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WDC tennis team earns victories over Perham, LPGE

The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines claimed three of four singles matches Monday on the way to trimming Perham 4-3.

Austin Korkowski, Drew Larson and Corey Pettow gave WDC victories in the top three singles matches. The Wolverines defaulted at No. 4 singles.

Dennis Loeper and Mike Paavola teamed up for a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 1 doubles over Jordan Cresap and Dillon Shields to clinch WDC's second straight dual win.

WDC 4, Perham 3


1 Austin Korkowski (WDC) def. Randy Swanson (P) 6-1, 6-0

2 Drew Larson (WDC) def. Alphonsie Schoenberger (P) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

3 Corey Pettow (WDC) def. Chad Hofland (P) 6-4, 6-3

4 Perham won by default


1 Dennis Loeper-Mike Paavola (WDC) def. Jordan Cresap-Dillon Shields (P) 6-1, 6-1

2 Madison Paridon-James Hersch (P) def. Joey Pate-Matt Green (WDC) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

3 Tevor Meece-Mike Botzet (P) def. Shane Perry-Eliah Anderson (WDC) 6-4, 6-3


Peter Tranvik stacked the singles unit Friday and saw his Wolverines edge the Thunder.

Dennis Loeper, Austin Korkowski, Mike Paavola and Corey Pettow, normally a doubles player, gave the Wolverines a sweep in singles action. Pettow filled the No. 4 singles spot and bounced back from a 6-4 loss to LPGE's Randy Swanson to win 6-4, 6-2.

The Thunder won both doubles matches in straight sets and took the No. 3 match by default.

Wadena-Deer Creek 4,

Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 3


1 Dennis Loeper (WDC) def. Jeremy Welters (LPGE) 6-1, 6-4

2 Austin Korkowski (WDC) def. Lane Larson (LPGE) 6-1, 6-1

3 Mike Paavola (WDC) def. Justin Brever (LPGE) 6-1, 6-1

4 Corey Pettow (WDC) def. Randy Swanson (LPGE) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2


1 Cody Warner-Zach Pesta (LPGE) def. Joey Pate-Matt Green (WDC) 6-3, 6-1

2 Mike Botzet-Chad Hofland (LPGE) def. Jaysa Rafi-Eliah Anderson (WDC) 6-0, 6-0

3 LPGE won by default

WDC netmen score victories in Mid-State

Three Wadena-Deer Creek singles players and two doubles teams chalked up victories Thursday in the Mid-State Conference meet at Detroit Lakes.

Dennis Loeper, Austin Korkowski and Mike Paavola split their singles matches. Loeper bounced back from a 6-0, 6-1 loss to Detroit Lakes' Jesse Meyer to defeat Perham's Jordan Cresap 6-1, 6-2. Korkowski posted a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Perham's Randy Swanson before taking two losses in No. 2 doubles. Paavola won two of his three matches at No. 3 singles. He topped Perham's Jeff Dickenson 6-0, 6-0 and Detroit Lakes' Andy Schupp 6-3, 6-4.

WDC's No. 2 doubles team of Eliah Anderson and Matthew Green were 6-4, 6-4 winners of Park Rapids' Calvin Bateman and Steve Osterman.

The Wolverines also saw their No. 3 team of Shane Perry and Jaysa Rafi triumph 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 over the Park Rapids duo of Ian Wallace and Jaden Olson.

Mid State Conference

Tennis Tournament


1 Jesse Meyer (Detroit Lakes) def. Dennis Loeper (WDC) 6-0, 6-1

Loeper (WDC) def. Jordan Cresap (Perham) 6-1, 6-2

2 Austin Korkowski (WDC) def. Randy Swanson (Perham) 6-0, 6-0

Isaac Fonderick (Detroit Lakes) 6-1, 6-1 def. Korkowski (WDC) 6-1, 6-1

Anoine Moumal (Staples) def. Korkowski (WDC) 6-2, 6-0

3 Mike Paavola (WDC) def. Jeff Dickenson (Perham) 6-0, 6-0

Austin Hershey (Staples) def. Paavola (WDC) 7-5, 6-4

Paavola (WDC) def. Andy Schupp (Detroit Lakes) 6-3, 6-4

4 Default


1 Brehm/Duncan (Detroit Lakes) def. Corey Pettow/Joey Pate (WDC) 6-0, 6-0

Paridon/Andreen (Perham) def. Pettow/Pate 7-6 (8-6), 6-4

2 Jordan/Brekke (Detroit Lakes) def. Eliah Anderson/ Matthew Green 6-0, 6-0

Anderson/Green (WDC) def. Bateman/Osterman (Park Rapids) 6-4, 6-4

3 Melse/Johnson (Staples) def. Shane Perry/Jaysa Rafi (WDC) 6-2, 6-0

Perry/Rafi (WDC) def. Wallace/Olson (Park Rapids) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4