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Pequot Lakes tops Panthers in conference, section match

For the second time this season, Pequot Lakes handed the Park Rapids girls tennis team a 5-2 setback in a Mid-State Conference battle.

Julia Renner coasted at No. 2 singles and Julia Smith coasted at No. 3 singles to account for the Panthers' two wins.

Pequot Lakes won the other five matches in straight sets to snap the Panthers' eight-match winning streak. The Patriots improved to 4-1 against conference opponents, 4-1 against Section 8A teams and 11-3 overall.

The loss dropped the Panthers to 5-2 in conference matches, 6-3 against section rivals and 11-4 overall.

Pequot Lakes 5, Park Rapids 2

No. 1 singles: Haley Wiebolt, PL, over Christina Smith 7-5, 6-4.

No. 2 singles: Julia Renner, PR, over Jaden Linder 6-0, 6-1.

No. 3 singles: Julia Smith, PR, over Alex Nelson 6-2, 6-2.

No. 4 singles: Sydney Holt, PL, over Charity Ridlon 7-6, 6-2.

No. 1 doubles: Ellie Heggerston/Carly Fyle, PL, over Hope Johnson/Sarena Kinkel 6-3, 6-3.

No. 2 doubles: Ellie Erholtz/Lauren Bengtson, PL, over Heidi Schaum/Lindsey Girtz 6-3, 6-3.

No. 3 doubles: Erika Monson/Madison Galligan, PL, over Jeni Simpson/Jill Simpson 6-2, 6-2.