Weather Forecast


Lawrences, Roepke conclude collegiate tennis careers

  Park Rapids’ Mindy Lawrence and Megan Lawrence capped off their collegiate tennis careers with solid senior seasons.

     Mindy Lawrence went 3-9 at No. 6 singles and 3-8 at No. 3 doubles in helping the University of North Dakota women’s tennis team finish with a 3-14 overall record. UND went 0-10 in its first season in the Big Sky Conference.

     Lawrence posted singles wins against Minnesota State University Moorhead, St. Cloud State and Southern Utah and had doubles wins against Drake, St. Cloud State and South Dakota. Lawrence was named the team’s Most Improved Player.

     Park Rapids’ Alyssa Carlson was also a member of the UND women’s tennis team and received the team’s Newcomer Award.

     Megan Lawrence capped off her senior season at the College of St. Scholastica with a 20-3 record in singles and 15-2 record in doubles. Lawrence went 4-0 at No. 1 singles, 1-0 at No. 3 singles, 15-3 at No. 4 singles, 3-0 at No. 1 doubles, 3-0 at No. 2 doubles and 9-2 at No. 3 doubles. In four varsity seasons, Lawrence compiled a 48-9 record in singles and 29-3 record in doubles.

     St. Scholastica defeated Bethany Lutheran 9-0 and Northwestern 7-2 to win the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference title for the 17th year in a row. St. Scholastica finished 10-0 in conference matches and 21-5 overall this season.


Roepke competes for Crookston

     Park Rapids’ Holly Roepke concluded her collegiate career by leading the University of Minnesota Crookston women’s tennis team.

     Roepke played No. 1 singles and went 2-13 while compiling a 7-8 record at No. 3 doubles.

     Crookston went 3-12 in dual meets, defeating Western New England, Bemidji State and Southwest Minnesota. The Golden Eagles went 2-9 in NSIC matches.