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DL Girls Tennis - Lakers swat 'Jackets 6-1

It was a positive route through Perham for the Detroit Lakes girls' tennis team, which sunk the Yellowjackets 6-1 Thursday.

The victory included three singles wins and a sweep in doubles play for the Lakers.

Katie Anderson took the No. 1 singles match with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Hannah Brenk, while Kathryn Kinney followed with a hard-fought win at No. 2 singles.

Kinney lost 7-5 in the first set to Paige Biegler, but rebounded with a second-set win of 7-5 and a third-set tiebreaker, 7-2.

Dani Unruh settled in at her No. 3 singles slot with a straight-set win over Maggie Rennicke, while Emma Maguire fell to Perham's Jose Beachy in a third-set tiebreaker, 7-2.

Winning their doubles matches were India Fritz and Emily Seebold at No. 1, Whitney Benscoter and Shantel Kluenenberg at second doubles and Liz Steger and Deveree Bunnis in the third slot.

The Lakers lost both Bemidji, 5-2 and Crookston, 6-1 in the Lumberjacks' triangular Tuesday.

Anderson and Unruh were victorious versus their Bemidji opponents, while Unruh was the lone victor against Crookston.

Last weekend in the Mid-State Conference meet, the Lakers finished fifth out of seven teams.

Unruh was the highest placer in third at No. 3 singles, while consolation winners included Anderson at No. 1 singles and Maguire at No. 4.

The duo of Fritz and Seebold also took consolation wins, as did Benscoter and Kluenenberg.

The Lakers will travel to New York Mills Tuesday for a 4:30 p.m. start, and then to Moorhead Thursday.

They will host Alexandria and Thief River Falls Saturday, starting at noon.

Laker results

Detroit Lakes at Perham, Thursday, Sept. 20.

Lakers 6 Perham 1

Singles: 1. Katie Anderson def. Hannah Brenk 6-0 6-1; 2. Kathryn Kinney def. Paige Biegler 5-7 7-5 (7-2); 3. Dani Unruh def. Maggie Rennicke 6-2 7-5; 4. Emma Maguire lost to Josie Beachy 4-6 6-4 (2-7).

Doubles: 1. India Fritz/Emily Seebold def. Katie Howey/Betsy Pearson 6-0 6-3; 2. Whitney Benscoter/Shantel Kluenenberg def. Julia Pearson/Savanna Olson 6-0 6-2; 3. Liz Steger/Devree Bunnis def. Alyssa Moris/Aubrey Hill 6-1 6-0.

Detroit Lakes at Bemidji, Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Bemidji 5, Lakers 2

Singles: 1. Katie Anderson won due to injury forfeit against Jess Solberg; 2. Kathryn Kinney lost to Amy Frosaker 2-6 2-6; 3. Dani Unruh def. McKayla Beaulieu 6-1 6-1; 4. Emma Maguire lost to Nicolettle Roy 3-6 3-6.

Doubles: 1. India Fritz/Emily Seebold lost to Annika Johnson/Olivia Dickinson 1-6 3-6; 2. Whitney benscoter/Shantel Kluenenberg lost to Alexis Konecne/Megan Seratorre 0-6 0-6; 3. Liz Steger/Devree Bunnis lost to Erin Edlund/Lexy Wood 2-6 3-6.

Crookston 6, Lakers 1

Singles: 1. Katie Anderson lost to Kylie Simmons 1-6 0-6; 2. Kathryn Kinney lost to Ally Tiedemann 2-6 4-6; 3. Dani Unruh def. Lydia Shafer 6-3 6-4; 4. Emma Maguire lost to Allysa Fee 4-6 0-6.

Doubles: 1. India Fritz/Emily Seebold lost to Lilli Dennison/Liz Awender 2-6 3-6; 2. Whitney benscoter/Shantel Kluenenberg lost to Amber Trostad/Kennedy Resendez 4-6 4-6; 3. Liz Steger/Maddie Ring lost to Rachel Kunten/Shelby Lintued 2-6 1-6.

Mid-State Conference results (Saturday, Sept. 15, in Park Rapids).

Lakers 5th out of 7 teams

1st Singles: Katie Anderson lost to Julia Smith from Park Rapids 3-6, 1-6 in the first match,Katie got a bye the second round and won consolation beating Gabrelle Hudrlik from CI 6-3, 6-2.

2nd Singles:Kathryn Kinney lost to Jaden Lindner from Pequot Lakes 0-6, 1-6 in the first round, Kathryn beat Paige Biegler from Perham 5-7, 6-1, (7-4), and lost to Paige Hartman from WDC in the consolation match 1-6, 2-6.

3rd Singles: Dani Unruh beat Sarah Najjar from WDC 3-6, 6-2, (8-6), Dani lost to Hope Johnson from Park Rapids 3-6, 6-2, (6-8), Dani got 3rd place beating Alex Nelson 3-6, 6-3, (8-6).

4th Singles: Emma Maguire lost to Kari Watson from CI 6-7(4-7), 4-6. Emma got a bye in the second round. Emma beat Abby Wagsheid from WDC for consolation 6-1, 6-0.

1st Doubles: India Fritz/Emily Seebold lost to Maggy O'keefe/kelsie Zetah from staples motley 0-6, 1-6. DL got a bye in the second round. DL beat Ashley Carlson/Elise Kallevig from WDC 6-0, 6-2 for consolation.

2nd Doubles: Whitney Benscoter/Shantel Kluenenberg lost to Vanessa Hudrlik/Jessica Dauer from Perham 7-5, 5-7, (5-7), DL got a bye in the second round. DL beat Hanna Jacobson/Molly Kraemer 6-1, 6-3 for consolation.

3rd doubles: Liz Steger/Sydney Fritz lost to Jeni Simpson/Jill Simpson from Park Rapids 2-6, 2-6. DL beat Aubrey Hill/Danielle Graham from Perham 6-0, 6-0 . DL lost to Mandi Lambert/Rachel Norwood from CI 2-6, 4-6.

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