Panthers defeat Fergus Falls, YME in duals
The Park Rapids girls tennis team opened its dual-meet schedule by winning two of three matches.
Park Rapids used a sweep in singles for a 6-1 win at Fergus Falls Tuesday before splitting matches at Sauk Centre Wednesday by following a 4-3 loss to the host Mainstreeters with a 5-2 win over Yellow Medicine East.
Panthers defeat Otters
The Panthers swept the four singles matches in straight sets and added two straight-set wins in doubles to defeat Fergus Falls.
Julia Renner at No. 1 singles, Charity Ridlon at No. 2 singles, Hope Johnson at No. 3 singles and Heidi Schaum at No. 4 singles prevailed in singles while the No. 1 doubles team of Lindsey Girtz and Sarena Kinkel and the No. 2 doubles team of Jeni Simpson and Jill Simpson posted identical 6-4, 6-2 victories.
Ali Walsh and Morgan Knott lost in a three-set match at No. 3 doubles.
Park Rapids 6, Fergus Falls 1
No. 1 singles: Julia Renner, PR, over Sam Velde 6-0, 7-5.
No. 2 singles: Charity Ridlon, PR, over Sarah Taylor 6-3, 6-4.
No. 3 singles: Hope Johnson, PR, over Emma Clark 6-1, 6-0.
No. 4 singles: Heidi Schaum, PR, over Taylor Leapaldt 6-4, 6-2.
No. 1 doubles: Lindsey Girtz/Sarena Kinkel, PR, over Kaci Walvatne/ Morgan Daniels 6-4, 6-2.
No. 2 doubles: Jeni Simpson/Jill Simpson, PR, over Hannah Nelson/Livi Stigen 6-4, 6-2.
No. 3 doubles: Madi Neuleib/Makaela Norgard, FF, over Ali Walsh/Morgan Knott 6-2, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3.
Panthers split matches
Sauk Centre won three singles matches to defeat the Panthers in the first match Wednesday.
Renner posted a straight-set win at No. 1 singles and Lydia Schaum and Heidi Schaum won in straight sets at No. 2 doubles. Jeni Simpson and Jill Simpson prevailed in three sets at No. 3 doubles.
Against YME, Renner at No. 1 singles and Johnson at No. 3 singles coasted to wins as did Girtz and Kinkel at No. 1 doubles and Heidi Schaum and Lydia Schaum at No. 2 doubles.
Walsh prevailed in a tough match at No. 4 singles while the Simpsons dropped a marathon match at No. 3 doubles.
Sauk Centre 4, Park Rapids 3
No. 1 singles: Julia Renner, PR, over Mariah Rieland 6-1, 6-4.
No. 2 singles: Bethany Ellis, SC, over Charity Ridlon 7-6 (7-3), 6-1.
No. 3 singles: Kathryn Macey, SC, over Hope Johnson 6-2, 6-3.
No. 4 singles: Hope Schwinghamer, SC, over Ali Walsh 6-0, 6-1.
No. 1 doubles: Callie Rodenbiker/Jessica Rodenbiker, SC, over Sarena Kinkel/Lindsey Girtz 6-3, 6-4.
No. 2 doubles: Lydia Schaum/Heidi Schaum, PR, over Sophie Rick/Katie Winters 6-3, 7-5.
No. 3 doubles: Jeni Simpson/Jill Simpson, PR, over Molly Weyer/ Nicole Meyer 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 11-9.
Park Rapids 5, YME 2
No. 1 singles: Julia Renner, PR, over Jordan Glad 6-1, 6-1.
No. 2 singles: Danielle Clark, YME, over Charity Ridlon 6-3, 6-1.
No. 3 singles: Hope Johnson, PR, over Rachel Christensen 6-2, 6-1.
No. 4 singles: Ali Walsh, PR, over Leah Gluth 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.
No. 1 doubles: Lindsey Girtz/Sarena Kinkel, PR, over Brittanna Raddatz/Allie Trudel 6-1, 6-2.
No. 2 doubles: Heidi Schaum/Lydia Schaum, PR, over Keaunna Hammer/Jordan Trotter 6-1, 6-4.
No. 3 doubles: Anna Posch/Sophia Timm, YME, over Jeni Simpson/Jill Simpson 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-8.