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Scott Smith focused on a volley during his No. 1 doubles match against Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Tuesday afternoon at the Depot Courts.

Panthers make season debut

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Panthers make season debut
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The Park Rapids boys tennis team made its season debut with a 7-0 loss to Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Tuesday afternoon at the Depot Courts.

Mitch Fossen and Scott Smith won the first set at No. 1 doubles before falling in a third-set tiebreaker while Chris Shaw forced a second-set tiebreaker at No. 1 singles to lead the way for the Panthers.

LPGE, which opened the season with a 7-0 loss to Foley, won the other five matches in straight sets to improve to 1-1 in duals.

LPGE 7, Park Rapids 0

No. 1 singles: Laine Larson, LPGE, over Chris Shaw 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).

No. 2 singles: Soshida Ryoma, LPGE, over Calvin Bateman 6-1, 6-1.

No. 3 singles: Trevor Bergmann, LPGE, over Jeff Dickinson 6-2, 6-1.

No. 4 singles: Justin Brever, LPGE, over Nicolas Lopez 6-4, 6-0.

No. 1 doubles: Cory Graves/Jacob Atkinson, LPGE, over Mitch Fossen/Scott Smith 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2).

No. 2 doubles: Travis Bergmann/Paul Chan, LPGE, over Josh Johnson/Steve Osterman 6-0, 6-3.

No. 3 doubles: Mitch Welters/Robert Pachen, LPGE, over Iain Wallace/Jaden Olson 6-0, 6-1.