Panthers close out regular season with 6-1 losses
Fergus Falls and Bemidji closed out the regular season with a pair of 6-1 wins over the Park Rapids boys tennis team Friday at the Depot Courts.
Jaden Olson and Jackson Kimball prevailed in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 3 doubles to account for the Panthers’ lone win against Fergus Falls. The Otters won the other six matches in straight sets to improve to 14-4 in dual meets.
Against Bemidji, Nick Lopez and Bobby Bruce prevailed in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 2 doubles to lead the Panthers. Olson and Kimball lost in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 3 doubles while Marcus McKeever at No. 2 singles and Iain Wallace at No. 4 singles lost close matches.
Bemidji improved to 10-3 in dual meets while the Panthers fell to 0-8 in duals.
Park Rapids received the No. 5 seed for the Section 8A tournament and faced No. 4 East Grand Forks in a play-in match Tuesday. The section individual tournament concludes today (Wednesday) at East Grand Forks.
Fergus Falls 6, Park Rapids 1
No. 1 singles: Jordan Schneeberger, FF, over Nick Porozinski 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 singles: Brady Anderson, FF, over Marcus McKeever 6-0, 6-1.
No. 3 singles: Cody Drake, FF, over Tristan Hendrickson 6-1, 6-0.
No. 4 singles: Chris Bernard, FF, over Iain Wallace 6-2, 6-0.
No. 1 doubles: David Schneck/Sam Rausch, FF, over Calvin Bateman/Jeff Dickinson 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 doubles: John Makielski/Jake Steen, FF, over Nick Lopez/Bobby Bruce 6-1, 6-3.
No. 3 doubles: Jaden Olson/Jackson Kimball, PR, over Nathan Kaminski-Horak/Tyler Hobbs 6-4, 3-6, 11-9.
Bemidji 6, Park Rapids 1
No. 1 singles: Noah Holter, B, over Nick Porozinski 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 singles: Robert Treuer, B, over Marcus McKeever 6-0, 7-6 (7-2).
No. 3 singles: Spencer Konecne, B, over Tristan Hendrickson 6-1, 6-0.
No. 4 singles: Matt Hanchon, B, over Iain Wallace 7-6 (7-5), 7-5.
No. 1 doubles: Kole Pankow/Sam Howard, B, over Calvin Bateman/Jeff Dickinson 6-2, 6-2.
No. 2 doubles: Nick Lopez/Bobby Bruce, PR, over Brad Kavacavich/Rocky Copiskey 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 10-8.
No. 3 doubles: Caleb Hess/Aaron Bennett, B, over Jaden Olson/Jackson Kimball 4-6, 6-1, 10-7.