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Lindsey Girtz put away a volley during a No. 1 doubles match against Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Tuesday afternoon at the Depot Courts.

Panthers post 5-2 wins over Crookston, LP-GE

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     Pequot Lakes swept the four singles spots to spark a 4-3 win over the Park Rapids girls tennis team in a battle of Section 8A rivals Tuesday at the Depot Courts.

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     The Panthers rebounded from that loss to defeat Crookston 5-2 and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 5-2. Pequot Lakes won all three matches with a 5-2 win over Crookston and a 7-0 victory over LP-GE. Crookston defeated LP-GE 6-1 in the other match.

     In the loss to Pequot Lakes, the Panthers swept the doubles matches as Sarena Kinkel and Lindsey Girtz were victorious at No. 1 doubles, Morgan Knott and Mariena Dearstyne coasted at No. 2 doubles, and Drew Hilmanowski and Haley MacPherson prevailed in a tiebreaker at No. 3 doubles.

     Natalie Kinkel at No. 3 singles and Sarena Kinkel and Girtz at No. 1 doubles won tiebreakers to lift the Panthers past Crookston in another match between section rivals. Julia Smith at No. 1 singles, Hope Johnson at No. 2 singles, and Knott and Dearstyne at No. 2 doubles won in straight sets.

     In the win over LP-GE, the Panthers coasted in doubles as Girtz and Sarena Kinkel lost only two games at the No. 1 spot, Knott and Dearstyne received a win by injury default at the No. 2 position, and MacPherson and Drew Hilmanowski lost only three games at the No. 3 spot. Smith coasted at No. 1 singles and Tori Hilmanowski coasted at No. 4 singles to complete the win.

     Pequot Lakes improved to 8-1 in dual meets, the Panthers are now 6-3 in duals while Crookston is 2-5.

Pequot Lakes 4, Park Rapids 3

No. 1 singles: Haley Wiebolt, PL, over Julia Smith 6-2, 6-1.

No. 2 singles: Sydney Holt, PL, over Hope Johnson 6-4, 6-1.

No. 3 singles: Carly Fyle, PL, over Natalie Kinkel 6-1, 6-3.

No. 4 singles: Madison Galligan, PL, over Tori Hilmanowski 6-2, 6-0.

 No. 1 doubles: Sarena Kinkel/Lindsey Girtz, PR, over Alex Nelson/Lauren Bengtson 6-3, 7-5.

No. 2 doubles: Morgan Knott/Mariena Dearstyne, PR, over Maggie Heggerston/Mallory Goerges 6-2, 6-2.

No. 3 doubles: Drew Hilmanowski/Haley MacPherson, PR, over Renee Anick/Kayla Geike 6-3, 5-7, 10-7.

Park Rapids 5, Crookston 2

No. 1 singles: Julia Smith, PR, over Ally Tiedemann 6-4, 6-3.

No. 2 singles: Hope Johnson, PR, over Alyssa Fee 6-3, 6-2.

No. 3 singles: Natalie Kinkel, PR, over Leah Trostad 1-6, 6-4, 10-7.

No. 4 singles: Jaedan Lizakowski, C, over Tori Hilmanowski 7-6 (7-2), 6-2.

 No. 1 doubles: Lindsey Girtz/Sarena Kinkel, PR, over Tori Demarais/Amy Follette 1-6, 6-4, 10-6.

No. 2 doubles: Morgan Knott/Mariena Dearstyne, PR, over Elisa Samuelson/Kendall Wahouske 6-3, 6-3.

No. 3 doubles: Allyssa Schultz/Marie Sandman, C, over Haley MacPherson/Drew Hilmanowski 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-6.

Park Rapids 5, LP-GE 2

No. 1 singles: Julia Smith, PR, over MaKenzie Barth 6-1, 6-2.

No. 2 singles: Abby Ecker, LPGE, over Hope Johnson 4-6, 6-3, 16-14.

No. 3 singles: Ally Ecker, LPGE, over Natalie Kinkel 6-3, 6-4.

No. 4 singles: Tori Hilmanowski, PR, over Lupita Mora 6-4, 6-0.

 No. 1 doubles: Sarena Kinkel/Lindsey Girtz, PR, over Amanda Tschida/Allison Guggleberger 6-2, 6-0.

No. 2 doubles: Morgan Knott/Mariena Dearstyne, PR, over Whitney Eckel/Erin Blanchard 3-0 (forfeit).

No. 3 doubles: Drew Hilmanowski/Haley MacPherson, PR, over Sam VanWienen/Emily Krousey 6-1, 6-2.

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