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Panthers drop pair of dual meets to Crookston, EGF

  Crookston and East Grand Forks defeated the Park Rapids boys tennis team in a pair of dual meets involving Section 8A rivals.

     Crookston blanked the Panthers 7-0 Tuesday at Crookston in a match that was originally scheduled for the Depot Courts. The Pirates won all seven matches in straight sets.

     Crookston improved to 2-1 against Section 8A opponents and 3-3 overall.

     Josh Johnson and Chris Shaw prevailed in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles to account for the Panthers’ lone win in a 6-1 loss to East Grand Forks at Grand Forks Wednesday. Jeff Dickinson lost a third-set tiebreaker at No. 3 singles while Zach Tretbar and Tristan Hendrickson lost a close match at No. 3 doubles for the Panthers, who fell to 0-4 in dual meets this season.

Crookston 7, Park Rapids 0

No. 1 singles: Sean Williams, C, over Chris Shaw 6-2, 6-0.

No. 2 singles: Travis Vatthauer, C, over Nick Lopez 6-1, 6-1.

No. 3 singles: Ethan Mercil, C, over Calvin Bateman 7-5, 6-0.

No. 4 singles: Adam Erickson, C, over Iain Wallace 6-1, 6-1.

No. 1 doubles: Bobby Tiedemann/Matt Garmen, C, over Josh Johnson/Jeff Dickinson 6-1, 6-1.

No. 2 doubles: Kal Salentiny/Andy Gregg, C, over Jackson Kimball/Jaden Olson 6-0, 6-0.

No. 3 doubles: Jacob Roesch/Elijah Phaiah, C, over Alex Boyd/Brandon Johnson 6-1, 6-0.

EGF 6, Park Rapids 1

No. 1 singles: Ty Misialek, EGF, over Nick Lopez 6-1, 6-1.

No. 2 singles: Zach Straw, EGF, over Calvin Bateman 6-1, 6-1.

No. 3 singles: Tyler Wiertzema, EGF, over Jeff Dickinson 6-7 (6-8), 7-5, 7-0.

No. 4 singles: Jacob Cote, EGF, over Iain Wallace 6-2, 6-2.

No. 1 doubles: Josh Johnson/Chris Shaw, PR, over Ben Campos/Eli Croaker 3-6, 6-3, 7-5.

No. 2 doubles: Brandon Johnson/Hunter Zeman, EGF, over Jaden Olson/Jackson Kimball 6-1, 6-1.

No. 3 doubles: Dane Rhen/John Gander, EGF, over Zach Tretbar/Tristan Hendrickson 7-6 (7-3), 6-4.