city council and the Lake Park-Audubon School Board. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.

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