Tennis team keeping it close
The Aitkin Gobblers made a clean sweep on the court Tuesday in handing the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines a 7-0 defeat.
The Gobblers won six of the seven matches in straight sets. Wadena-Deer Creek's Corey Pettow defeated Jack Reeves 7-5 in the first set of their No. 4 singles match before losing 6-3,(7-3).
Aitkin 7, WDC 0
1 Nick Sundholm (A) def. Mike Paavola (WDC) 6-2, 6-0
2 Alex Anderson (A) def. Taylor Garcia (WDC) 6-1, 6-2
3 Dan Klucas (A) def. Austin Korkowski (WDC) 6-4, 6-0
4 Jack Reeves (A) def. Cory Pettow (WDC) 5-7, 6-3 (7-3)
1 Kevin Hughs-Lyle Nyberg (A) def. Drew Larson-Zach Norenberg 6-1, 6-1
2 Tyler Michaletz-Eric Raushel (A) def. Joe Pate-Kevin Jensen (WDC) 6-1, 6-0
3 Chris Carlberg-Adam Burke def. Matt Green-Eliah Anderson 6-4, 6-0
Exhibition Christ Carlberg-Adam Burke (A) def. Aaron Karlson-Josh Lund (WDC) 6-2, 6-2
Wolverines run into rough
competition at Park Rapids Invitational
Rugged competition marked the Park Rapids Invitational for Pete Tranvik's Wolverines Saturday as seven Wadena-Deer Creek tennis players failed to post victories in the eight-team event.
Mike Paavola, Taylor Garcia and Drew Larson squared off for WDC in singles action. Paavola and Larson fell in straight sets at No. 1 and No. 3 singles. Garcia made it rough for Ngyun Tran winning 6-3 before losing two 6-3 decisions. Garcia bounced back from a 7-5 loss to Ty Midikik for a 7-6 victory. Midikik took a 10-8 decision in the final set.
Cory Pettow switched from singles to doubles and teamed up with Joe Pate at No. 1 doubles for the Wolverines. Kevin Jensen and Matt Green lost to teams from Park Rapids, East Grand Forks and Staples-Motley at No. 2 doubles.
Fergus Falls took top honors in the meet with 33 points while Foley took second with 30.
Staples-Motley 4, WDC 3
Taylor Garcia, Cory Pettow and Zach Norenberg notched singles victories Thursday as the Wolverines lost a tight decision to Staples-Motley.
Garcia was a 7-6 (7-1), 4-6, 6-1 winner over Matt Spar at No. 2 singles. Pettow beat No. 3 singles foe Dale Vogt in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. Norenberg blanked Colton Paskwitz 6-0, 6-9 at No. 4 singles.
Austin Hirschey overcame Austin Korkowski 6-1, 1-6, 6-2 at No. 1 singles.
The Cardinals swept the three doubles matches, winning the No. 3 doubles matchup by forfeit.
Wadena-Deer Creek 3
1 Austin Hirschey (SM) def. Austin Korkowski (WDC) 6-1, 1-6, 6-2
2 Taylor Garcia (WDC) def. Matt Spar (SM) 7-6 (7-1), 4-6, 6-1
3 Cory Pettow (WDC ) def. Dale Vogt (SM) 6-2, 6-3
4 Zach Norenberg (WDC) def. Colton Paskwitz (SM) 6-0, 6-0 Doubles
1 Grant Longbella-Shane Suess (SM) def. Kevin Jensen-Matt Green (WDC) 6-1, 6-3
2 Robin Melse-Nick Johnson (SM) def. Eliah Anderson-Aaron Karlson (WDC)
3 Staples-Motley won by forfeit