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Coby Fite returned a shot during a No. 2 doubles match against Staples-Motley Wednesday at the Depot Courts.
Coby Fite returned a shot during a No. 2 doubles match against Staples-Motley Wednesday at the Depot Courts.

Fossen wins key matches for Panthers

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Mitch Fossen won two key matches as the Park Rapids boys tennis team defeated Perham twice Monday at Perham.

The Panthers' match against Perham on April 24 at the Depot Court was suspended because of darkness with the match tied 3-3. That match was concluded Monday with Fossen prevailing 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 at No. 3 singles for the deciding point.

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Scott Smith at No. 1 singles, Nick Lopez at No. 4 singles, and the No. 1 doubles team of Calvin Bateman and Jeff Dickinson won in straight sets to give Park Rapids the win.

In the regular match, the Panthers prevailed at those same four spots for another 4-3 victory.

Smith, Fossen and Lopez prevailed in straight sets in singles while Bateman and Dickinson won at No. 1 doubles when Perham forfeited after losing the first set.

Park Rapids 4, W-DC 3

(Completion of suspended match)

No. 1 singles: Scott Smith, PR, over Naoto Nitta 6-0, 6-4.

No. 2 singles: Jordan Cresap, P, over Chris Shaw 6-4, 6-1.

No. 3 singles: Mitch Fossen, PR, over Dillon Shields 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.

No. 4 singles: Nick Lopez, PR, over Al Schoeneberger 6-4, 6-4.

No. 1 doubles: Calvin Bateman/Jeff Dickinson, PR, over Madison Paridon/James Hersch 7-5, 6-3.

No. 2 doubles: Chad Hofland/Randy Swanson, P, over Josh Johnson/Iain Wallace 6-2, 6-2.

No. 3 doubles: Mike Botzet/Christian Hinckley, P, over Jaden Olson/Jackson Kimball 6-4, 6-4.

Park Rapids 4, W-DC 3

No. 1 singles: Scott Smith, PR, over Naoto Nitta 6-3, 6-3.

No. 2 singles: Jordan Cresap, P, over Chris Shaw 6-0, 6-1.

No. 3 singles: Mitch Fossen, PR, over Dillon Shields 6-3, 7-5.

No. 4 singles: Nick Lopez, PR, over Al Schoeneberger 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.

No. 1 doubles: Calvin Bateman/Jeff Dickinson, PR, over Randy Swanson/James Hersch 7-5, default.

No. 2 doubles: Madison Paridon/Chad Hofland, P, over Josh Johnson/Iain Wallace 6-4, 6-2.

No. 3 doubles: Mike Botzet/Christian Hinckley, P, over Jaden Olson/Jackson Kimball 6-2, 6-3.

S-M shuts out Panthers

Staples-Motley shut out the Panthers 7-0 in another conference meet Wednesday at the Depot Courts.

Fossen fell in three sets at No. 3 singles while the Cardinals won the other six matches in straight sets. Chris Shaw lost in a second-set tiebreaker at No. 2 singles for the Panthers.

That loss dropped the Panthers to 3-3 in conference matches and 3-8 overall.

Staples-Motley 7, Park Rapids 0

No. 1 singles: Guthrie Coughlin, SM, over Scott Smith 6-3, 6-2.

No. 2 singles: Josh Solway, SM, over Chris Shaw 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).

No. 3 singles: Matt Spark, SM, over Mitch Fossen 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.

No. 4 singles: Daniel Gartner, SM, over Nick Lopez 6-0, 6-1.

No. 1 doubles: Shane Seuss/Grant Longbella, SM, over Calvin Bateman/Jeff Dickinson 6-2, 6-0.

No. 2 doubles: Dale Vogt/Bernardo Freitas, SM, over Coby Fite/Iain Wallace 6-2, 6-0.

No. 3 doubles: Colton Paskewitz/ Robin Melse, SM, over Jaden Olson/Jackson Kimball 6-2, 6-1.

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