Panthers roll to wins over Mid-State foes
The Park Rapids girls tennis team dropped only two games in coasting to three Mid-State Conference victories at the Depot Courts.
The Panthers dropped 11 games total in a 7-0 win over Perham Tuesday before defeating Crosby-Ironton (5-2) and Detroit Lakes (7-0) in a pair of make-up matches Wednesday afternoon.
In the win over Perham, Christina Smith, Julia Smith, Lindsey Girtz and Ali Walsh dropped only six games in sweeping the singles matches. Park Rapids’ doubles teams lost only five games as the Julia Renner/Sarena Kinkel, Charity Ridlon/Hope Johnson and Morgan Knott/Kellsey Clark duos coasted to wins.
Christina Smith, Renner and Julia Smith combined to lose only two games in winning the top three singles spots while Ridlon and Johnson coasted at No. 2 doubles in leading the Panthers past Crosby-Ironton. Walsh and Mariena Dearstyne also won in straight sets at No. 3 doubles.
The Panthers posted seven straight-set wins against Detroit Lakes. Julia Smith, Johnson, Ridlon and Knott swept singles play while the Christina Smith/Renner, Kinkel/Girtz and Walsh/Dearstyne duos rolled in doubles.
The three wins lifted the Panthers to 6-1 in conference matches and 10-1 overall.
Park Rapids 7, Perham 0
No. 1 singles: Christina Smith, PR, over Maggie Rennicke 6-2, 6-0.
No. 2 singles: Julia Smith, PR, over Josie Beachy 6-1, 6-1.
No. 3 singles: Lindsey Girtz, PR, over Julia Pearson 6-0, 6-2.
No. 4 singles: Ali Walsh, PR, over Aubrey Hill 6-0, 6-0.
No. 1 doubles: Julia Renner/Sarena Kinkel, PR, over Katie Howey/Betsy Pearson 6-1, 6-0.
No. 2 doubles: Charity Ridlon/Hope Johnson, PR, over Makayla Kroenke/Alyssa Moris 6-1, 6-0.
No. 3 doubles: Morgan Knott/Kellsey Clark, PR, over Danielle Graham/Savanna Olson 6-2, 6-1.
Park Rapids 5, Crosby-Ironton 2
No. 1 singles: Christina Smith, PR, over Gabrelle Hudrlik 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 singles: Julia Renner, PR, over Abby Gindorff 6-1, 6-0.
No. 3 singles: Julia Smith, PR, over Kari Watson 6-0, 6-1.
No. 4 singles: Emily Froidcoeur, CI, over Morgan Knott 6-2, 6-2.
No. 1 doubles: Shannon Lundgren/Meredith Silgen, CI, over Sarena Kinkel/Lindsey Girtz 6-4, 6-2.
No. 2 doubles: Charity Ridlon/Hope Johnson, PR, over Jessica Dauer/Mandy Lambert 6-1, 6-0.
No. 3 doubles: Ali Walsh/Mariena Dearstyne, PR, over Madeline Oren/Rachael Reitenberger 6-1, 7-5.
Park Rapids 7, Detroit Lakes 0
No. 1 singles: Julia Smith, PR, over Dani Unruh 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 singles: Hope Johnson, PR, over Emma Maguire 6-0, 6-1.
No. 3 singles: Charity Ridlon, PR, over Stella Foltz 6-1, 6-0.
No. 4 singles: Morgan Knott, PR, over Sydney Fritz 6-2, 6-1.
No. 1 doubles: Christina Smith/Julia Renner, PR, over India Fritz/Emily Seebold 6-3, 6-2.
No. 2 doubles: Lindsey Girtz/Sarena Kinkel, PR, over Devree Bunnis/Carolyn Kinney 6-3, 6-1.
No. 3 doubles: Ali Walsh/Mariena Dearstyne, PR, over Maria Prouty/Krista Leaf 6-0, 6-2.