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Sweep in doubles lifts Panthers to MId-State victory over W-DC

Another sweep in doubles led the Park Rapids girls tennis team to a 6-1 Mid-State Conference victory over Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday at Wadena.

Julia Renner and Christina Smith didn't drop a game at No. 1 doubles, Sarena Kinkel and Lindsey Girtz prevailed in straight sets at No. 2 doubles, and Jill Simpson and Jeni Simpson dropped only two games in a straight-set win at No. 3 doubles.

Charity Ridlon and Hope Johnson posted straight-set wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 singles spots while Lydia Schaum prevailed in three sets at No. 4 singles to complete the win.

The Panthers improved to 3-1 in conference play and 6-3 overall. W-DC fell to 0-1 in conference matches and 2-4 overall.

Park Rapids 6, W-DC 1

No. 1 singles: Macy Hartman, WDC, over Julia Smith 6-2, 6-4.

No. 2 singles: Charity Ridlon, PR, over Paige Hartman 6-1, 6-3.

No. 3 singles: Hope Johnson, PR, over Desiree Isola 6-0, 6-3.

No. 4 singles: Lydia Schaum, PR, over Abby Wegscheid 6-3, 5-7. 6-0.

No. 1 doubles: Christina Smith/Julia Renner, PR, over Ashley Carlson/Sarah Najjar 6-0, 6-0.

No. 2 doubles: Lindsey Girtz/Sarena Kinkel, PR, over Hannah Jacobson/Molly Kraemer 7-5, 6-0.

No. 3 doubles: Jill Simpson/Jeni Simpson, PR, over Erin Johnson/Maddy Hinojos 6-1, 6-1.