The Detroit Lakes girls tennis team played in a quadrangular in Alexandria on Saturday and came away with a win and two losses.

The Lakers pulled out a 4-3 win over Alexandria. Despite missing its top solo player, Siri Vagle, Detroit Lakes picked up wins from Mya Anderson and Anna Askelson in Nos. 1 and 3 singles. Jaden Mercil and Skylar Nelson won the No. 2 doubles match, while Abby Noll and Harper Bellefeuille won in straight sets to pick up the team win.

“Any time your number one player is out of the lineup, it’s a lot tougher to win matches,” Detroit Lakes head coach Greg Unruh said. “Everyone has to move up a spot, and it’s an adjustment. The girls adjusted well, and it showed with a win over Alexandria. That hasn’t happened in quite some time.”

Earlier in the day, Osakis won four tiebreaks to pick up a 6-1 team win. Noll and Bellefeuille won their No. 3 doubles match over Madelyn Collins and Hatti Schmitbauer. Detroit Lakes also fell to Crookston 6-1, with Amaya LeCleir winning at No. 4 singles.

“We lost nine of our 11 tiebreakers on the day,” Unruh said. “It’s something we’re struggling with right now, but our girls are hard workers, and we will start winning more of them. If not, my tombstone will read, ‘Cause of death: tiebreakers.’”

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On Friday, the Lakers went 1-1 in a home triangular against Crooston and Wadena-Deer Creek. After a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Pirates, the Lakers won three singles matches and Nos. 2 and three doubles to split the afternoon.

“We played really well against a talented Crookston team, who came into the day with a 6-1 record,” Unruh said. “I think we scared them a little.”

“Against Wadena, We expected a close match after slipping by them 4-3 a year ago,” Unruh said. “This was a good win for us. It took us until October to get our second win a year ago. It’s only Sept. 10, and we have already equaled last year’s win total.”


SINGLES- No. 1- Libby Hartman (W) def. Siri Vagle 6-3, 6-3; No. 2- Mya Anderson (D) def. Anna Fiemeyer 6-1, 7-6 (5); No. 3- Marit Engum 6-0, 6-0; No. 4- Anna Askelson (D) def. Lily Adkins 6-3, 6-0; DOUBLES- No. 1. Corra Endres-Madison Packer (W) def. Arianna Leitheiser-Skylar Nelson 6-1, 6-0; No. 2- Megan Lunde-Harper Bellefeuille (D) def. Katie Fiemeyer 6-3, 6-4; No. 3- Amaya LeCleir-Jaden Mercil (D) def. Kayal Meeks-Jamie Barthel 6-4, 6-0;


SINGLES- No. 1- Emma Osbron (CR) def. Vagle 3-6, 6-2, 10-7; No. 2- Brekken Tull (CR) Askelson 6-3, 6-2; No. 3- Isabelle Smith (CR) def. LeCleir 7-6 (3), 6-1; No. 4- Mercil (D) def. Kaylie Clauson 0-6, 6-2, 10-8; DOUBLES- No. 1- Hayden Winjum-Halle Winjum (CR) def. Anderson-Engum 6-0, 6-4; No. 2- Leitheiser-Lunde (D) def. Abigail Borowicz-Emma Gunderson; No. 3- Hannah Lindmoen-Addie Fee (CR) def. Nelson-Bellefeuille 6-3, 6-2;


SINGLES- No. 1- Anderson (D) def. Rachel Wegner 6-4, 6-2; No. 2- Kylie Lattimer (A) def. Engum 3-6, 6-4, 7-5; No. 3- Askelson (D) def. Jaylin Halvorson 6-3, 7-5; No. 4- Hayden Halvorson (A) def. LeCleir 6-3, 3-6, 8-6; DOUBLES- No. 1- Aure-Rolin (A) def. Lunde-Leitheiser 6-2, 6-3; No. 2- Mercil-Nelson (D) def. Hagen-Craig 2-6, 7-5, 9-7; No. 3- Bellefeuille-Noll (D) def. Halvorson-Von Bergen 6-3, 6-2;


SINGLES- Hayden Winjum (CR) def. Anderson 6-2, 6-2; No. 2- Osborn (CR) def. Engum 6-2, 6-2; No. 3- Tull (CR) def. Askelson 6-3, 6-3; No. 4- LeCleir (D) def. Clauson 6-4, 6-7 (4), 9-7; DOUBLES- No. 1- Halle Winjum-Gunderson (CR) def. Leitheiser-Nelson 6-1, 6-3; No. 2- Lindemoen-Nelson (CR) def. Lunde- Bellefeuille 6-3, 3-6, 9-7; No. 3- Smith-Fee (CR) def. Mercil-Abby Noll 6-4, 7-5;


SINGLES- No. 1- Mara Van Nyhuis (O) def. Anderson 6-3, 7-6 (4); No. 2- Leah Maddock (O) def. Engum 6-2, 0-6, 8-6; No. 3- Kennedy George (O) def. Askelson 6-2, 6-3; No. 4- Larissa Hoffarth 3-6, 6-1, 7-3; DOUBLES- No. 1- Ellie George-Lexi Spychalla (O) def. Lunde-Leitheiser 6-3, 7-6 (4); No. 2- Mackenzie Lien-Tesasa Stanek (O) def. Nelson-Mercil 6-2, 6-1; No. 3- Noll-Bellefeuille (D) def. Hatti Schmitbauer-Madelyn Collins 6-3, 6-3