Sweep in doubles sparks Panthers past Patriots
A sweep in doubles and two convincing wins in the top singles spots led the Park Rapids girls tennis team to a 5-2 Mid-State Conference win over Pequot Lakes Thursday at the Depot Courts.
Julia Renner and Charity Ridlon didn’t drop a game in their first appearance as No. 1 doubles partners while Sarena Kinkel and Lindsey Girtz lost only two games in a straight-set win at No. 2 doubles. Ali Walsh and Kellsey Clark completed the sweep in doubles with a straight-set win at the No. 3 spot.
Christina Smith avenged a loss to Haley Wiebolt earlier in the season at No. 1 singles and Julia Smith posted a straight-set win at No. 2 singles as the Panthers improved to 14-1 in dual meets.
Park Rapids 5, Pequot Lakes 2
No. 1 singles: Christina Smith, PR, over Haley Wiebolt 6-1, 6-2.
No. 2 singles: Julia Smith, PR, over Jaden Lindner 6-2, 6-4.
No. 3 singles: Sydney Holt, PL, over Hope Johnson 6-1, 6-3.
No. 4 singles: Lauren Bengtson, PL, over Morgan Knott 6-0, 6-0.
No. 1 doubles: Julia Renner/Charity Ridlon, PR, over Ellie Erholtz/Carly Fyle 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 doubles: Sarena Kinkel/Lindsey Girtz, PR, over Madison Galligan/Alex Nelson 6-2, 6-0.
No. 3 doubles: Ali Walsh/Kellsey Clark, PR, over Erika Monson/Maggie Heggerston 7-5, 6-4.