Panthers sweep Otters, tie for third place at invitational
Led by six straight-set wins, the Park Rapids girls tennis rolled to a 7-0 victory at Fergus Falls Tuesday.
The Panthers dropped only 15 games in sweeping the four singles matches with Natalie Kinkel, Abby Morris, Kendra Coborn and Mickey Clark coasting to straight-set wins.
Chloe Johnson and Jada Renneberg dropped only four games at No. 1 doubles while Madison Johnson and Meagan Powers posted a straight-set win at No. 3 doubles. Gracie Eischens and Rachael Herman completed the sweep by prevailing in three sets at No. 2 doubles.
Macy Goochey and Morgan Koppelman also won in an exhibition doubles match.
Park Rapids improved to 1-3 in dual meets.
"The girls have done a great job of stepping up," said Park Rapids head coach Brianne Morris. "I was very impressed with their play."
Park Rapids 7, Fergus Falls 0
No. 1 singles: Natalie Kinkel, PR, over Ellie Colbeck 6-4, 6-0.
No. 2 singles: Abby Morris, PR, over Kailyn Richey 6-3, 6-3.
No. 3 singles: Kendra Coborn, PR, over Ava Weber 6-1, 6-0.
No. 4 singles: Mickey Clark, PR, over Carlie Mies 6-2, 6-2.
No. 1 doubles: Chloe Johnson/Jada Renneberg, PR, over Renee Scheving/Elissa Lee 6-2, 6-2.
No. 2 doubles: Gracie Eischens/Rachael Herman, PR, over Mia Marsh/Mackenzie Krava 6-0, 2-6, 6-2.
No. 3 doubles: Madison Johnson/Meagan Powers, PR, over Olivia Kaliher/Leila Nasri 6-4, 6-2.
Panthers tie for 3rd
Minnewaska swept titles in the four singles matches and took first at No. 1 doubles in capturing the team title at the Park Rapids Invitational on Aug. 18.
Minnewaska topped the eight-team field with 37 points. Moorhead was second with 26 points while Park Rapids and East Grand Forks tied for third place with 16 points.
Clark finished third at No. 3 singles and Powers placed third at No. 4 singles to lead the Panthers. Chloe Johnson was fourth at No. 2 singles while the Panthers' three doubles teams also placed fourth. Coborn and Morris played at the No. 1 spot; Eischens and Herman competed at No. 2 doubles; and Abby Eystad, Madison Johnson and Kinley Nordin alternated at No. 3 doubles. Kinkel claimed the consolation title at No. 1 singles.
Cassidy Bera and Koppelman finished fifth at No. 3 doubles while Renneberg placed seventh at No. 2 singles playing for the Mixed Team, which was comprised of players from seven different teams.
Team scores: Minnewaska 37, Moorhead 26, Park Rapids 16, East Grand Forks 16, Roseau 15, Fergus Falls 7, Mixed Team 7, Wadena-Deer Creek 6.
No. 1 singles: Danielle Thorfinnson, Minn, over Maggie Dietrich, EGF, 6-1, 6-3.
No. 2 singles: Hannah Orlowski, Minn, over Brynn Havis, EGF, 6-1, 6-1.
No. 3 singles: Karra Hanson, Minn, over Azylen Zunuk, Moor, 7-5, 6-4.
No. 4 singles: Maddie Thorfinnson, Minn, over Ava Kistner, Moor, 6-3, 6-2.
No. 1 doubles: Greta Reichman/Alissa Thorfinnson, Minn, over Kiana Flaig/Grace Walsh, Ros, 6-2, 6-1.
No. 2 doubles: Anna Korsmo/Nicole Hoogland, Moor, over Charlene Grahn/Olivia Urness, Ros, 4-6, 6-2, 11-9.
No. 3 doubles: Rachel Craig/Emma Craig, Moor, over Haylee Wildman/Annika Randt, Minn, 6-1, 4-6, 10-8.
Park Rapids results
No. 1 singles: Natalie Kinkel lost to Maggie Dietrich, EGF, 6-1, 6-4; defeated Kiersten Flaig, Ros, 6-0, 6-0; defeated Jenna Dietrich, Mixed, 6-1, 6-0 (5th).
No. 2 singles: Chloe Johnson defeated Jada Renneberg, Mixed, 6-1, 6-2; lost to Hannah Orlowski, Minn, 7-6 (7-2), 6-0; lost to Briannu Jenson, Moor, 6-1, 6-4 (4th). Jada Rennenberg, Mixed Team, lost to Chloe Johnson, PR, 6-1, 6-2; lost to Madison Packer, WDC, 6-2, 2-6, 10-4; defeated Renee Scheving, FF, 6-3, 6-2 (7th).
No. 3 singles: Mickey Clark defeated Hailey Vatnsdal, Mixed, 6-1, 6-2; lost to Azylen Zunuk, Moor, 4-6, 6-3, 10-4; defeated Corra Endres, WDC, 4-7, 7-6 (7-4), 11-9 (3rd).
No. 4 singles: Meagan Powers defeated Madelyn Gallant, WDC, 6-0, 6-0; lost to Ava Kistner, Moor, 6-4, 6-4; defeated Emma Zimmerman, Ros, 6-1, 6-0 (third).
No. 1 doubles: Kendra Coborn/Abby Morris defeated Mia Marsh/Elissa Lee, FF, 6-0, 6-0; lost to Greta Reichmann/Alissa Thorfinnson, Minn, 6-4, 6-1; lost to Sydney Mjoen/Kylie Dumas, Moor, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-2) (4th).
No. 2 doubles: Gracie Eischens/Rachael Herman defeated Ashley Peterson/Kayla Meeks, WDC, 6-1, 6-0; lost to Charlene Grahn/Olivia Urness, Ros, 6-2, 6-1; lost to Addy Randt/Maddi Kluver, Minn, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5), (4th).
No. 3 doubles: Abby Eystad/Kinley Nordin defeated Emily Strout/Kenady Burris, EGF, 2-6, 6-3, 10-7; Madison Johnson/Abby Eystad lost to Haylee Wildman/Annika Randt, Minn, 6-0, 6-3; Madison Johnson/Kinley Nordin lost to Olivia Richards/Aliyah Bayer, WDC/Minn, 6-2, 6-4 (4th). Cassidy Bera/Morgan Koppelman, Mixed Team, lost to Haylee Wildman/Annika Randt, Minn, 6-3, 6-1; defeated Emily Straout/Kahri Benjamin, EGF, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 10-8; defeated Kelsey Buley/Catie Glodowski, Ros, 6-4, 4-7, 10-7 (5th).