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Panthers make debut with two losses

     Bobby Bruce picked up the lone win as the Park Rapids boys tennis team opened the season with a pair of dual losses at Bemidji Thursday.

     Bruce rolled to a straight-set win at No. 4 singles in the Panthers’ 6-1 loss to Grand Rapids, which won the other six matches in straight sets.

     In a 7-0 loss to Bemidji, Calvin Bateman and Jeff Dickinson forced a tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles. Bemidji won the other six matches in straight sets.

     The Park Rapids Invitational scheduled for Saturday was postponed because of the weather. No make-up date has been set.

Bemidji 7, Park Rapids 0

No. 1 singles: Matt Hokanson, B, over Nick Lopez 6-0, 6-0.

No. 2 singles: Evan White, B, over Bobby Bruce 6-1, 6-1.

No. 3 singles: Spencer Konecne, B, over Iain Wallace 6-0, 6-0.

No. 4 singles: Nick Schultz, B, over Evan Booge 6-0, 6-2.

No. 1 doubles: Gabe Heifort/Robert Treuer, B, over Calvin Bateman/Jeff Dickinson 6-2, 4-6, 10-5.

No. 2 doubles: Garret Atteberry/Rocky Copiskey, B, over Jackson Kimball/Marcus McKeever 6-1, 6-1.

No. 3 doubles: Kyle Labernik/Brad Kovacovich, B, over Nolan Booge/Nick Porozinski 6-0, 6-1.

Grand Rapids 6, Park Rapids 1

No. 1 singles: Gus Fedje-Johnson, GR, over Calvin Bateman 6-1, 6-0.

No. 2 singles: Ian Pallin, GR, over Nick Lopez 6-0, 6-1.

No. 3 singles: Coleton Anderson, GR, over Jeff Dickinson 6-1, 6-1.

No. 4 singles: Bobby Bruce, PR, over Lars Anderson 6-0, 6-2.

No. 1 doubles: Cam Dulong/Mitch Mattson, GR, over Iain Wallace/Jackson Kimball 6-0, 6-2.

No. 2 doubles: Alex Adams/Eric Soderberg, GR, over Alex Boyd/Marcus McKeever 6-3, 6-3.

No. 3 doubles: Austin Tater/Isaac Hemmimla, GR, over Andrew Zinke/Jacob Bridgman 6-2, 6-0.