Panthers finish third in Mid-State
Calvin Bateman and Jeff Dickinson won the title at No. 1 doubles to lead the Park Rapids boys tennis team at Thursday’s Mid-State Conference tournament at the Depot Courts.
Bateman and Dickinson defeated Detroit Lakes’ Brady Crawford and Dylan Bremseth 6-3, 4-6, 10-6 and received a forfeit win against Long Prairie-Grey Eagle to account for half of the Panthers’ 4 points. Iain Wallace and Nick Porozinski prevailed in straight sets at No. 3 doubles against LPGE while Jackson Kimball and Jaden Olson received a forfeit win at No. 2 doubles against LPGE.
Detroit Lakes claimed the conference title with 12 points while LPGE tallied 5 points in this three-team tournament.
Team scores: Detroit Lakes 12, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 5, Park Rapids 4.
Park Rapids results
Nick Lopez (No. 1 singles): lost to Alex Fondrick, DL, 6-3, 6-2; lost to Laine Larson, LPGE, 6-1, 6-1.
Bobby Bruce (No. 2 singles): lost to Caleb Howard, DL, 6-3, 6-4; lost to Trevor Bergmann, LPGE, 6-0, 6-0.
Marcus McKeever (No. 3 singles): lost to Chandler Hanks, DL, 6-2, 6-3; lost to Ryan Welters, LPGE, 3-6, 6-1, 10-3.
Tristan Hendrickson (No. 4 singles): lost to Austin Nelson, DL, 6-4, 6-2; lost to Dan Bachmeier, LPGE, 5-7, 6-3, 10-6.
Calvin Bateman/Jeff Dickinson (No. 1 doubles): defeated Brady Crawford/Dylan Bremseth 6-3, 4-6, 10-6; won by forfeit over LPGE.
Jackson Kimball/Jaden Olson (No. 2 doubles): lost to Luke Eggebraaten/Colton Friesen, DL, 6-3, 6-1; won by forfeit over LPGE.
Iain Wallace/Nick Porozinski (No. 3 doubles): lost to Jon Richards/Michael Herrmann 6-0, 6-2; defeated Hunter Foust/Josh Blanchard, LPGE, 6-2, 6-2.