FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4
HENRY SIBLEY 4, PARK 3
The Park girls' tennis team finished their overall team season on Friday afternoon after losing a close 4-3 match at Henry Sibley. The two teams split the four singles matches, but Henry Sibley was able to come out with two wins in doubles to Park's one win.
Kate Townsend started off the match with a 6-3, 6-3 win in No. 1 singles, but Henry Sibley's Jaelyn Orth defeated Caitlyn Swigart in No. 2 singles after a 6-2, 6-1 match.
Park's Dana Petrie lost in the No. 3 singles match after a 6-4, 7-6 win for Henry Sibley's Sarah Zuckerman. Avrie Morris evened out the team score to 2-2 in No. 4 singles with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Henry Sibley's Talya Levitt.
The Wolfpack regained the lead with a 0-6, 7-5, 6-1 win in No. 1 doubles by Hannah Holmgren and Abby Fjelsta and Park held onto a 3-2 score. Henry Sibley came back and won the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches to earn the fourth and needed point to take the team win and end Park's team season.
The Wolfpack will wait for the individual girls' tennis sections to begin as singles and doubles pairings will compete for a chance to play in the state tournament.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3
PARK 5, ST. PAUL CENTRAL 2
After two days of cancelations due to rain, the Park girls' tennis team was able to open up the section tournament with a home match against St. Paul Central on Thursday.
The Wolfpack were able to fight and earn the 5-2 win to continue advancing in the section tournament.
Park had a sweep in the singles matches and won one doubles match to earn the five points on Thursday afternoon.
In singles, Kathryne Townsend earned the win for Park in No. 1 singles with a 6-1, 6-0 score. Caitlyn Swigart continued the success at No. 2 singles with a 6-3, 6-1 victory to make it 2-0 in favor of the Wolfpack.
Dana Petrie and Avrie Morris were both dominant in their wins at No. 3 and No. 4 singles with 6-0, 6-1 victories in each match to give Park the needed fourth point to claim the team victory.
Hannah Holmgren and Abby Fjelsta were the Park duo that earned the 6-3, 6-1 win in No. 1 doubles. St. Paul Central was able to win in No. 2 and No. 3 doubles.
The Wolfpack will continue their section run on Friday, Oct. 4, at 3:30 p.m. as they travel to No. 5 seed Henry Sibley.