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Panthers split duals with Perham, Staples-Motley

The Park Rapids girls tennis team extended its winning streak to eight duals in a row Monday before having that streak snapped on Tuesday.

A sweep in doubles and wins at the top singles spots led the Panthers to a 5-2 victory at Perham on Monday.

Allie Girtz and Bonnie Baumgartner at the No. 1 spot, Heidi Schaum and Lydia Schaum at the No. 2 position, and Lexi Burlingame and Katie Walsh at the No. 3 spot combined to lose only four games in sweeping the three doubles matches.

Bailey LaCoursiere coasted at No. 1 singles and Christina Smith coasted at No. 2 singles to complete the win.

The Panthers fell to 5-1 in Mid-State Conference play with a 6-1 loss at Staples-Motley Tuesday.

Karly Dickinson and Girtz prevailed in three sets at No. 2 doubles to account for the Panthers' only win. Staples-Motley, which improved to 3-0 in the conference and 6-0 overall, won the other six matches in straight sets.

The Panthers carried an 8-3 overall record into Thursday's match with New York Mills. Park Rapids hosts the Mid-State Conference tournament today (Saturday) and will travel to East Grand Forks Tuesday.

Park Rapids 5, Perham 2

No. 1 singles: Bailey LaCoursiere, PR, over Hannah Brenk 6-2, 6-2.

No. 2 singles: Christina Smith, PR, over Suzanne Coleman 6-1, 6-0.

No. 3 singles: Chelsea Honer, P, over Taylor Wheeler 6-4, 6-3.

No. 4 singles: Ashley Silbernagel, P, over Kelsey Adolphson 6-1, 6-3.

No. 1 doubles: Allie Girtz/Bonnie Baumgartner, PR, over Mary Ann Kuebler/Paige Biegler 6-1, 6-0.

No. 2 doubles: Heidi Schaum/Lydia Schaum, PR, over Haley Fraki/Rachel Wiskow 6-1, 6-1.

No. 3 doubles: Lexi Burlingame/Katie Walsh, PR, over Makayla Kroenke/Katie Howey 6-1, 6-0.

Staples-Motley 6, Park Rapids 1

No. 1 singles: Andrea Koskiniemi, S-M, over Bailey LaCoursiere 6-1, 6-0.

No. 2 singles: Mikayla Wing, S-M, over Julia Renner 6-1, 6-1.

No. 3 singles: Lucy Zapata, S-M, over Lydia Schaum 6-3, 6-0.

No. 4 singles: Abby Smith, S-M, over Heidi Schaum 6-2, 6-0.

No. 1 doubles: Emma Koskiniemi/Maggie O'Keefe, S-M, over Alyssa Carlson/Christina Smith 6-1, 6-0.

No. 2 doubles: Karly Dickinson/Allie Girtz, PR, over Annie Kautto/Brooke Wolhowe 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1.

No. 3 doubles: Hallie Olsen/Kelsey Zetah, S-M, over Bonnie Baumgartner/Lexi Burlingame 6-3, 6-3.