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Captain’s tennis career comes to an end

Senior captain Selee Olmen returns the ball to the opposing team Sept. 22. Park lost its first varsity match 4-3 to Chanhassen.
Selee Olmen inspires teammates on, off the court
November 2, 2020

Senior Selee Olmen recently completed her high school tennis career when she competed in her last match Oct. 14. When reflecting on her time, Olmen said her commitment to being a leader on and off the...

Girls’ tennis edged out by Chanhassen

Senior Marissa Boettcher prepares to volley the ball back to her opponent sept. 22. Park lost their first varsity match 4-3 to Chanhassen.
Park continues to work on communication and mentality
September 23, 2020

Coming into their match against Chanhassen Sept. 22, the girls’ tennis team was looking for redemption after losing to them a few weeks prior. According to coach Abby Rose, while the team did improve...

Girls’ tennis falls to Benilde

Sophomore Zoe Gutz reaches for the ball to hit back to her opponent. Gutz played a tough singles match but ultimately lost.
Park works on gameday mentality
September 19, 2020

After losing 7-0 against Benilde-St. Margaret's, the girls' tennis team had numerous difficult matches and were unable to defeat the Red Knights. Coach Greg Holmbeck said he is proud of the girls and...

Fall sports to continue with restrictions

Senior Abby Meyer competes in a tennis match Sept. 22, 2019. Tennis, cross country, soccer and girls’ swimming will begin modified seasons Aug. 17.
Football, volleyball moved to spring season
August 8, 2020

Despite being able to play club volleyball throughout the summer, senior Hannah Howell will have to wait until the newly created fourth season in March to play in the Minnesota State High School League. “I...

Tennis court closures are unnecessary

Photo illustration by Colin Canaday. According to an announcement by the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board April 24, many facilities found in public parks will be closed or removed. Among the services removed are tennis nets, an unfortunate and unnecessary decision by the Park Board.
Sport already follows COVID-19 guidelines
May 5, 2020

According to an announcement by the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board April 24, many facilities found in public parks will be closed or removed. Among the services removed are tennis nets, an unfortunate...

Tennis courts renovated, remodeled

Sophomore Ava Jacobson prepares to serve the ball at her match against Holy Angels Sept. 23. Park's tennis courts were renovated over the summer of 2019.
Positive reactions from community
October 11, 2019

After playing on the new tennis courts, senior captain Racquel Fhima said she has had a better playing experience.  “(The new courts are) really nice to play on (and) are so much better than the...

Girls’ tennis loses Sections in shutout against Washburn

Senior Victoria Contreras hits a volley at the Sections game against Washburn. Park lost 0-7 against the Millers.
The team faces a defeat of 0-7
October 10, 2019

Although they did not get the ending they were hoping for, junior Selee Olmen said the tennis team came out strong, both mentally and physically. “We went into (Sections) with really positive mind-sets...

Seniors join new sports

Senior Caitlin Seamen plays tennis against Bloomington Jefferson High School Sept. 16. This is Seamen's first year on the team.
Students explore additional experience in final year
October 6, 2019

According to senior Caitlin Seaman, she decided to join tennis for the first time this year because she thought it would be an enjoyable experience with her friends. “I decided to join tennis my last...

Girls’ tennis defeats Holy Angels

Freshman Kamryn Halley hits a volley during her match Sept. 23. Players are preparing for Sections beginning Oct. 2.
Park wins 5-2
September 24, 2019

After playing in her first singles match in a long time, junior Anna Jensen said she played well but struggled with endurance. “I haven’t played singles in a while so it was good to play singles...

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