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Girls tennis: Prowlers, Patriots handle Lakers to end regular season

The Detroit Lakes girls tennis team heads into the Section 8-2A tournament on Tuesday after suffering losses against Pequot Lakes and Thief River Falls.

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THIEF RIVER FALLS – The Detroit Lakes girls tennis team ended its regular season with a hard-fought 5-2 loss against Thief River Falls.

Jaden Mercil picked up her 12th win of the season with a straight sets victory over Piper Greene at No. 4 singles. The team of Natalie Carlson and Avery Klabunde also knocked off Alana and Anna Lunsetter at No. 3 doubles in three sets.

“It was nice to get closer to (TRF) in the second meeting. They beat us 7-0 the first time we met,” Detroit Lakes head coach Greg Unruh said. “We lost a close match at No. 1 doubles or it might have been closer.”

The Lakers also faced one of their most formidable opponents on Thursday at Pequot Lakes. The Patriots cruised to a 7-0 victory, winning each matchup in straight sets.

Detroit Lakes gears up for the first round of the Section 8-2A tournament on Tuesday in Fargo. The Lakers take on Perham-New York Mills before individuals begin on Wednesday.

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THIEF RIVER FALLS 5, DETROIT LAKES 2

SINGLES- No. 1- Brooklyn Broadwell (T) def. Anna Askelson 6-0, 6-0; No. 2- Avery Skarr (T) def. Ari Leitheiser 6-0, 6-0; No. 3- Braylee Wienen (T0 def. Amaya LeCeir 6-0, 6-0; No. 4- Jaden Mercil (D) def. Piper Greene 6-4, 6-2

DOUBLES- No. 1- Bell Hamre-Paige Weets (T) def. Abby Noll-Megan Lunde 7-5, 6-2; No. 2- Stephanie Dagg-Ingrid Anderson (T) def. Allie Bolar-Claire Pazdernik 6-2, 6-0; No. 3- Avery Klabunde- Natalie Carlson (D) def. Alana Lunsetter-Anna Lunsetter 6-0, 6-7 (6), 10-1

PEQUOT LAKES 7, DETROIT LAKES 2

SINGLES- No. 1- Quinn Trottier (P) def. Askelson 6-0, 6-0; No. 2- Allyson Yahn (P) def. Mercil 6-5, 6-4; No. 3- Payton mudgett (P) def. Pazdernik 6-0, 6-2; No. 4- Ellie Ouradnik (P) def. Klabunde 6-1, 6-4

DOUBLES- No. 1- Kelbee Lampi-Aubrey Wizcek (P) def. Lunde-Leitheiser 6-1, 6-4; No. 2- Eva Mumm-Kessa Eggert (P) def. LeCleir-Noll 6-4, 6-4; No. 3- Carlie Eggert-Nikki Crocker (P) def. Allie Bolar-Natlaie Carlson 6-2, 6-2

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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