WDC netmen notch first victory
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder racked up six victories in straight sets Tuesday en route to a 7-0 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek.
WDC singles players Mike Paavola and Shane Perry gave their No. 1 and No. 4 foes a run for their money. Both lost 6-1 in the first set but played tough tennis in the second set, losing 7-5.
The Wolverines forfeited the No. 3 doubles match.
LPGE 7, WDC 0
1 Lain Larson (LPGE) over Mike Paavola (WDC) 6-1, 7-5
2 Ryoma Sashida (LPGE) over Drew Larson (WDC) 6-1, 6-2
3 Trevor Bergman (LPGE) over Eliah Anderson (WDC) 6-1, 6-1
4 Justin Brever (LPGE) over Shane Perry (WDC) 6-1, 7-5
1 Cory Graves-Jacob Atkinson (LPGE) over Edwin Kim-Matt Green (WDC) 6-0, 6-0
2 Travis Bergman-Paul Chan (LPGE) over Nathan Daigneault-Mike Small (WDC) 6-0, 6-0
3 LPGE won by forfeit
Wadena-Deer Creek 5,
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines blanked a young Minnewaska team Friday for their first victory of the tennis season.
Austin Korkowski and Mike Paavola chalked up victories over Jake Pederson and Graydon Tanis at No. 1 and No. 2 singles. WDC doubles partners Shane Perry and Matt Green were straight set winners over Austin Pauly and Collin Stumpf at No. 3 and No. 4 singles.
The team of Edwin Kim and Mike Small topped the twosome of Cole Mercier and Cody Tanis 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles. The Lakers forfeited the No. 2 and No. 3 matches.
Wadena-Deer Creek 5,
1 Austin Korkowski (WDC) over Jake Pederson (M) 7-5, 6-2
2 Mike Paavola (WDC) over Graydon Tanis (M) 6-3, 6-1
3 Shane Perry (WDC) over Austin Pauly (M) 6-0, 6-2
4 Matt Green (WDC) over Collin Stumpf (M) 6-1, 6-0
1 Edwin Kim-Mike Small (WDC) over Cole Mercier-Cody Tanis (M) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
2 WDC won by forfeit
3 WDC won by forfeit
Park Rapids 4, WDC 3
The Panthers edged the Wolverines in two of three doubles matches Thursday en route to a Mid-State Conference win on the Wadena courts.
Mike Paavola and Drew Larson were able to give the Wolverines a 2-2 split in singles action. Paavola topped Chris Shaw 6-4, 6-0 and Larson defeated Mitch Fossen 6-4, 6-3.
WDC's No. 1 doubles duo of Shane Perry and Matt Green were 7-5, 6-4 winners over Nick Lopez and Josh Johnson.
Park Rapids 4,
Wadena-Deer Creek 3
1 Scott Smith (PR) over Austin Korkowski (WDC) 6-3, 5-7, 2-6
2 Mike Paavola (WDC) over Chris Shaw (PR) 6-4, 6-0
3 Drew Larson (WDC) over Mitch Fossen (PR) 6-4, 6-3
4 Calvin Bateman (PR) over Eliah Anderson (PR) 6-2, 6-2
1 Shane Perry-Matt Green (WDC) over Nick Lopez-Josh Johnson (PR) 7-5, 6-4
2 Jeff Dickinson-Jaden Olson over Edwin Kim-Mike Small (PR) 6-3, 6-1
3 Iain Wallace-Jackson Kimball (PR) over Nick Torrkola-Nathan Daigneault (WDC) 6-1, 6-0