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Matt Sullivan focused on a forehand return during his No. 1 doubles match against Crookston Tuesday at the Depot Courts.

Panthers edge Perham for second dual win

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Park Rapids won two close matches at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles Tuesday to pick up its second boys tennis victory of the season.


Chris Shaw prevailed at No. 2 singles while Steven Osterman and Calvin Bateman won in three sets at No. 2 doubles to lift the Panthers to a 4-3 win over Perham at the Depot Courts.

Alex Renner lost only one game at No. 1 singles while Scott Smith and Mitch Fossen lost only two games at No. 1 doubles to seal the win. Jeff Dickinson lost in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 3 singles.

Renner's straight-set win at No. 1 singles was the Panthers' only point in a 6-1 loss to Crookston in Tuesday's first match.

In a make-up match against East Grand Forks Wednesday at the Depot Courts, the Panthers won at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles in a 5-2 loss.

Renner won in straight sets at No. 1 singles while Fossen and Smith prevailed in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles. Bateman and Osterman were defeated in three sets at No. 2 doubles as the Panthers fell to 2-5 on the season.

Crookston 6, Park Rapids 1

No. 1 singles: Alex Renner, PR, over Ross Forney 6-1, 6-1.

No. 2 singles: Sean Williams, C, over Scott Smith 7-5, 6-0.

No. 3 singles: Matt Gregg, C, over Mitch Fossen 6-0, 6-0.

No. 4 singles: Bobby Tiedemann, C, over Steve Osterman 6-1, 6-1.

No. 1 doubles: A.J. Biermaier/Ethan Mercil, C, over Matt Sullivan/Chris Shaw 6-2, 6-1.

No. 2 doubles: Travis Vatthauer/Cody Genereux, C, over Calvin Bateman/Jeff Dickinson 6-1, 6-0.

No. 3 doubles: Scott Grunewald/Derek Ringdahl, C, over Iain Wallace/Jaden Olson 6-0, 6-0.

Park Rapids 4, Perham 3

No. 1 singles: Alex Renner, PR, over Jordan Cresep 6-0, 6-1.

No. 2 singles: Chris Shaw, PR, over Dillon Shields 7-5, 7-6 (7-4).

No. 3 singles: Alphonse Shoeneberg, P, over Jeff Dickinson 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-4.

No. 4 singles: Randy Swanson, P, over Matt Sullivan 6-0, 6-0.

No. 1 doubles: Scott Smith/Mitch Fossen, PR, over Austin Andreen/Madison Paridon 6-1, 6-1.

No. 2 doubles: Steven Osterman/Calvin Bateman, PR, over Chad Hofland/James Hersch 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

No. 3 doubles: Trevor Meece/Mikel Botzer, P, over Iain Wallace/Jaden Olson 6-1, 6-0.

East Grand Forks 5, Park Rapids 2

No. 1 singles: Alex Renner, PR, over Ty Misialek 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).

No. 2 singles: Joel Ryan, EGF, over Chris Shaw 6-1, 6-0.

No. 3 singles: Zach Straw, EGF, over Jeff Dickinson 6-0, 6-1.

No. 4 singles: Ben Campos, EGF, over Matt Sullivan 6-0, 6-2.

No. 1 doubles: Scott Smith/Mitch Fossen, PR, over Alex Havis/Tyler Marcott 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).

No. 2 doubles: Tommy Lukkason/Tyler Wertzema, EGF, over Steve Osterman/Calvin Bateman 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 7-5.

No. 3 doubles: Chris Peterson/Scott Seyler, EGF, over Iain Wallace/Jaden Olson 6-1, 6-1.