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Girls Tennis: Lakers lose another close match

The Detroit Lakes girls’ tennis team is just about over the hump of winning the close matches, but the Lakers just are not quite there, yet.

Losing their second 4-3 match in a week, the Lakers are looking to start winning, instead of falling in the close matches in the near future.

DL lost to Fergus Falls 4-3 and Thief River Falls 6-1 in Friday’s triangular, with Thursday’s triangular postponed due to rain and rescheduled to Sept. 11, starting at 9 a.m.

“It is always difficult to lose a close match,” said DL head coach Tanner Beauchman. “It is a good sign we are competitive and hopefully as the year progresses, we are able to win a few close duals.”

Dani Unruh and Emma Maguire each won in singles at No. 1 and 3, respectively, while the doubles team of Devree Bunnis and Carolyn Kinney were also victorious.

“Dani and Emma played excellent matches,” Beauchman said. “They have been working hard at practice and it is good to see the hard work pay off. Devree and Carolyn played the best tennis I have seen them play.”

Unruh picked up the win over Fergus Falls’ Sarah Taylor 6-0, 6-2, while Maguire won over Amanda Nelson 6-4, 6-4.

Bunnis and Kinney downed Madi Neulub and Emma Clark in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.

Unruh made a sweep of the day with her 7-6, 6-3 win over TRF’s Kaylee Jorgenson.

The Lakers will host Wadena-Deer Creek Thursday at 4:30 p.m. 

Laker results - Thief River Falls and Fergus Falls at Detroit Lakes, Friday, Aug. 30

Thief River Falls 6, Lakers 1


1. Dani Unruh (DL) over Kaylee Jorgenson (TRF) 7-6, 6-3; 2. Kara Torkelson (TRF) over Emma Maguire (DL) 6-0, 6-1; 3. Brandi Malwitz (TRF) over Sydney Fritz (DL) 6-1, 6-0; 4. Callie Fagerstrom (TRF) over Krista Leaf (DL) 6-0, 6-1.


1. Sabrina Okeson/Juliet Tuneberg (TRF) over Emily Seebold/India Fritz (DL) 6-1, 6-1; 2. Carly Lunsetter/Shawna Spears (TRF) over Carolyn Kinney/Devree Bunnis (DL) 6-4, 6-2; 3. Ashley Sziegty/Megan Jones (TRF) over Maddie Ring/Grace Kinney (DL) 6-0, 6-0.

Fergus Falls 4, Lakers 3


1. Dani Unruh (DL) over Sarah Taylor (FF) 6-0, 6-2; 2. Taylor Leapaldt (FF) over India Fritz (DL) 4-6, 6-2, 10-7; 3. Emma Maguire (DL) over Amanda Nelson (FF) 6-3, 6-4; 4. Abby Macfarlane (FF) over Krista Leaf (DL) 6-1, 6-0.


1. Kari Walvatne/Morgan Danick (FF) over Emily Seebold/Sydney Fritz (DL) 6-2, 6-0; 2. Devree Bunnis/Carolyn Kinney (DL) over Madi Neulub/Emma Clark (FF) 6-2, 6-3; 3. Mikaela Norgard/Sophie Rausch (FF) over Grace Kinney/Maddie Ring (DL) 6-2, 6-2.

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