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Wolverines claim two sixth-place finishes at Park Rapids

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Singles player Lindy Jones and the doubles duo of Sarah Moen and Erin Johnson earned sixth place honors Saturday as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines opened their 2014 season at the eight-team Park Rapids Invitational.

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Playing at No. 4 singles, Jones lost her first match to to Park Rapids' Tori Hilmanowski 2-6, 4-6 before topping Fergus Falls' Alice Schindler 7-6 (7-4) 6-4. Jones won her first match against Roseau's Kate Wensloff 7-5 but then lost 2-6, 5-10.

Moen and Johnson played No. 1 doubles for the Wolverines. After losing to Minnewaska's Makenna Hanson and Joelle Thorfinnson 6-0, 6-0 the WDC team posted a 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 win over Fergus Falls' Emma Clark and Abby MacFarlane. Their bid for fifth was struck down by Moorhead's Breanna Adamek and Erika Haiby 7-5, 6-2.

Abby Westrum placed seventh in No. 3 singles play by beating Moorhead's Melissa Glatt 6-3, 6-7 (2-7) and 10-6 in the tie breaker.

WDC's No. 3 doubles team of Grace Hinojos and Nicole Miller claimed seventh by defeating East Grand Forks' Kayla Partlow and Elle Vonesh 6-1, 6-2 after falling to Fergus Falls and Roseau.

No. 1 and No. 2 singles players Maddy Hinojos and Whitney Eickhoff finished eighth. Also placing eighth was the No. 2 doubles duo of McKayla Woods and Elise Kallevig.

Park Rapids Invitational

Team Results

Thief River Falls 28, Park Rapids 22, Moorhead 18, Minnewaska 18, Roseau 17, Fergus Falls 14, East Grand Forks 10, Wadena-Deer Creek 4

WDC Match Results

Singles

1 Maddy Hinojos (eighth place), lost to Moorhead 1-6, 3-6; lost to Thief River Falls 0-6, 2-6; lost to Fergus Falls 1-6, 2-6

2 Whitney Eickhoff (eighth place), lost to Minnewaska 1-6 6-6 (4-7) ; lost to Park Rapids 5-7, 0-6; lost to Moorhead 5-7, 5-7

3 Abby Westrum (seventh place), lost to 5-7, 3-6 , lost to Minnewaska 6-2 1-6 (8-10), beat Moorhead 6-3 6-7 (2-7), tie breaker 10-6

4 Lindy Jones (sixth place), lost to Park Rapids 2-6 4-6; beat Fergus Falls 7-6 (7-4) 6-4; lost to Roseau 7-5, 2-6, tie breaker 5-10

Doubles

1 Sarah Moen/Erin Johnson (sixth place), lost to Minnewaska 0-6, 0-6; beat Fergus Falls 6-2, 7-6 (8-6), lost to Moorhead 5-7, 2-6

2 McKayla Woods/Elise Kallevig (eighth place), lost to Park Rapids 1-6, 2-6; lost to Park Rapids 2-6, 4-6; lost to Moorhead 7-5, 2-6, tie breaker 8-10

3 Grace Hinojos/Nicole Miller (seventh place), lost to Fergus Falls 0-6, 0-6; lost to Roseau (NA); beat EGF 6-1, 6-2

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