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Area Girls Tennis: Pioneers shut out Little Falls

PIERZ--Val Gall won in straight sets at No. 2 singles for the Pierz Pioneers who opened their season with a 7-0 shutout of the Little Falls Flyers in a Granite Ridge Conference meet Friday, Aug. 17.

PIERZ-Val Gall won in straight sets at No. 2 singles for the Pierz Pioneers who opened their season with a 7-0 shutout of the Little Falls Flyers in a Granite Ridge Conference meet Friday, Aug. 17.

The Pioneers' No. 2 doubles team of Kamie Athman-Halle Zupan also won by a 6-0, 6-0 score.

Pierz 7, Little Falls 0

Singles

No. 1: Becky Langer (P) def. Sadie Sue Houdek 6-2, 6-1

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No. 2: Val Gall (P) def. Makayla Geise 6-0, 6-0

No. 3: Kalyn Gritzmacher (P) def. Brianna Marshik 6-0, 6-1

No. 4: Mariah Kirschbaum (P) def. Madeline Nuehring 6-0, 6-1

Doubles

No. 1: Laura Skiba-Anessa Leidenfrost (P) def. Kaitlyn Cox-Alexa Stoner 6-1, 6-2

No. 2: Katelyn Smude-Abby Andrea (P) def. Beth Ahlin-Tori Gottwalt 6-2, 6-2

No. 3: Kami Athman-Halle Zupan (P) def. Ashley Hagen-Sylvia Irwin 6-0, 6-0

Conference: P 1-0, LF 0-1. Overall: P 1-0, LF 0-3. Next: Little Falls at LP-GE/Swanville/Upsala Triangular 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21; Pierz vs. Eveleth-Gilbert at Forestview Middle School, Baxter, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21.

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C-I wins 2 of 3

MORA-Kalina Spalj raised her season record to 5-0 by winning three doubles matches with partner Shelain Lewis as the Crosby-Ironton Rangers went 2-1 at the Mora Invite Friday, Aug. 17.

Mckenzie McLean and Sydney Roberts each won their first varsity matches for C-I. McLean was 2-1 at No. 4 singles and Roberts won one of three doubles matches.

Team scores

C-I def. Mora 5-2

Eveleth-Gilbert def. C-I 6-1

C-I def. Duluth Marshall 4-3

C-I Singles

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No. 1: Lauren Sablan 1-2

No. 2: Tori Decent 1-2

No. 3: Teresa Goodwin 1-2

No. 4: McKenzie McLean 2-1

C-I Doubles

No. 1: Kalina Spalj-Shalain Lewis 3-0

No. 2: Jordyan Millsop-Bella Sablan 1-2

No. 3: Sydney Roberts-Jenna Rasmussen 1-2

Overall: C-I 3-2. Next: Crosby-Ironton Triangular: C-I vs. Pequot Lakes 10 a.m., Duluth Marshall vs. Pequot Lakes noon, C-I vs. Duluth Marshall 2 p.m.

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