Park Rapids girls tennis team wins two duals

The Panthers defeated Morris Area 5-2 and Fergus Falls 7-0 in a triangular meet at Fergus Falls on Tuesday, Aug. 24.

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A sweep in doubles led the Park Rapids girls tennis team to a pair of wins at Fergus Falls on Tuesday, Aug. 24.

Rachael Herman and Mickey Clark posted a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 1 doubles; Emily Schulz and Macy Goochey rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 2 doubles; and Emmy Goochey and Abby Runyan prevailed 6-0, 6-3 at No. 3 doubles as the Panthers defeated Morris Area 5-2. Abby Morris coasted to a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles while Natalie Harvey rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 4 singles. Morgan Koppelman dropped a third-set tiebreaker at No. 2 singles.

The Panthers used four straight-set victories in singles to blank Fergus Falls 7-0 as Morris didn’t drop a game in a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles; Herman posted a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 2 singles; Koppelman prevailed 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 at No. 3 singles; and Shailyn Hayes recorded a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles. Clark and Macy Goochey were victorious at No. 1 doubles with a 6-1, 6-3 decision; Harvey and Schulz prevailed in three sets by rallying for a 5-7, 6-3, 10-4 win at No. 2 doubles; and Runyan and Emmy Goochey posted a 6-3, 7-5 victory at No. 3 doubles.

The sweep in this triangular lifted Park Rapids to 3-0 in dual meets this season.

Park Rapids 5, Morris Area 2
No. 1 singles: Abby Morris, PR, over Abbigail Athey 6-1, 6-1.
No. 2 singles: Kassidy Girard, MA, over Morgan Koppelman 6-0, 2-6, 12-10.
No. 3 singles: Catherine Kehoe, MA, over Shailyn Hayes 6-3, 6-2.
No. 4 singles: Natalie Harvey, PR, over Tasha Koehl 6-0, 6-0.
No. 1 doubles: Rachael Herman/Mickey Clark, PR, over Breanna Schmidgall/Lakia Manska 6-2, 6-4.
No. 2 doubles: Emily Schulz/Macy Goochey, PR, over Kjersten Nibbe/Hope Sperr 6-1, 6-1.
No. 3 doubles: Emmy Goochey/Abby Runyan, PR, over Lydia Fynboh/Elizabeth Pollard 6-0, 6-3.
Park Rapids 7, Fergus Falls 0
No. 1 singles: Abby Morris, PR, over Madison Anderson 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 singles: Rachael Herman, PR, over Isabella Abrahams 6-3, 6-3.
No. 3 singles: Morgan Koppelman, PR, over Amber Anderson 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.
No. 4 singles: Shailyn Hayes, PR, over Mia Marsh 6-1, 6-3.
No. 1 doubles: Mickey Clark/Macy Goochey, PR, over Mackenzie Krava/Leila Nasri 6-1, 6-3.
No. 2 doubles: Natalie Harvey/Emily Schulz, PR, over Ashtyn Lill/Cyntreya Lockett 5-7, 6-3, 10-4.
No. 3 doubles: Abby Runyan/Emmy Goochey, PR, over Keziah Hartwell/Karley Braeger 6-3, 7-5.
1982 Dawson-Boyd High School graduate
1987 Moorhead State University graduate
Sports reporter for Park Rapids Enterprise since 1987
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