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Green Wave even series with Lakers 4-3

Garrett Knopf stretches to return a volley at the net during the Lakers' 4-3 loss to East Grand Forks Monday afternoon in Detroit Lakes. Robert Williams / Tribune

East Grand Forks swept all four singles matches to even the season series with Detroit Lakes after a 4-3 victory in boys tennis Monday in Detroit Lakes.

The Lakers won by the same score indoors in Grand Forks last week.

“All week we talked about creating points for yourself at the net in doubles and the boys showed that today,” head coach Zach Biggar said. “Doubles teams were very aggressive and took control of the matches.”

Laker doubles teams swept all three matches in dominating straight sets.

CONNER FROKE

Gabe Hanninen and Trey Seebold defeated Justin Marciniak and Justus Gauss 6-4, 6-1 at one-doubles. Conner Froke and Garrett Knopf only dropped one game to Bryce Huot and  Justin Smerer taking the second doubles match love and one.

Isaac Eggebraaten and Jacob Hanson cruised to a two and one victory over Noah Benjamin and Seth Aaker.

The Green Wave got quick wins at one and four singles allowing only a game down in each match. Both two and three singles matches went to a deciding third set.

“I’m very happy with the way the guys fought out there,” said Biggar. “Another thing we were proud of was the way the boys cheered during the matches at the end. That support can really motivate players at the end of matches.”

DL’s Tanner Doppler and Blake Felch split the first two sets by matching scores of 6-4 in the second singles match. Felch downed Doppler 6-3 in the third.

Doppler had the deciding singles victory over East Grand Forks in the last meeting.

At three singles, Parker Anderson got a late break of serve to defeat Austin Baker 7-5. Anderson got a hot start taking the first set 6-1 before Baker rallied to even the match with a 6-4 win in the second set.

Both middle school and JV tennis teams played against Green Wave opponents Monday.

“Thought they played really well and we are looking forward to the future of the program,” Biggar said. “We have a lot of things to practice this week and we are looking forward to Crookston on Thursday.”

Detroit Lakes will be back on home courts Thursday, April 26 with a rematch against Crookston beginning at 4:30 p.m.. The Lakers defeated the Pirates 5-2 at the season-opening meet in Thief River Falls a week ago.

EGF 4, DL 3

Singles

1. Ben Kern (EGF) over Pedro Lacasa (DL) 6-1,6-0

2. Blake Felch (EGF) over Tanner Doppler (DL) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

3. Parker Anderson (EGF) over Austin Baker (DL) 6-1, 4-6, 7-5

4. Carter Krier (EGF) over Jens Richards (DL) 6-0,  6-1

Doubles

1. Gabe Hanninen/Trey Seebold (DL) over Justin M/Justus Gauss (EGF) 6-4, 6-1

2. Conner Froke/Garrett Knopf (DL) over Bryce Huot/Justin S. (EGF) 6-0, 6-1

3. Isaac Eggebraaten/Jacob Hanson (DL) over Noah Benjamin/ Seth Aaker 6-2, 6-1

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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