Panthers coast to wins over Sauk Centre, YME

Park Rapids girls tennis team rolls to pair of 6-1 victories

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Rachael Herman dropped only one game in a straight-set win at No. 1 singles in the Panthers' 6-1 victory over Yellow Medicine East on Aug. 22. Vance Carlson / Enterprise

A sweep in singles against Sauk Centre and a sweep in doubles against Yellow Medicine East helped the Park Rapids girls tennis team climb over the .500 mark in dual meets this season.

The Panthers opened the Sauk Centre triangular meet on Thursday (Aug. 22) with a 6-1 victory over the host Mainstreeters before following with a 6-1 victory over YME. Those two wins gave Park Rapids a 4-3 record in dual meets.

Against Sauk Centre, Abby Morris (No. 1 singles), Mickey Clark (No. 2 singles), Morgan Koppelman (No. 3 singles) and Natalie Harvey (No. 4 singles) combined to drop only seven games in four straight-set victories. Jada Renneberg and Rachael Herman coasted at No. 1 doubles while Cassidy Bera and Emily Schulz won in straight sets at No. 2 doubles. Taylor Dravis and Destiny Villarreal lost in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 3 doubles.

Park Rapids used straight-set wins by Renneberg and Morris at No. 1 doubles, Dravis and Schulz at No. 2 doubles, Herman at No. 1 singles, Clark at No. 2 singles and Koppelman at No. 3 singles to defeat YME. Villarreal and Harvey received a forfeit win at No. 3 doubles while Bera dropped a third-set tiebreaker at No. 4 singles.

Park Rapids 6, Sauk Centre 1
No. 1 singles: Abby Morris, PR, over Audrey Zenzen 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 singles: Mickey Clark, PR, over Natalie Berndt 6-3, 6-2.
No. 3 singles: Morgan Koppelman, PR, over Gabrielle Tschida 6-0, 6-2.
No. 4 singles: Natalie Harvey, PR, over Addy Hoffman 6-0, 6-0.
No. 1 doubles: Jada Renneberg/Rachael Herman, PR, over Sarah Middendorf/Briana Middendorf 6-0, 6-2.
No. 2 doubles: Cassidy Bera/Emily Schulz, PR, over Julia Marthaler/Gaby Dickinson 7-5, 6-3.
No. 3 doubles: Michaela Dammann/Nicole Bartos, SC, over Taylor Dravis/Destiny Villarreal 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 10-6.
Exhibition doubles: Emmy Goochey/Abby Runyan, PR, over Emilee Koellin/Abbie Masog 6-1, 6-0.
Park Rapids 6, Yellow Medicine East 1
No. 1 singles: Rachael Herman, PR, over Emily Johnson 6-1, 6-0.
No. 2 singles: Mickey Clark, PR, over Cherish Hammer 6-2, 6-3.
No. 3 singles: Morgan Koppelman, PR, over Macie Sik 6-1, 6-2.
No. 4 singles: Ashley Niemeyer, YME, over Cassidy Bera 6-4, 1-6, 10-5.
No. 1 doubles: Jada Renneberg/Abby Morris, PR, over Tiana Rupp/Kyra Kvam 6-1, 6-0.
No. 2 doubles: Taylor Dravis/Emily Schulz, PR, over Katelyn Luepke/Hope Foy 6-0, 6-1.
No. 3 doubles: Destiny Villarreal/Natalie Harvey, PR, won by forfeit.
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