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Patriots defeat Panthers to end regular season

The Pequot Lakes girls tennis team remained undefeated on the season with a 7-0 win over Park Rapids.

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Rachael Herman moved up to play No. 1 singles in the regular-season finale against Pequot Lakes on Thursday, Oct. 1. Vance Carlson / Enterprise

Pequot Lakes capped off an undefeated regular season with a 7-0 Mid-State Conference victory over the Park Rapids girls tennis team at Pequot Lakes on Thursday, Oct. 1.

Megan Muller, Carly Chaney and Riley Fogarty didn’t drop a game at the top singles spots and Kate Bolz-Andolshek added a straight-set win (6-3, 6-4) over Hannah Morgan at No. 4 singles to spark the sweep in singles. Rachael Herman, Cassidy Bera and Shailyn Hayes played the other singles positions for Park Rapids.

The Patriots also won all three doubles matches in straight sets. The Panthers’ Emily Schulz and Macy Goochey played well in a 6-3, 7-5 loss to Quinn Trottier and Kelbee Lampl at No. 2 doubles. Afton Crocker and Morgan Lueck defeated the Panthers’ Abby Morris and Morgan Koppelman 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles while Lexi Peterson and Kelsi Martini defeated Park Rapids’ Taylor Dravis and Destiny Villarreal 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 doubles to complete the sweep.

Pequot Lakes improved to 8-0 in conference matches and 10-0 overall with its eighth 7-0 win over the season. The Panthers fell to 2-4 against Mid-State opponents and 4-7 overall.

The No. 5-seeded Panthers looked to snap a six-match losing streak with a Section 8A quarterfinal match against No. 4 Perham/New York Mills at Perham on Tuesday (Oct. 6). With a win, the Panthers will most likely travel to No. 1 Crookston on Thursday (Oct. 8). With a loss, the Panthers will most likely host No. 8 Parkers Prairie on Thursday (Oct. 8) at the Depot Courts.

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Pequot Lakes 7, Park Rapids 0
No. 1 singles: Megan Muller, PL, over Rachael Herman 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 singles: Carly Chaney, PL, over Cassidy Bera 6-0, 6-0.
No. 3 singles: Riley Fogarty, PL, over Shailyn Hayes 6-0, 6-0.
No. 4 singles: Kate Bolz-Andolshek, PL, over Hannah Morgan 6-3, 6-4.
No. 1 doubles: Afton Crocker/Morgan Lueck, PL, over Abby Morris/Morgan Koppelman 6-0, 6-3.
No. 2 doubles: Quinn Trottier/Kelbee Lampl, PL, over Emily Schulz/Macy Goochey 6-3, 7-5.
No. 3 doubles: Lexi Peterson/Kelsi Martini, PL, over Taylor Dravis/Destiny Villarreal 6-1, 6-2.

1982 Dawson-Boyd High School graduate
1987 Moorhead State University graduate
Sports reporter for Park Rapids Enterprise since 1987
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