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Boys Tennis: Lakers advance through 1st round

The first round of the Section 8-1A went the Detroit Lakes boys’ tennis team’s way, as they downed Wadena-Deer Creek 4-3 Monday in Perham.

The No. 4 seeded Lakers won two in both the singles and doubles competition and advanced to the second round, which was postponed to Thursday.

DL’s Carlos Espinosa won his No. 1 singles match over Shane Perry in straight sets 6-4, 6-3, while No. 2 Caleb Howard downed W-DC’s Austin Andreen 7-5, 6-1.

The Lakers clinched the victory as the No. 1 and undefeated doubles team of Isaac and Alex Fondrick won 6-4, 6-2 over Mike Paavola and Drew Larson, while the third doubles team of Brady Crawford and Dylan Bremseth won 6-0, 6-2.

The Lakers will face No. 1 seeded Thief River Falls Thursday at 10 a.m., while No. 2 Crookston is pitted against No. 3 East Grand Forks.

The championship is 12 p.m. Thursday in Perham.

Laker results - Section 8-1A team tournament in Perham, Monday, May 20

First round - Lakers 4, Wadena-Deer Creek 3

Singles: 1. Carlos Espinosa won over Shane Perry 6-4,6-3; 2. Caleb Howard won over Austin Andreen 7-5,6-1; 3. Chandler Hanks lost to Christian Hinckley 5-7,3-6; 4. Austin Nelson lost to Barney Busa 2-6,6-7.

Doubles: 1. Isaac Fondrick/Alex Fondrick won over Mike Paavola/Drew Larson 6-4,6-2; 2. Luke Eggebraaten/Colton Friesen lost to Michael Botzet/Kris Hansen 1-6,6-4,0-6; 3. Brady Crawford/Dylan Bremseth won over Fikri Rahmat/Tyler Wieser 6-0,6-2.