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Panthers open season with three dual losses

Meagan Powers put away a volley during a No. 4 singles match against Mound-Westonka Friday at the Century School courts. Vance Carlson / Enterprise

The Park Rapids girls tennis team opened the season with dual losses to Minnewaska, Mound-Westonka and Pine City at the North vs. South Challenge at the Depot Courts and Century School courts Friday.

Mickey Clark posted a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 4 singles for the Panthers' lone win in a 6-1 loss to Minnewaska in the first match at the Century School courts. Jada Renneberg fell in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 3 singles while Minnewaska won the other five matches in straight sets.

Abby Morris posted a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 2 singles in Park Rapids' 6-1 loss to Mound-Westonka. Meagan Powers dropped a third-set tiebreaker at No. 4 singles and Kendra Coborn and Gracie Eischens lost in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles. The No. 2 doubles team of Renneberg and Rachael Herman as well as the No. 3 doubles team of Clark and Morgan Koppelman dropped first-set tiebreakers in straight-set losses.

Natalie Kinkel's 6-4, 7-5 win at No. 1 singles; Morris' 6-2, 2-6, 10-6 win at No. 2 singles; and a 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 10-7 win by Powers and Cassidy Bera at No. 3 doubles led the Panthers in a 4-3 loss to Pine City. Park Rapids lost two close battles in the other doubles matches as Renneberg and Chloe Johnson fell 10-8 in the third-set tiebreaker after both of the first two sets at No. 1 doubles went into tiebreakers while Eischens and Herman dropped a pair of 7-5 sets at No. 2 doubles. Coborn also lost a close match, dropping a first-set tiebreaker in a straight-set loss at No. 3 singles.

Minnewaska 6, Park Rapids 1

No. 1 singles: Danielle Thorfinnson, M, over Abby Morris 6-2, 6-3.

No. 2 singles: Hannah Orlowski, M, over Kendra Coborn 7-5, 6-2.

No. 3 singles: Karra Hanson, M, over Jada Renneberg 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 10-1.

No. 4 singles: Mickey Clark, PR, over Aliyah Bayer 6-3, 6-2.

No. 1 doubles: Greta Reichmann/Alissa Thorfinnson, M, over Natalie Kinkel/Chloe Johnson 7-5, 6-3.

No. 2 doubles: Maddie Thorfinnson/Annika Randt/M, over Gracie Eischens/Rachael Herman 6-4, 6-4.

No. 3 doubles: Maddi Klueber/Haylee Wildman, M, over Madison Johnson/Meagan Powers 6-4, 6-4.

Mound-Westonka 6, Park Rapids 1

No. 1 singles: Alex Welty, MW, over Natalie Kinkel 7-5, 6-3.

No. 2 singles: Abby Morris, PR, over Carter Phillips 6-4, 6-3.

No. 3 singles: Kate Velander, MW, over Chloe Johnson 6-4, 6-3.

No. 4 singles: Sara Funderburk, MW, over Meagan Powers 2-6, 6-3, 11-9.

No. 1 doubles: Grace Prchal/Lily Hames, MW, over Kendra Coborn/Gracie Eischens 7-5, 4-6, 11-9.

No. 2 doubles: Grace Peterson/Lauren Burris, MW, over Jada Renneberg/Rachael Herman 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.

No. 3 doubles: Leandra O'Connell/Kali Wirth, MW, over Mickey Clark/Morgan Koppelman 7-6 (8-6), 6-4.

Pine City 4, Park Rapids 3

No. 1 singles: Natalie Kinkel, PR, over Lydia Adams 6-4, 7-5.

No. 2 singles: Abby Morris, PR, over Ella Sell 6-2, 2-6, 10-6.

No. 3 singles: Elizabeth Cahill, PC, over Kendra Coborn 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.

No. 4 singles: Madisen Berglund, PC, over Mickey Clark 6-3, 6-4.

No. 1 doubles: Emily Carpenter/Kaitlyn Miller, PC, over Chloe Johnson/Jada Renneberg 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (9-7), 10-8.

No. 2 doubles: Lindsay Miller/Hannah Husom, PC, over Gracie Eischens/Rachael Herman 7-5, 7-5.

No. 3 doubles: Meagan Powers/Cassidy Bera, PR, over Allison Unverzagt/Addison Sell 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 10-7.

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