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Panthers drop matches to Crookston, East Grand Forks

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Park Rapids Enterprise
Panthers drop matches to Crookston, East Grand Forks
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A sweep in doubles wasn't quite enough to lead the Park Rapids boys tennis team to a victory over East Grand Forks Tuesday at Crookston.

The Panthers followed a 6-1 loss to Crookston with a 4-3 loss to East Grand Forks in this triangular meet to fall to 2-9 on the season.

Alex Renner won a tiebreaker at No. 1 singles to account for the Panthers' lone win against Crookston.

Against EGF, Renner and Steve Smith won in straight sets at No. 1 doubles, Max Brown and Scott Smith won in straight sets at No. 2 double, and Kyle Dickinson and James Kujawa won a third-set tiebreaker to complete the sweep in doubles.

Crookston 6, Park Rapids 1

No. 1 singles: Alex Renner, PR, over Wade Johnston 4-6, 6-2, 7-2.

No. 2 singles: Fabian Klein, C, over Steve Smith 6-1, 6-0.

No. 3 singles: Noah Fagerlund, C, over Armando Padilla 7-5, 6-1.

No. 4 singles: Ross Forney, C, over Bob Swanstrom 6-0, 6-0.

No. 1 doubles: Nick Biermaier/AJ Biermaier, C, over Max Brown/Scott Smith 6-3, 6-0.

No. 2 doubles: Travis Vatthauer/Alex Prudhomme, C, over Kyle Dickinson/James Kujawa 6-0, 6-2.

No. 3 doubles: Carter Denison/Ethan Mercil, C, over Jonah Pearson/Chris Shaw 6-0, 6-0.

EGF 4, Park Rapids 3

No. 1 singles: Joel Ryan, EGF, over Armando Padilla 6-0, 6-0.

No. 2 singles: Jake Greenwood, EGF, over Jonah Pearson 6-0, 6-0.

No. 3 singles: Shane Wasylow, EGF, over Chris Shaw 6-0, 6-1.

No. 4 singles: Scott Metzger, EGF, over Kevin Merfeld 6-1, 6-0.

No. 1 doubles: Alex Renner/Steve Smith, PR, over Blake Gaddie/Ty Misialek 6-3, 6-4.

No. 2 doubles: Max Brown/Scott Smith, PR, over Tommy Lukkason/Alex Havis 6-3, 6-1.

No. 3 doubles: Kyle Dickinson/James Kujawa, PR, over Ben Campos/Eddie Eades 7-6, 3-6, 7-4.