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GIRLS TENNIS: Bemidji outlasts Park Rapids for 5-2 road victory

The Bemidji High School girls tennis team needed a couple long matches to clinch it, but the Lumberjacks defeated Park Rapids 5-2 on the road on Thursday.

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PARK RAPIDS -- The Bemidji High School girls tennis team needed a couple long matches to clinch it, but the Lumberjacks defeated Park Rapids 5-2 on the road on Thursday.

Emily Dondelinger and Anna Glen were the last two Lumberjacks standing, as Bemidji’s top two singles players were locked into three-set battles as BHS clung to a 3-2 lead.

Dondelinger finished the job at No. 1, winning 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to clinch the winning team point for the Jacks. Glen added the cherry on top soon after, rallying to win 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-3 at second singles.

Aline Arenas also picked up a 6-4, 6-3 victory for Bemidji at the third singles spot, while a pair of BHS doubles tandems were victorious, as well.

Kendal Midboe and Elena Peterson joined forces and rolled 6-3, 6-1 at second doubles, while Noelle Mueller and Sam Wood conquered their opponents 6-4, 6-2 at third doubles.

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Now 12-1 on the year, the Jacks will next travel to Thief River Falls for a 4:30 p.m. road match on Monday, Sept. 19.

Bemidji 5, Park Rapids 2

Singles

No. 1: Dondelinger (BHS) def. Koppelman, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

No. 2: Glen (BHS) def. Hayes, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-3

No. 3: Arenas (BHS) def. Ehler, 6-4, 6-3

No. 4: Bolton (PR) def. Nyhusmoen, 6-4, 6-2

Doubles

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No. 1: M. Goochey/Clark (PR) def. Neis/Jensen, 6-3, 6-2

No. 2: Midboe/Peterson (BHS) def. E. Goochey/Runyan, 6-3, 6-1

No. 3: Mueller/Wood (BHS) def. Dravis/Vivin, 6-4, 6-2

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