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Area Boys Tennis: Aitkin gets rare win over Cardinals

STAPLES — Aitkin Gobblers head coach Joe Walz couldn’t remember if the Aitkin Gobblers had ever beaten the Staples-Motley Cardinals.

He now only has to think back to Thursday as the Gobblers downed the Cardinals 5-2 in a non-conference match.

S-M’s Guthrie Coughlin won at No. 1 singles and the Cardinals’ No. 1 doubles team of Shane Suess-Josh Soloway also won. From there it was all Aitkin, which improved to 5-4.

Aitkin 5, Staples-Motley 2


No. 1: Guthrie Coughlin (SM) def. Dan Klucas 6-4, 6-2

No. 2: Alex Anderson (A) def. Austin Hirschey 6-2, 6-3

No. 3: Lyle Nyberg (A) def. Matt Spar 6-0, 3-6, 10-2

No. 4: Bryce Haugly (A) def. Daniel Gartner 4-6, 6-3, 10-3


No. 1: Shane Suess-Josh Soloway (SM) Eric Raushel-Adam Burke 6-1, 6-2

No. 2: Ryan Anderson-Ryan Rosemore (A) def. Dale Vogt-Brenardo Fritas 6-2, 6-1

No. 3: Jack Reeves-Chris Carlberg (A) def. Robin Melse-Colton Paskewitz 6-0, 6-2

Overall: A 5-4, SM 2-5. Next: Aitkin at Grand Rapids 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Park Rapids 4,

Wadena-DC 3

WADENA — Shane Perry and Matt Green won their No. 1 doubles match 7-5, 6-2 in Wadena-Deer Creek’s 4-3 Mid-State Conference loss to Park Rapids Thursday.

Also posting wins for W-DC were Mike Paavola at No. 2 singles and Drew Larson at No. 3 singles.

Park Rapids 4, Wadena-Deer Creek 3


No. 1: Scott Smith (PR) def. Austin Korkowski 3-6, 7-5, 6-2

No. 2: Mike Paavola (WDC) def. Chris Shaw 6-4, 6-0

No. 3: Drew Larson (WDC) def. Mitch Fossen 6-4, 6-3

No. 4: Calvin Bateman (PR) def. Eliah Anderson 6-2, 6-2


No. 1: Shane Perry-Matt Green (WDC) def. Nick Lopez-Josh Johnson 7-5, 6-4

No. 2: Jeff Dickinson-Jaden Olson (PR) def. Edwin Kim-Mike Small 6-3, 6-1

No. 3: Iain Wallace-Jackson Kimball (PR) def. Nick Torkkola-Nathan Daigneault 6-1, 6-0

Next: Minnewaska at WDC 5 p.m. Monday.

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