Panthers post conference victories at Detroit Lakes
A sweep in the singles matches sparked the Park Rapids girls tennis team to a sweep over a pair of Mid-State Conference opponents Thursday at Detroit Lakes.
Natalie Kinkel (at No. 1 singles), Abby Morris (at No. 2 singles) and Mickey Clark (at No. 4 singles) posted straight-set wins while Kendra Coborn prevailed in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 3 singles to spark a 5-2 win over Detroit Lakes. Gracie Eischens and Rachael Herman posted a straight-set win at No. 2 doubles while Chloe Johnson and Jada Renneberg lost in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles. Morgan Koppelman and Macy Goochey added a 6-2, 6-4 exhibition wins in doubles.
The Panthers rolled in singles, dropping only four games, in a 6-1 victory over Crosby-Ironton. Kinkel, Morris, Coborn and Clark each dropped only one game in coasting to singles wins. Eischens and Herman prevailed in straight sets at No. 2 doubles while Meagan Powers and Goochey prevailed in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 3 doubles.
Park Rapids improved to 2-1 in conference matches and 6-5 overall in dual meets.
Park Rapids 5, Detroit Lakes 2
No. 1 singles: Natalie Kinkel, PR, over Brina Smith 6-0, 6-2.
No. 2 singles: Abby Morris, PR, over Shelby Busker 6-2, 6-3.
No. 3 singles: Kendra Coborn, PR, over Mary Nelmark 0-6, 6-1, 10-6.
No. 4 singles: Mickey Clark, PR, over Makenna Duncan 6-3, 6-4.
No. 1 doubles: Emily Skjonsberg/Josey Allen, DL, over Chloe Johnson/Jada Renneberg 6-7 (2-7), 6-0, 10-3.
No. 2 doubles: Gracie Eischens/Rachael Herman, PR, over Mercedez Bellanger/Lauryn Manning 6-3, 6-4.
No. 3 doubles: Chloe Will/Siri Vagle, DL, over Meagan Powers/Madison Johnson 6-3, 6-3.
Park Rapids 6, Crosby-Ironton 1
No. 1 singles: Natalie Kinkel, PR, over Loren Sablan 6-1, 6-0.
No. 2 singles: Abby Morris, PR, over Emma Stokman 6-0, 6-1.
No. 3 singles: Kendra Coborn, PR, over Teresa Goodwin 6-1, 6-0.
No. 4 singles: Mickey Clark, PR, over Ella Lewandowski 6-0, 6-1.
No. 1 doubles: Shelain Lewis/Kalina Spalj, CI, over Chloe Johnson/Jada Renneberg 6-3, 6-3.
No. 2 doubles: Gracie Eischens/Rachael Herman, PR, over Jordan Millsop/Tori Decent 6-3, 6-1.
No. 3 doubles: Meagan Powers/Macy Goochey, PR, over Bella Sablan/Jenna Rasmussen 6-2, 4-6, 10-6.