A sweep in doubles sparked the Park Rapids girls tennis team to a 5-2 Mid-State Conference victory over Wadena-Deer Creek at the Depot Courts on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Jada Renneberg and Mickey Clark posted a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 1 doubles; Macy Goochey and Morgan Koppelman recorded a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 2 doubles; and Taylor Dravis and Natalie Harvey won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 3 doubles to lead the Panthers.
Abby Morris coasted to a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 1 singles while Cassidy Bera posted a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles to cap off the win. Emily Scholz lost in three sets at No. 4 singles as the Panthers improved to 1-3 against conference teams and 6-7 overall in dual meets.
Park Rapids 5, Wadena-Deer Creek 2
No. 1 singles: Abby Morris, PR, over Madison Packer 6-1, 6-1.
No. 2 singles: Corra Endres, WDC, over Rachael Herman 6-3, 6-2.
No. 3 singles: Cassidy Bera, PR, over Libby Hartman 6-4, 6-3.
No. 4 singles: Genevieve Pinnella, WDC, over Emily Schulz 0-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2.
No. 1 doubles: Jada Renneberg/Mickey Clark, PR, over Kaylee Ova/Ashley Peterson 6-3, 6-3.
No. 2 doubles: Macy Goochey/Morgan Koppelman, PR, over Nevada Schulz/Katie Fiemeyer 6-4, 6-2.
No. 3 doubles: Taylor Dravis/Natalie Harvey, PR, over Kayla Meeks/Madelyn Gallant 6-2, 6-3.
C-I, DL prevail
Crosby-Ironton and Detroit Lakes defeated the Panthers in a pair of conference matches at the Depot Courts on Aug. 29.
Morris and Rachael Herman coasted in straight sets at the top singles spots while Koppelman and Goochey prevailed in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 2 doubles in the Panthers’ 4-3 loss to Crosby-Ironton.
Morris posted the Panthers’ only win in singles while Renneberg and Clark won at No. 1 doubles in Park Rapids’ 5-2 loss to Detroit Lakes.
Detroit Lakes defeated C-I 5-2 in the other match.