Pirates take six of seven from DL tennis

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The Crookston Pirates won five matches in straight sets and defeated Detroit Lakes 6-1 in girls tennis Tuesday afternoon in warm temperatures in Crookston.

“I felt like our singles players struggled with the heat a bit,” DL head coach Greg Unruh said. “Mya Anderson played a great match at two singles winning in straight sets. Marit Engum played well, but was beaten in the third set.”

Anderson picked up the Lakers’ victory at two-singles defeating Hanna Lindemoen three and one.

Engum and Brekken Tull split the first two sets, 6-1 to Tull in the first before Engum took control winning at love in the second. Tull earned the victory winning the third set 6-3.

“Doubles is improving,” said Unruh. “We have gone from losing a lot of sets in doubles by 6-1 or 6-0 scores to winning many more games. Our one doubles team of Abby Noll and Harper Bellefeuille played a solid match against Crookston's state qualifying doubles team from a year ago. Harper and Abby have been playing a lot of one doubles matches for us. They have been put in a pretty tough spot considering neither was a varsity player a year ago. I hope they can stay positive, as they are improving with each match. At three doubles, Taylor Winter has played with a lot of different partners. As a senior, Taylor has done a nice job of taking the younger players under her wing. Third doubles has been so close to winning some matches, I hope they can get a W before too long.”


Crookston has only lost once in eight matches this year. DL drops to 1-8 heading into the final match of the regular season at East Grand Forks Tuesday, Sept. 29.

The dates set for section playoffs are Oct. 5-17 with seeding to be announced later this week.

Crookston 6, Detroit Lakes 1


1 - Emma Osborn (CRO) def. Siri Vagle (DL) 6-3, 6-1

2 - Mya Anderson (DL) def. Hannah Lindemoen 6-3, 6-1

3 - Brekken Tull (CRO) def. Marit Engum (DL) 6-1, 0-6, 6-3

4 - Abby Borowicz (CRO) def. Amaya LeClair (DL) 6-3, 6-2



1 - Catherine Tiedemann/Emma Borowicz (CRO) def. Harper Bellefeuille/Abby Noll (DL) 6-3, 6-2

2 - Halle Bruggeman/Emma Gunderson (CRO) def. Megan Lunde/Skylar Nelson (DL) 6-1, 6-3

3 - Macy Fee/Addie Fee (CRO) def. Taylor Winter/Anna Askelson (DL) 6-4, 6-3.

Robert Williams has been a sports editor for Forum Communications in Perham and Detroit Lakes since 2011.
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