Park Rapids girls tennis team drops dual at home

Perham/New York Mills prevailed 5-2 in a Mid-State Conference match at the Depot Courts.

Morgan Koppelman ran down a shot during a No. 2 singles match against Perham/New York Mills at the Depot Courts on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Vance Carlson / Park Rapids Enterprise

Perham/New York Mills won two of three matches that went the distance to prevail with a 5-2 Mid-State Conference victory over the Park Rapids girls tennis team at the Depot Courts on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Abby Morris and Macy Goochey coasted to a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Trinity Covington and Jane Gudmundson at No. 1 doubles while Rachael Herman rallied for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over Mallory Belka at No. 1 singles to lead the Panthers.

The Yellowjackets prevailed in straight sets in three matches with Avery Malone defeating Mickey Clark 6-0, 6-3 at No. 3 singles; Kaia Anderson defeating Shailyn Hayes 6-3, 6-4 at No. 4 singles; and the duo of Addicyn Zimmerman and Eva Vorderbruggen defeating Emmy Goochey and Abby Runyan 7-5, 6-3 at No. 3 doubles for a 3-2 advantage.

LaVonne Lindberg rallied for a 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 win over Morgan Koppelman at No. 2 singles while Maya Radniecki and Karrisa Muench rallied for a 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 win over Natalie Harvey and Emily Schulz at No. 2 doubles to give Perham/New York Mills the win.

Kate Dravis and Ella Ehler prevailed 7-5, 1-6, 10-7 in an exhibition doubles match for the Panthers.


The loss dropped the Panthers to 1-2 in conference meets and 5-3 overall.

Perham/New York Mills 5, Park Rapids 2
No. 1 singles: Rachael Herman, PR, over Mallory Balka 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.
No. 2 singles: LaVonne Lindberg, PNYM, over Morgan Koppelman 5-7, 6-2, 6-3.
No. 3 singles: Avery Malone, PNYM, over Mickey Clark 6-0, 6-3.
No. 4 singles: Kaia Anderson, PNYM, over Shailyn Hayes 6-3, 6-4.
No. 1 doubles: Abby Morris/Macy Goochey, PR, over Trinity Covington/Jane Gudmundson 6-1, 6-0.
No. 2 doubles: Maya Radniecki/Karrisa Muench, PNYM, over Natalie Harvey/Emily Schulz 5-7, 6-2, 6-4.
No. 3 doubles: Addicyn Zimmerman/Eva Vorderbruggen, PNYM, over Emmy Goochey/Abby Runyan 7-5, 6-3.

Mickey Clark returned a backhand during a No. 3 singles match against Perham/New York Mills on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Vance Carlson / Park Rapids Enterprise

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