BOYS TENNIS: Staples-Motley gets first win
WADENA — Guthrie Coughlin and Antoine Moumal posted wins at No. 1 and 2 singles to help lead the Staples-Motley Cardinals to a 4-3 Mid-State Conference victory over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Thursday.
Also winning for the Cardinals were the doubles teams of Grant Longbella-Dale Vogt and Colton Paskewitz-Spencer Swendson.
Winning singles matches for the Wolverines were Austin Korkowski and Drew Larson. Aaron Karlson-Jaysa Rafi went three sets to win at No. 3 doubles.
Staples-Motley 4, Wadena-Deer Creek 3
No. 1: Guthrie Coughlin (SM) def. Dennis Loeper 6-0, 6-1; No. 2: Antoine Moumal (SM) def. Mike Paavola 6-2, 6-4; No. 3: Austin Korkowski (WDC) def. Robin Melse 6-2, 6-0; No. 4: Drew Larson (WDC) def. Nick Johnson 2-6, 6-1, 6-1
No. 1: Grant Longbella-Dale Vogt (SM) def. Corey Pettow-Joey Pate 6-2, 6-3; No. 2: Colton Paskewitz-Spencer Swendson (SM) def. Eliah Anderson-Matt Green 0-6, 6-4, 6-3; No. 3: Aaron Karlson-Jaysa Rafi (WDC) def. Warren Japke-Alex Jensen 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
Conference: SM 1-0, WDC 0-2. Overall: SM 1-2, WDC 0-2. Next: Staples-Motley, Wadena-Deer Creek at Park Rapids tournament 9 a.m. Saturday.