PARK RAPIDS — The Fergus Falls girls tennis team kicked off their season Saturday at the Park Rapids Invite.

The invite welcome in eight teams with a schedule of three matches, but only one was completed due to rain.

Fergus picked up their lone win of the meet from the second doubles team of Alice Schindler and Katie Mach. The Otter duo edged an East Grand Forks team 6-4, 6-4. The Otters’ other doubles teams of Sadie Christianson and Katie Leitch (6-2, 6-3) and Maren Lundberg and Abby Lemke (6-4) both fell in their season debuts.

In singles action, Amanda Nelson fell 6-2, 6-4 to Anna Steinwood of Moorhead, Abby MacFarlane played a tough set against Natalie Kinkel of Park Rapids but fell 6-2, 7-5, Kailyn Richey dropped two sets (6-4, 6-2) to Elle Jorgenson of Thief River Falls and Taylor Pikala fell in a tie-breaker 7-6 (7-5) to Mackenzie Bergstrom of Roseau.

The Otters will begin their dual season Tuesday as they welcome in Park Rapids at noon at the Kennedy Secondary School courts.


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