Panthers battle in win over W-DC

A sweep in doubles sparked the Park Rapids girls tennis team to a 4-3 Mid-State Conference victory.

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Natalie Harvey pushed her No. 3 singles match to three sets at Wadena on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Vance Carlson / Enterprise

Winning two three-set matches in doubles proved to be the difference as the Park Rapids girls tennis team remained undefeated in Mid-State Conference dual meets with a 4-3 win over Wadena-Deer Creek at Wadena on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Hannah Morgan coasted to a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 4 singles while Shailynn Hayes and Abby Runyan posted a straight-set win at No. 3 doubles for Park Rapids. The host Wolverines won the other singles matches, including a three-set win at the No. 3 spot, to claim a 3-2 lead.

Park Rapids pulled off the victory as Cassidy Bera and Morgan Koppelman prevailed 6-1, 1-6, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles and Abby Morris and Macy Goochey rallied for a marathon 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 win at No. 1 doubles.

The win lifted the Panthers to 2-0 in MId-State matches and 4-1 overall while W-DC fell to 1-3 in conference matches.

The Panthers will host Staples-Motley in another conference meet at the Depot Courts on Thursday (Sept. 10) starting at 4:30 p.m.


Park Rapids 4, W-DC 3
No. 1 singles: Madison Packer, WDC, over Mickey Clark 6-1, 6-0.
No. 2 singles: Libby Hartman, WDC, over Emily Schulz 6-4, 6-2.
No. 3 singles: Genevieve Pinnella, WDC, over Natalie Harvey 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
No. 4 singles: Hannah Morgan, PR, over Kayla Meeks 6-2, 6-1.
No. 1 doubles: Abby Morris/Macy Goochey, PR, over Corra Endres/KatieRae Fiemeyer 5-7, 6-4, 7-5.
No. 2 doubles: Cassidy Bera/Morgan Koppelman, PR, over Nevada Schulz/Madelyn Gallant 6-1, 1-6, 6-2.
No. 3 doubles: Shailynn Hayes/Abby Runyan, PR, over Kelly Muckala/Mercedes Schulz 6-3, 6-3.

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