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Detroit Lakes tennis bounces back with 7-0 win

The Detroit Lakes boys' tennis team had a bounce-back match Tuesday with a 7-0 win over Wadena-Deer Creek at home.

After losing their Mid-State Conference match 6-1 to Park Rapids Thursday, DL head coach Jim Hinson mixed up his normal lineup against the Wolverines -- and it paid dividends.

"We ended up winning in straight sets throughout the lineup," Hinson said. "Junior newcomer (to tennis) Tanner Duncan stepped up into the No. 1 singles match and was behind almost the entire first set, but rallied to win the last three games in a row and (take) the set 7-5.

"He played smart, controlled tennis."

Each of the first and second doubles teams were close, but Jake Hartman and Jesse Meyer prevailed in No. 1 competition, while the duo of Mike Bogda and Tim Fouquette took No. 2.

Hartman and Meyer downed Cody Bain and Taylor Garcia in straight sets 6-2, 6-4, while Bogda and Fouquette won by a pair of 6-4 sets over Michael Paulson and Mike Paavla.

"We were up against less experienced players and I was glad our guys stayed focused and consistent for good wins," Hinson added.

The Lakers are now 2-5 and 2-1 in the Mid-State. They will host Fergus Falls and Thief River Falls Friday for a 1 p.m. start.

Laker results

Wadena-Deer Creek at Detroit Lakes, Tuesday, April 28.

Lakers 7, Wolverines 0

Singles -- Tanner Duncan (DL) def. Justin Tucker 7-5, 6-0; 2. Isaac Fondrick (DL) def. Cory Petton 6-0, 6-1; 3. CJ Hanson (DL) def. Austin Korkowski 6-0, 6-0; 4. Ethan VanOffelen (DL) def. Drew Larson 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles -- 1. Jake Hartman/Jesse Meyer (DL) def. Cody Bain/Taylor Garcia 6-2, 6-4; 2. Mike Bogda/Tim Fouquette (DL) def. Michael Paulson/Mike Paavla 6-4, 6-4; 3. Clem Foltz/Derrick Brehm (DL) def. Zach Norenberg/Joe Pate 6-0, 6-0.