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Panthers ace Mid-State foe for 4-1 mark

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For the second time this season, the Park Rapids boys tennis team blanked Wadena-Deer Creek in a Mid-State Conference dual meet.

The Panthers dropped only nine games in the four singles matches to spark a 7-0 win Tuesday at Wadena.


Ryan Kent, Alex Renner, Steve Smith and Scott Smith all won their singles matches in straight sets.

Mike Atneosen and Max Brown didn't lose a game at No. 3 doubles while Kyle Dickinson and James Kujawa lost only four games at No. 2 doubles. Ted Tiffany and Kirt Leadbetter completed the sweep with a three-set win at No. 1 doubles.

The Panthers improved to 4-1 against conference opponents and 4-6 overall. W-DC fell to 0-5 against conference teams and 0-9 overall.

Park Rapids 7, W-DC 0

No. 1 singles: Ryan Kent, PR, over Cody Bain 6-2, 6-0.

No. 2 singles: Alex Renner, PR, over Taylor Garcia 6-2, 6-0.

No. 3 singles: Steve Smith, PR, over Justin Tucker 6-1, 6-1.

No. 4 singles: Scott Smith, PR, over Cory Pettow 6-3, 6-0.

No. 1 doubles: Ted Tiffany/Kirt Leadbetter, PR, over Mike Paavola/Austin Korkowski 6-3, 4-6, 6-0.

No. 2 doubles: Kyle Dickinson/James Kujawa, PR, over Drew Larson/Zach Norenberg 6-1, 6-3.

No. 3 doubles: Mike Atneosen/Max Brown, PR, over Joey Pate/Matt Green 6-0, 6-0.