Laker girls tennis splits at home triangular
DETROIT LAKES -- The Laker girls tennis team split two matches in a home triangular Friday defeating Wadena-Deer Creek 4-3 and dropping a close match to a talented Crookston team 4-3.
DETROIT LAKES - The Laker girls tennis team split two matches in a home triangular Friday defeating Wadena-Deer Creek 4-3 and dropping a close match to a talented Crookston team 4-3.
The Lakers have a record of 3-4 so far this season.
The victory over the Wolverines was extremely close with three of the matches going to third set tie breakers; two of the tiebreakers decided by two points.
Dani Unruh continued her strong play and picked up an easy win bringing her season record to 7-3 with a two and love sweep of Ally Tiderman.
DL’s doubles teams did the rest of the work.
Emma Maguire and Emily Seebold overcame a tough second set and dominated the third set tiebreak to win their one-doubles match 6-1, 2-6, 10-4. The Laker duo improved their record to 8-2.
Carolyn Kinney and Devree Bunnis struggled against Wadena's style of play under a constant defense of lob shots, but were able to make the necessary adjustments to earn a 6-4, 2-6, 13-11 win.
Maddie Ring and Adriana Brehm played an excellent match to pick up a win at three-doubles.
“Adrianna has played extremely well in practice,” Head Coach Tanner Beauchman said. “She is able to use her quick hands, developed as a hockey goalie, to put balls away at the net. It was great to see her strong performance at practice translate to match play.”
Ring and Brehm won in straight sets two and two.
The Wolverines swept the two, three and four singles matches. Whitney Eickhoff defeated Sydney Fritz 6-0, 6-2. Abby Westrum defeated Stella Foltz 6-2, 6-2. Grace Kinney and Jess Rondesvedt split the first two sets 4-6, 6-2, with Rondesvedt earning the victory in the third set breaker 10-8.
Crookston adjusted their lineup to play against the Lakers’ strengths winning by one match 4-3 in a barn-burner.
“Crookston is a good team and we were happy to play them tough,” Beauchman said. “Doubles has been a strength of our team this year, and Crookston's coach, Mike Geffre, strengthened his doubles lineup to neutralize our strength.”
Geffre moved his two and three-singles players into doubles and his lineup shift worked.
Dani Unruh played an excellent match beating the Pirates top singles player, Ally Tiederman, who was coming off a string of big wins.
“Dani was able to pick up a big win for us.”
Maguire and Seebold played their first match at one-doubles after winning a challenge match in practice, and they handled the move well and won 7-6, 6-4.
Kinney has smooth win over Maria Sandman at four-singles winning one and one.
With the team score tied 3-3, Stella Foltz entered a third set tiebreak in the deciding match falling behind early in a 10-6 defeat.
“We played well enough to win, and the dual could have gone either way, but Crookston was able to pick up wins in some close matches.”
Detroit Lakes 4, Wadena Deer Creek 3
1. Dani Unruh (DL) over Maddy Hinijos (WDC) 6-1, 6-2
2. Whitney Eickhoff (WDC) over Sydney Fritz (DL) 6-0, 6-2
3. Abby Westrum (WDC) over Stella Foltz (DL) 6-2, 6-2
4. Jess Rondesvedt (WDC) over Grace Kinney 4-6, 6-2, 10-8
1. Maguire/Seebold (DL) over Johnson/Moen (WDC) 6-1, 2-6, 10-4
2. Kinney/Bunnis (DL) over Kallerig/Woods (WDC) 6-4, 2-6, 13-11
3. Ring/Brehm (DL) over Peterson/Jones (WDC) 6-2, 6-2
Crookston 4, Detroit Lakes 3
1. Dani Unruh (DL) over Ally Tiedeman (Cr) 6-2, 6-0
2. Leah Trostad (Cr) over Sydney Fritz (DL) 6-0, 6-0
3. Jaeden Lizakowski (Cr) over Stella Foltz (DL) 6-2, 4-6, 10-6
4. Grace Kinney (DL) over Maria Sandman (Cr) 6-1, 6-1
1. Maguire/Seebold (DL) over Foe/Follette (Cr) 7-6, 6-4
2. Demarais/Samuelson (Cr) over Bunnis/Kinney (DL) 6-4, 6-3
3. Wohouske/Perry (Cr) over Ring/Brehm (DL) 6-3, 6-2