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Girls Tennis: Park Rapids drops a pair at Bemidji

The Panthers fall to 4-7 after losses to Thief River Falls and Bemidji.

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BEMIDJI – Thief River Falls and Bemidji defeated the Park Rapids girls tennis team by 6-1 scores in a triangular meet at Bemidji on Thursday, Sept. 8.

Mickey Clark and Macy Goochey prevailed in a third-set tiebreaker in a 6-1, 1-6, 11-9 victory over Paige Weets and Avery Skaar at No. 1 doubles to account for the Panthers’ lone win against Thief River Falls. Emmy Goochey and Abby Runyan battled to a 20-18 loss in a second-set tiebreaker as TRF’s Stephanie Dagg and Ingrid Anderson posted a 6-2, 7-6 victory.

The Prowlers won the other five matches in straight sets.

Against Bemidji, Emmy Goochey and Ella Ehler posted a 7-5, 6-3 win over Kendal Midbow and Elena Peterson at No. 2 doubles for Park Rapids’ only win.

Park Rapids dropped three other matches in third-set tiebreakers. Morgan Nyhusmoen topped Nora Bolton 5-7, 6-1, 10-6 at No. 4 singles; Darby Neis and Maddie Jensen outlasted Morgan Koppelman and Shailyn Hayes 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 10-6 at No. 1 doubles; and Noelle Mueller and Sam Wood prevailed 6-3, 3-6, 10-8 over Kate Dravis and Rachel Ulvin at No. 3 doubles. Bemidji won the other three singles matches in straight sets.

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Bemidji, which edged TRF 4-3 in the other match, improved to 6-1 while the Panthers fell to 4-7.

Thief River Falls 6, Park Rapids 1

No. 1 singles: Brooklyn Broadwell, TRF, over Morgan Koppelman 6-0, 6-0.

No. 2 singles: Braylee Wienen, TRF, over Shailyn Hayes 6-0, 6-0.

No. 3 singles: Bell Hamre, TRF, over Ella Ehler 6-2, 6-4.

No. 4 singles: Jerlyn Lunsetter, TRF, over Nora Bolton 6-0, 6-3.

No. 1 doubles: Mickey Clark/Macy Goochey, PR, over Paige Weets/Avery Skaar 6-1, 1-6, 11-9.

No. 2 doubles: Stephanie Dagg/Ingrid Anderson, TRF, over Emmy Goochey/Abby Runyan 6-2, 7-6 (20-18).

No. 3 doubles: Piper Greene/Alaina Lunsetter, TRF, over Rachel Ulvin/Kate Dravis 6-1, 6-2.

Bemidji 6, Park Rapids 1

No. 1 singles: Emily Dondelinger, B, over Mickey Clark 6-3, 6-3.

No. 2 singles: Anna Glen, B, over Macy Goochey 6-4, 6-2.

No. 3 singles: Elizabeth Peterson, B, over Abby Runyan 6-1, 6-0.

No. 4 singles: Morgan Nyhusmoen, B, over Nora Bolton 5-7, 6-1, 10-6.

No. 1 doubles: Darby Neis/Maddie Jensen, B, over Morgan Koppelman/Shailyn Hayes 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 10-6.

No. 2 doubles: Emmy Goochey/Ella Ehler, PR, over Kendal Midbow/Elena Peterson 7-5, 6-3.

No. 3 doubles: Noelle Mueller/Sam Wood, B, over Kate Dravis/Rachel Ulvin 6-3, 3-6, 10-8.

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