Panthers drop 5-2 decision to Lakers
Detroit Lakes swept the four singles matches to spark a 5-2 Mid-State Confer-ence boys tennis victory over Park Rapids Thursday at the Depot Courts. Joe Penning and Ben Waller rallied for a three-set win at No. 1 doubles and Steve Smith and Ted T...
Detroit Lakes swept the four singles matches to spark a 5-2 Mid-State Confer-ence boys tennis victory over Park Rapids Thursday at the Depot Courts.
Joe Penning and Ben Waller rallied for a three-set win at No. 1 doubles and Steve Smith and Ted Tiffany posted a straight-set win at No. 3 doubles to account for the Panthers' points.
Mark Smith lost in three sets at No. 1 singles and the No. 2 doubles team of Brady Pederson and Kirt Leadbet-ter lost in three sets as the Panthers fell to 3-2 on the season.
Detroit Lakes 5, Park Rapids 2
No. 1 singles: Ryan Borgeson, DL, over Mark Smith 6-3, 5-7, 6-2.
No. 2 singles: Garret Frank, DL, over Ryan Kent 6-1, 6-2.
No. 3 singles: Jake Hartman, DL, over Alex Renner 6-4, 6-1.
No. 4 singles: Bryce Butzer, DL, over Kyle Dickinson 7-5, 6-2.
No. 1 doubles: Joe Penning/Ben Wal-ler, PR, over Izzy Stein/Alex Nu-stad 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-1.
No. 2 doubles: Ben VanOffelen/Eric Roethel, DL, over Brady Pederson/ Kirt Leadbetter 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.
No. 3 doubles: Steve Smith/Ted Tiffany, PR, over Jon Chelmo/Tra-vis Buschette 6-3, 6-1.
Panthers finish seventh
Alex Renner finished fourth at No. 3 singles and Waller and Penning placed fourth at No. 1 doubles to lead the Panthers at Saturday's Moorhead Invitational.
Steve Smith took fifth at No. 4 singles and the No. 3 doubles team of Kyle Dickinson and Tiffany finished fifth as the Panthers compiled 9 points to finish seventh in this eight-team meet.
Pederson and Leadbetter finished sixth at No. 2 doubles while Mark Smith (at No. 1 singles) and Ryan Kent (at No. 2 singles) placed eighth.
Thief River Falls won the team title with 30 points.
Team scores: Thief River Falls 30, Brainerd 27, Moorhead 25, Bemidji 12, Fergus Falls 12, East Grand Forks 11, Park Rapids 9, Detroit Lakes 7.
Park Rapids results
Mark Smith (No. 1 singles): lost to Jared Engelstad, TRF, 6-1, 6-1; lost to Ben Holter, Bem, 6-1, 6-2; lost to Ryan Borgeson, DL, 6-2, 6-0 (8th).
Ryan Kent (No. 2 singles): lost to Mike Lukkason, EGF, 6-2, 6-2; lost to Morgan Salo, Brd, 6-2, 6-1; lost to Logan Hanrahan, Bem, 6-4, 6-2 (8th).
Alex Renner (No. 3 singles): defeated Jake Hartman, DL, 4-6, 6-2, 7-4; lost to Josh Bundy, Brd, 6-1, 6-3; lost to Nic Helem, M, 6-3, 6-2 (4th).
Steve Smith (No. 4 singles): lost to Aaron Johnson, Bem, 6-1, 6-1; defeated Joey Pettit, FF, 6-2, 6-2; defeated Bruce Butzer, DL, 4-6, 6-0, 7-2 (5th).
Joe Penning/Ben Waller (No. 1 doubles): defeated Bryce Barsness/David Sanderson, FF, 6-2, 6-2; lost to Corey Kuglin/Nathan Henningson, Brd, 6-2, 6-1; lost to Jordan Swanson/Chase Haviland, TRF, 6-2, 6-3 (4th).
Brady Pederson/Kirt Leadbetter (No. 2 doubles): lost to Jared Anderson/Mike Ruen, Brd, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5); defeated Mitch Mack/Jake Greenwood, EGF, 6-3, 6-0; lost to Brian Baldrati/Matt Lee, Bem, 6-1, 6-2 (6th).
Kyle Dickinson/Ted Tiffany (No. 3 doubles): lost to Jordan Kloustad/Andrew Chen, M, 6-1, 6-1; defeated Jon Chelmo/Travis Buschette, DL, 6-2, 6-1; defeated J.D. Robson/Parker Nissen, TRF, 6-3, 6-4 (5th).