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Three WDC netmen advance in Section 8A

Austin Korkowski chalked up a singles victory and the team of Mike Paavola and Denni Loeper scored a doubles win Wednesday in Section 8A Individual Tournament play.

Playing in the No. 1 singles spot, Korkowski defeated Perham's Jordan Cresap 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Paavola and Loeper advanced by defeating the East Grand Forks duo of Alex Havis and Eddie Eades 6-2, 6-2.

WDC's Drew Larson was defeated in No. 2 singles action by East Grank Forks' Joel Ryan 6-0, 6-1.

Section 8A Team

East Grand Forks 6,

Wadena-Deer Creek 1

The No. 1 doubles team of Dennis Loeper and Mike Paavola claimed Wadena-Deer Creek's lone victory Monday in the first round of the Section 8A Team Tournament in Park Rapids.

The No. 3-ranked East Grand Forks Green Wave swept singles play and captured two of the three doubles matches in posting a 6-1 win over the No. 4-ranked Wolverines.

Loeper and Paavola, who normally play singles, teamed up for a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Alex Havis and Eddie Eades.

East Grand Forks 6,

Wadena-Deer Creek 1


1 Joel Ryan (EGF) def. Austin Korkowski (WDC) 6-3, 6-3

2 Ty Misilek (EGF) def. Drew Larson (WDC) 6-0, 6-0

3 Zach Straw (EGF) def. Joey Pate (WDC) 6-0, 6-1

4 Ben Compos (EGF) won by default


1 Mike Paavola-Dennis Loeper (WDC) def. Alex Havis-Eddie Eades (EGF) 6-1, 6-1

2 Tommy Lukkason-Tyler Wiertzma (EGF) def. Matt Green-Eliah Anderson (WDC) 6-0, 6-0

3 Tommy Lukkason-Chris Peterson (EGF) def. Jaysa Rafi-Shane Perry (WDC) 6-2, 6-2

Paavola picked for all-conference team

Wadena-Deer Creek's Mike Paavola was selected to the Mid-State Conference tennis team for his play during the 2011 season.

Paavola has played both singles and doubles for the Wolverines this season.

Mid-State All-Conference Tennis Team

Staples Motley: Tom Zollner, Guthrie Coughlin, Antoine Monmal, Austin Hirshey, Josh Solway, Shane Suess

Park Rapids: Alex Renner, Scott Smith

Detroit Lakes: Jesse Meyer, Isaac Fondrick

Wadena Deer Creek: Mike Paavola

Perham: Jordan Cresap