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Panthers fall to Bemidji, Grand Rapids in openers
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Taylor Kimball's tie-breaker win at No. 4 singles provided the only win in 14 matches for the Park Rapids boys tennis team in a season-opening triangular meet at Bemidji Thursday.

Kimball prevailed 10-4 in a third-set tiebreaker in Park Rapids' 6-1 loss to Grand Rapids, which won the other six matches in straight sets.

In a 7-0 loss to Bemidji in the second match, Kyle Dickinson and James Kujawa forced a third-set tiebreaker at No. 2 doubles. Bemidji won the other six matches in straight sets.

Grand Rapids 6, Park Rapids 1

No. 1 singles: Kristian Bjerk, GR, over Alex Renner 7-5, 6-3.

No. 2 singles: Jared Sherman, GR, over Kirt Leadbetter 6-0, 6-1.

No. 3 singles: Evan Peterson, GR, over Scott Smith 6-1, 6-3.

No. 4 singles: Taylor Kimball, PR, over Dean Emerson 6-1, 5-7, 10-4.

No. 1 doubles: Sean Sherman/ Brice Becker, GR, over Ted Tiffany/Steve Smith 6-2, 6-1.

No. 2 doubles: Charlie Roy/Logan Tatter, GR, over James Kujawa/ Kyle Dickinson 7-5, 6-0.

No. 3 doubles: Eric Stefanich/Bill Bocnuk, GR, over Mike Atneosen/Max Brown 6-2, 6-4.

Bemidji 7, Park Rapids 0

No. 1 singles: Sam Weaver, B, over Alex Renner 6-0, 6-1.

No. 2 singles: Ben Holter, B, over Steve Smith 6-0, 6-1.

No. 3 singles: Ryan Rude, B, over Scott Smith 6-1, 6-1.

No. 4 singles: Ben Kloha, B, over Taylor Kimball 6-0, 6-3.

No. 1 doubles: Aaron Johnson/ Steve Bucher, B, over Ted Tiffany/Kirt Leadbetter 6-1, 6-2.

No. 2 doubles: Adam Holter/Wes Rogers, B, over Kyle Dickinson/ James Kujawa 6-4, 5-7, 7-3.

No. 3 doubles: Kyle Fodness/Josh Pierce, B, over Mike Atneosen/ Max Brown 6-2, 6-4.