Park Rapids girls tennis team edges W-DC

The Panthers won three close matches in a 5-2 Mid-State Conference win.

Shailyn Hayes rolled to a straight-set win at No. 4 singles in Park Rapids' 5-2 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek at the Depot Courts on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Vance Carlson / Park Rapids Enterprise

Park Rapids prevailed in the third set in three matches to edge Wadena-Deer Creek 5-2 in a Mid-State Conference girls tennis dual meet at the Depot Courts on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Morgan Koppelman (6-3, 6-4) and Shailyn Hayes (6-1, 6-1) posted straight-set wins at the No. 3 and No. 4 singles spots while Abby Morris prevailed in three sets with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 victory at No. 1 singles.

The Panthers earned the win with a pair of three-set victories in doubles. Natalie Harvey and Emily Schulz posted a 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 win at No. 2 doubles while Emmy Goochey and Abby Runyan rallied for a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 3 doubles.

W-DC won the other two matches in straight sets.

Elle Ehler and Rachel Ulvin dropped an exhibition doubles match 5-7, 6-4, 10-6.


The win lifted Park Rapids to 1-1 in conference matches and 5-2 overall.

Park Rapids 5, W-DC 2
No. 1 singles: Abby Morris, PR, over Madison Packer 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.
No. 2 singles: Corra Endres, WDC, over Rachael Herman 6-3, 6-3.
No. 3 singles: Morgan Koppelman, PR, over Libby Hartman 6-3, 6-4.
No. 4 singles: Shailyn Hayes, PR, over Cadie Leeseberg 6-1, 6-1.
No. 1 doubles: Katie Fiemeyer/Anna Fiemeyer, WDC, over Mickey Clark/Macy Goochey 6-3, 6-3.
No. 2 doubles: Natalie Harvey/Emily Schulz, PR, over Mercedes Schulz/Kayla Meeks 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.
No. 3 doubles: Emmy Goochey/Abby Runyan, PR, over Kelanie Oldakowski/Jamie Barthel 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

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