Osakis, Minnewaska both fall in tight matches

Tate Reichmann and Conner Quelle win for Minnewaska, while Isaac Maddock, Logan Grove and Bryce Moen add wins for Osakis in singles.

Osakis' Bryce Moen serves in a match on May 11, 2021. Moen won in straight sets at No. 3 singles against Lac qui Parle Valley-Dawson-Boyd on May 13. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

Osakis boys tennis fell short of Lac qui Parle Valley-Dawson-Boyd on Thursday in a 4-3 final.

Isaac Maddock, Logan Grove and Bryce Moen all won in singles in straight sets for the Silverstreaks, but LQPV took fourth singles and all of the doubles lineup.

“We had a good, competitive match with LQPV/DB today in Morris,” Osakis head coach Ryan Maddock said. “Isaac, Logan, and Bryce played very well in getting wins at the top 3 singles spots. I thought everyone had really good effort and improved play from earlier this week. This group just needs to keep getting more match experience and they will continue to see improvements in their games.”


SINGLES - No. 1 - Isaac Maddock (O) def. Tyler Buer, 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 - Logan Grove (O) def. Gavin Stulz, 6-4, 6-3; No. 3 - Bryce Moen (O) def. Levi Olson, 6-1, 6-4; Liam Risch (LQPV) def. Jacob Taplin, 6-1, 6-3


DOUBLES - No. 1 - Wylie Wiebe/Jackson Buer (LQPV) def. Connor Gulbranson/Marcus Wolf, 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 - Elijah Fjerkenstad/Wyatt Wiebe (LQPV) def. Jacob Uhl/Tyler Stier, 6-3, 6-2; No. 3 - Matt Martinson/Nate Gruwell (LQPV) won by forfeit

Detroit Lakes beats Minnewaska in close contest

Detroit Lakes won the tight matches it needed to in order to take a close contest in a battle of the Lakers on Thursday.

Minnewaska (10-5) got wins from Tate Reichmann at first singles and Conner Quelle at fourth singles, but DL took the final two singles matches in straight sets. Detroit Lakes won 5-2 overall after securing close contests in all three doubles spots.


SINGLES - No. 1 - Tate Reichmann (M) def. Reed Henderson, 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 - Nate Cihak (DL) def. Gannon Walsh, 6-4, 6-3; No. 3 - Austin Miller (DL) def. Ethan Quelle, 6-1, 6-2; No. 4 - Conner Quelle (M) def. Cole Deraney, 6-4, 6-1

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Connor Zamzo/Gavin Smith (DL) def. Damon Uhde/Nik VanDyke, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4; No. 2 - Jordan Fields/Gabe Reller (DL) def. Logan Maanum/Aiden Maanum, 7-6 (7-1), 6-4; No. 3 - Parker Davis/Breck Winter (DL) def. Tenzin Dahl/Konner Hanson, 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 7-6 (7-6)

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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