Overcoming the express’ No. 5-evaluated Class A group covered off an ideal week for the Park Rapids young ladies tennis crew.
The Panthers retaliated for a 5-2 misfortune to Crookston recently with a 4-3 success and followed with a 7-0 triumph over Roseau at Crookston on Saturday, Oct. 2. Those two successes gave the Panthers a 7-1 record against Section 8A adversaries, a 14-4 by and large record and a nine-match series of wins, which remembered seven successes for six days.
In the principal meeting against Crookston, the Pirates won by winning matches at No. 1 singles, No. 2 singles, No. 4 singles, No. 2 copies and No. 3 copies.
In the rematch, the Panthers vindicated misfortunes at No. 1 singles, No. 4 singles and No. 2 copies to overcome one of the state’s top groups.
Abby Morris won in a third-set sudden death round for a 6-4, 0-6, 10-5 triumph at No. 1 singles, Shailyn Hayes won 6-0, 6-3 at No. 4 singles, and Natalie Harvey and Emily Schulz likewise endure a third-set sudden death round in a 6-4, 1-6, 10-8 success at No. 2 copies to start the Panthers to the success.
Morgan Koppelman won in straight sets (6-2, 6-2) at No. 3 singles to finish the success as Crookston tumbled to 15-3 on the season.
The Panthers shut out Roseau for the third time this season with seven successes in straight sets.
Rachael Herman (6-1, 6-2 at No. 1), Mickey Clark (6-4, 6-2 at No. 2), Harvey (6-1, 6-0 at No. 3) and Abby Runyan (6-3, 6-0 at No. 4) cleared the singles matches. Morris and Macy Goochey (6-0, 6-1 at No. 1), Schulz and Koppelman (6-1, 6-1 at No. 2), and Hayes and Emmy Goochey (6-1, 6-1 at No. 3) joined to drop just five games in clearing the duplicates matches.
Park Rapids has Staples-Motley in the normal season finale on Tuesday (Oct. 5). The victor of that match will probably be the No. 1 seed for the Section 8A competition and will get a first-round bye. The Section 8A group competition starts Thursday (Oct. 7) with the high seeds facilitating matches. The elimination rounds and title matches will be played at Fargo’s Courts Plus on Oct. 12.
The singular part of the Section 8A competition will likewise be held at Courts Plus with the first round and quarterfinals on Oct. 13 and the elimination rounds and title matches on Oct. 19.
Park Rapids 4, Crookston 3
No. 1 singles: Abby Morris, PR, over Hayden Winjum 6-4, 0-6, 10-5.
No. 2 singles: Halle Winjum, C, over Rachael Herman 6-2, 6-2.
No. 3 singles: Morgan Koppelman, PR, over Brekken Tull 6-2, 6-2.
No. 4 singles: Shailyn Hayes, PR, over Isabelle Smith 6-0, 6-3.
No. 1 duplicates: Emma Osborn/Abigail Borowicz, C, over Mickey Clark/Macy Goochey 6-2, 6-4.
No. 2 duplicates: Natalie Harvey/Emily Schulz, PR, over Halle Bruggemann/Kaylie Clauson 6-4, 1-6, 10-8.
No. 3 duplicates: Hannah Lindemoen/Morgan Nelson, C, over Emmy Goochey/Abby Runyan 6-4, 6-0.
Park Rapids 7, Roseau 0
No. 1 singles: Rachael Herman, PR, over Erin Brandt 6-1, 6-2.
No. 2 singles: Mickey Clark, PR, over Marissa Glodowski 6-4, 6-2.
No. 3 singles: Natalie Harvey, PR, over McKenzie Reed 6-1, 6-0.
No. 4 singles: Abby Runyan, PR, over Kate Kennedy 6-3, 6-0.
No. 1 pairs: Abby Morris/Macy Goochey, PR, over Hope Grafstrom/Madison Verbout 6-0, 6-1.
No. 2 pairs: Emily Schulz/Morgan Koppelman, PR, over Ava Hass/Karli Wensloff 6-1, 6-1.
No. 3 pairs: Shailyn Hayes/Emmy Goochey, PR, over Holly Trangsrud/Kylie Winkler 6-1, 6-1.