Renner shares Mid-State Conference tennis title at No. 1 singles
Alex Renner tied for first place at No. 1 singles to lead the Park Rapids boys tennis team at Thursday's Mid-State Conference tournament at the Depot Courts and Century School courts.
Renner, the No. 2 seed, defeated Perham's Jordan Cresap, lost to Staples-Motley's Tom Zoellner and defeated Detroit Lakes' Jesse Meyer to share first place in this round-robin format.
Scott Smith and Mitch Fossen finished third at No. 1 doubles while Matt Sullivan took fourth at No. 4 singles.
Chris Shaw (at No. 2 singles), Jeff Dickinson (at No. 3 singles), Calvin Bateman and Steven Osterman (at No. 2 doubles), and Iain Wallace, Jaden Olson and Zack Tretbar (at No. 3 doubles) all took fifth.
The Panthers compiled 13 points to finish in fifth place. Staples-Motley won the conference title with 31 points while Detroit Lakes was second with 29 points.
Team scores: Staples-Motley 31, Detroit Lakes 29, Perham 17, Wadena-Deer Creek 15, Park Rapids 13.
Park Rapids results
Alex Renner (No. 1 singles): defeated Jordan Cresap, P, 6-2, 6-0; lost to Tom Zoellner, S-M, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4; defeated Jesse Meyer, DL, 6-3, 6-1 (tie for 1st).
Chris Shaw (No. 2 singles): lost to Antoine Moumal, S-M, 6-0, 6-0; lost to Randy Swanson, P, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 (5th).
Jeff Dickinson (No. 3 singles): lost to Mike Paavola, W-DC, 6-0, 6-0; lost to Dillon Shields, P, 6-2, 6-4 (5th).
Matt Sullivan (No. 4 singles): lost to Colten Paskewitz, S-M, 7-5, 6-3; won by injury default over Spencer Swendsen, W-DC (4th).
Scott Smith/Mitch Fossen (No. 1 doubles); lost to Derick Brehm/Garret Duncan, DL, 6-7 (4-7), 6-0, 6-2; lost to Shane Suess/Josh Soloway, S-M, 6-4, 6-1 (3rd).
Calvin Bateman/Steven Osterman (No. 2 doubles): lost to James Hersch/Alphonse Schoeneberger, P, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3; lost to Eliah Anderson/Matthew Green, W-DC, 6-4, 6-4 (5th).
Iain Wallace/Jaden Olson/Zack Tretbar (No. 3 doubles): Wallace/Olson lost to Trevor Meece/ Mike Bozlet, P, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4; Wallace/Tretbar lost to Shane Perry/Jayson Rafi, W-DC, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 (5th).