Prowlers eliminate Panthers
Thief River Falls used a 7-0 quarterfinal win over Park Rapids Monday to capture its eighth consecutive Section 8A boys tennis title.
The Prowlers, who were ranked No. 5 in the latest state Class A poll, won all seven matches in straight sets. Alex Renner pushed Connor Hutton in a 7-5, 6-3 loss at No. 1 singles while Thief River Falls lost only two games in the other six matches.
On Tuesday at Park Rapids' Depot Courts, Thief River Falls defeated Detroit Lakes 6-1 in the semifinals and Staples-Motley 6-1 in the finals to return to state.
The Panthers end the season with a 2-13 record.
TRF 7, Park Rapids 0
No. 1 singles: Connor Hutton, TRF, over Alex Renner 7-5, 6-3.
No. 2 singles: Beezer Skime, TRF, over Chris Shaw 6-0, 6-0.
No. 3 singles: David Szeto, TRF, over Jeff Dickinson 6-0, 6-0.
No. 4 singles: Chris Borseth, TRF, over Steven Osterman 6-0, 6-0.
No. 1 doubles: Logan Engelstad/Micah Rodahl, TRF, over Mitch Fossen/ Scott Smith 6-1, 6-0.
No. 2 doubles: Ben Olson/Fabian Tunberg, TRF, over Matt Sullivan/Calvin Bateman 6-0, 6-1.
No. 3 doubles: Josh Koop/Jorde Hutton, TRF, over Iain Wallace/Jaden Olson 6-0, 6-0.