Panthers battle Lakers in 5-2 loss
Despite falling short in a 5-2 loss, the Park Rapids boys tennis team showed improvement during a Mid-State Conference dual against Detroit Lakes Thursday at the Depot Courts.
Detroit Lakes, which shut out the Panthers 7-0 last week, used a sweep in doubles to prevail in the rematch.
Scott Smith prevailed in a three-set match at No. 1 singles while Nick Lopez coasted in straight sets at No. 4 singles to account for the Panthers' two wins.
Mitch Fossen lost in three sets at No. 3 singles and Josh Johnson and Iain Wallace lost in three sets at No. 2 doubles. Jaden Olson and Jackson Kimball battled in a close two-set loss at No. 3 doubles as the Panthers fell to 1-2 in conference matches and 1-7 overall.
Detroit Lakes 5, Park Rapids 2
No. 1 singles: Scott Smith, PR, over Isaac Fondrick 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
No. 2 singles: Alex Fondrick, DL, over Chris Shaw 6-0, 6-0.
No. 3 singles: Cody Jordan, DL, over Mitch Fossen 4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-3.
No. 4 singles: Nick Lopez, PR, over Thomas Warweg 6-1, 6-2.
No. 1 doubles: Derick Brehm/Ethan Brekke, DL, over Calvin Bateman/Jeff Dickinson 6-1, 6-1.
No. 2 doubles: Cody Knopf/Austin Nelson, DL, over Josh Johnson/Iain Wallace 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.
No. 3 doubles: Caleb Howard/Chandler Hanks, DL, over Jaden Olson/ Jackson Kimball 6-4, 7-5.