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Panthers finish third at Mid-State tournament

Abby Morris finished third at No. 4 singles during the Mid-State Conference tournament. Vance Carlson / Enterprise

Julia Smith claimed runner-up honors at No. 1 singles as the Park Rapids girls tennis team finished third at last Saturday's Mid-State Conference tournament at Pequot Lakes.

The Panthers finished third at four spots with Natalie Kinkel at No. 2 singles, Tori Hilmanowski at No. 3 singles and Abby Morris at No. 4 singles winning their final matches. Drew Hilmanowski and Haley MacPherson also placed third at No. 1 doubles.

Olivia Wallace and Chloe Johnson took fifth at No. 2 doubles and Gracie Eischens and Jada Renneberg took fifth at No. 3 doubles as the Panthers compiled 32 points.

Staples-Motley won four individual titles while Pequot Lakes won three individual titles to share the conference title with 39 points apiece.

Team scores:Pequot Lakes 39, Staples-Motley 39, Park Rapids 32, Perham/New York Mills 31, Detroit Lakes 26, Wadena-Deer Creek 16, Crosby-Ironton 13.

Championship matches

No. 1 singles: Izabella Edin, SM, over Julia Smith, PR, 6-2, 6-0.

No. 2 singles: Mallory Georges, PL, over Shelby Busker, DL, 6-2, 6-1.

No. 3 singles: Kelsi Peterson, SM, over Alex Stone, PL.

No. 4 singles: Alexis Lueck, PL, over Michelle Swyter, PNYM, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2).

No. 1 doubles: Lexi Johnson/Claire Wolhowe, SM, over Jessalyn Rondesvedt/McKayla Woods, WDC, 6-2, 7-5.

No. 2 doubles: Katie Benson/Kelsie Weite, SM, over Erin Bengtson/Morgan Mudgett, PL.

No. 3 doubles: Alexa Fyle/Madeline Pluimer, PL, over Johanna Winkels/Jade Lenius, PNYM.

Park Rapids results

Julia Smith (No. 1 singles): defeated Shelain Lewis, CI, 6-1, 6-1; defeated Josie Beachy, PNYM, 6-4, 6-2; lost to Izabella Edin, SM, 6-2, 6-0 (2nd).

Natalie Kinkel (No. 2 singles): defeated Kalina Spalj, CI, 6-0, 6-1; lost to Mallory Georges, PL, 6-2, 6-2; defeated Ashley Smith, SM (3rd).

Tori Hilmanowski (No. 3 singles): defeated Makenna Duncan, DL, 6-0, 6-1; lost to Alex Stone, PL, 6-1, 6-2; defeated Brianna Schwantz, PNYM, 3-6, 6-1, 12-10 (3rd).

Abby Morris (No. 4 singles): defeated Cora Endress, WDC, 6-1, 6-1; lost to Michelle Swyter, PNYM, 6-4, 6-2; defeated Brina Smith, DL, 6-3, 6-3 (3rd).

Drew Hilmanowski/Haley MacPherson (No. 1 doubles): defeated Mallory Weber/Caitlin Moulzolf, PNYM, 6-0, 6-4; lost to Jessalyn Rondestvedt/McKayla Woods, WDC, 7-5, 6-2; defeated Sage Stangel/Katelyn Norwood, CI, 6-3, 6-3 (3rd).

Olivia Wallace/Chloe Johnson (No. 2 doubles): lost to Elle Birkeland/Kiera Radniecki, PNYM, 6-4, 4-6, 14-12; bye; defeated Sara Moen/Kate Schmidt, WDC, 6-0, 6-1 (5th).

Gracie Eischens/Jada Renneberg (No. 3 doubles): lost to Mackenzie Braukmann/Olivia Hanninen, DL, 6-3, 6-1; defeated Amber Moen/Kaitlynn Lane, WDC, 6-4, 6-4; defeated Hillary Holmvig/Jordyan Millsop, CI, 7-5, 7-5 (5th).

Panthers split at TRF

The Panthers split duals at Thief River Falls Tuesday, falling to the host Prowlers 6-1 and defeating East Grand Forks 5-2 in a Section 8A match.

Smith coasted to a win at No. 1 singles against Thief River Falls to account for Park Rapids' only win. Kinkel fell in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 2 singles.

In the win over EGF, Smith and Morris won in straight sets while Kinkel prevailed in a third-set tiebreaker in singles. Drew Hilmanowski and MacPherson won in straight sets at No. 1 doubles while Johnson and Renneberg won in straight sets at No. 3 doubles. Wallace and Eischens fell in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 2 doubles.

Thief River Falls defeated EGF 6-1 in the other match.

Park Rapids is now 3-3 against section opponents and 9-8 overall.

Thief River Falls 6, Park Rapids 1

No. 1 singles: Julia Smith, PR, over Callie Fagerstrom 6-2, 6-1.

No. 2 singles: Shawna Spears, TRF, over Natalie Kinkel 5-7, 6-3, 10-2.

No. 3 singles: Kira Beier, TRF, over Drew Hilmanowski 6-4, 6-4.

No. 4 singles: Sara Schneider, TRF, over Jada Renneberg 6-0, 6-0.

No. 1 doubles: Kora Torkelson/Allie Okeson, TRF, over Haley MacPherson/Tori Hilmanowski 6-0, 6-2.

No. 2 doubles: Karryn Leake/Khloe Lund, TRF, over Olivia Wallace/Gracie Eischens 6-2, 6-2.

No. 3 doubles: Josie Davis/Jill Safranski, TRF, over Chloe Johnson/Abby Morris 6-2, 6-2.

Park Rapids 5, EGF 2

No. 1 singles: Julia Smith, PR, over Emma Dietrich 6-2, 6-0.

No. 2 singles: Natalie Kinkel, PR, over Jenna Dietrich 3-6, 6-4, 10-4.

No. 3 singles: Maggie Dietrich, EGF, over Tori Hilmanowski 6-4, 6-4.

No. 4 singles: Abby Morris, PR, over Bailey McMahon 6-2, 6-0.

No. 1 doubles: Drew Hilmanowski/Haley MacPherson, PR, over Geena Boyum/Tessa Birkholz 6-2, 6-0.

No. 2 doubles: Kayla Partlow/McKenna Aitchison, EGF, over Olivia Wallace/Gracie Eischens 6-4, 3-6, 10-6.

No. 3 doubles: Chloe Johnson/Jade Renneberg, PR, over Gracie Coulter/Delaney Aaker 6-1, 6-3.

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