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Laker boys tennis takes bronze in Mid-State Conference

The Detroit Lakes boys' tennis team proved to be overachievers in the Mid-State Conference meet by finishing ahead of their original seeds in seven positions to finish third as a team last Thursday in Park Rapids.

Alex Fondrick won the Lakers' lone championship, taking the No. 2 singles title with a 6-4, 6-3 sweep in the championship.

Isaac Fondrick just missed winning the No. 1 singles Mid-State banner by falling in the championship match 6-4, 6-4.

"If both continue to improve, we can make some noise at the sections in a week and a half," said DL head coach Wade Johnson.

Cody Jordan also played to the championship match, but fell to finish with a silver, while Austin Nelson was third at No. 4 singles.

The Lakers finished third in two doubles slots, as Derick Brehm and Ethan Brekke were bronze winners at No. 1 doubles and Caleb Howard and Chandler Hanks did the same at No. 3.

Cody Knopf and Hunter Hedstrom were fifth at No. 2 doubles.

The Lakers will host Perham Thursday for a later start at 7 p.m.

Laker results

Mid-State Conference meet in Park Rapids, Thursday, May 10.

Team results: Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 37, Staples-Motley 31, Detroit Lakes 30, Perham 19, Park Rapids 16, Wadena-Deer Creek 12.

Laker results -- Singles: 1. Isaac Fondrick, 2nd...2. Alex Fondrick, 1st...3. Cody Jordan, 2nd...4. Austin Nelson, 3rd.

Doubles: 1. Derick Brehm/Ethan Brekke, 3rd...2. Cody Knopf/Hunter Hedstrom, 5th...3. Caleb Howard/Chandler Hanks, 3rd.

Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.