The Patriot tennis team swept the Detroit Lakes Lakers on Thursday, Sept. 30, to finish the regular season with a perfect 24-0 record and the No. 2 seed in the section.

“We've been building up to this for the last several years,” head coach Monica Sergent said. “Some of our players are four-year varsity letterwinners, so that experience is definitely an asset.”

In the match, senior and No. 1 singles player Megan Muller recorded her 100th career victory, winning her match in straight sets 6-0, 6-0 for her milestone win.

“It's kind of a nice recognition and reward for all of her years of effort, playing in that No. 1 spot,” Sergent said. “That's not easy - to play every team's best player match in and match out. For her to not only have the physical ability but the mental toughness as well to embrace that and rise to that challenge, that says a lot about her character.”

The Patriots’ remaining singles players - Carly Chaney, Quinn Trottier and Riley Fogarty - won their matches in straight sets as well.

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The win clinched the Mid-State Conference title for the Patriots as they finished the regular season 24-0.

“Given the fact that we are playing in 2A this year, the girls really need to remember that just because a school might be bigger than we are, it does not mean they're better than we are at tennis,” Sergent said. “I feel that we can compete well with all of them.”



Pequot Lakes 7, Detroit Lakes 0

Singles

No. 1: Megan Muller (PL) def. Mya Anderson 6-0, 6-0

No. 2: Carly Chaney (PL) def. Marit Esgmm 6-0, 6-1

No. 3: Quinn Trottier (PL) def. Anna Askelson 6-0, 6-2

No. 4: Riley Fogarty (PL) def. Amaya LeClaire 6-2, 6-1



Doubles

No. 1: Kelbee Lampi-Lexi Peterson (PL) def. Siri Vogel-Ari Leitheiser 6-3, 6-4

No. 2: Payton Mudgett-Allyson Yahn (PL) def. Megan Lunde-Harper Bellefamille 6-2, 6-0

No. 3: Ellie Ouradnick-Aubrey Wizcek (PL) def. Claire Pazdernik-Avery Keabunbe 6-2, 6-1

Conference: 7-0. Overall: 24-0.



PL 6, W-DC 1

Muller topped Class 1A’s eighth-ranked Madison Packer 6-3, 6-2 to lead the Pequot Lakes Patriots to a 6-1 Mid-State Conference victory over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines.

Pequot swept the singles portion of the dual as Chaney, Trottier and Fogarty all won in straight sets.

Allyson Yahn-Ellie Ouradnick battled back from a first-set loss to win the next two 6-0, 6-3.

W-DC’s KatieRae and Anna Fiemeyer posted a 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) victory at No. 1 doubles for the Wolverines’ point.



Pequot Lakes 6, Wadena-Deer Creek 1

Singles

No. 1: Megan Muller (PL) def. Madison Packer 6-3, 6-2

No. 2: Carly Chaney (PL) def. Corra Endres 6-2, 6-3

No. 3: Quinn Trottier (PL) def. Libby Hartman 6-2, 6-2

No. 4: Riley Fogarty (PL) def. Kaylee Endres 6-0, 6-1

Doubles

No. 1: KatieRae Fiemeyer-Anna Fiemeyer (WDC) def. Alexis Peterson-Payton Mudgett 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

No. 2: Allyson Yahn-Ellie Ouradnick (PL) def. Mercedes Schulz-Kayla Meeks 6-7 (2-7), 6-0, 6-3

No. 3: Aubrey Wiczek-Jordan Gartner (PL) def. Jamie Barthel-Kelanie Oldakowski 6-0, 6-0