Rachael Herman, Morgan Koppelman and Shailyn Hayes won two singles matches apiece in leading the Park Rapids girls tennis team to wins over Moorhead and Roseau in a triangular meet at Moorhead on Thursday, Sept. 23.
The Panthers swept the singles matches to edge Moorhead 4-3 and used six straight-set wins to spark a 7-0 victory over Roseau.
Abby Morris coasted to a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles, Herman won a first-set tiebreaker 7-4 in a close match (7-6, 6-4) at No. 2 singles, Koppelman rolled to a 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 3 singles, and Hayes posted a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 4 singles to lead the Panthers against Moorhead. Natalie Harvey and Emily Schulz lost a third-set tiebreaker in a 6-3, 5-7, 11-9 setback at No. 2 doubles while Abby Runyan and Emmy Goochey lost a second-set tiebreaker in a 6-0, 7-6 loss at No. 3 doubles against the Spuds.
Park Rapids dropped only nine games in sweeping the four singles matches to shut out the Rams in a match between Section 8A teams.
Herman (6-2, 6-0) at No. 1 singles, Koppelman (6-1, 6-1) at No. 2 singles, Harvey (6-2, 6-1) at No. 3 singles and Hayes (6-1, 6-1) at No. 4 singles led the Panthers to their third 7-0 win this season.
Morris and Macy Goochey prevailed 6-1, 3-6, 10-3 at No. 1 doubles; Mickey Clark and Schulz posted a 6-2, 7-5 win at No. 2 doubles; and Runyan and Emmy Goochey were victorious at No. 3 doubles by a 6-3, 6-2 score.
The sweep lifted the Panthers to 7-4 in dual meets this season.