HEADLINE Area Girls Tennis: Pierz places 5th at Pine City

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PINE CITY -- Mariah Kirschbaum and the Pierz doubles team of Kami Athman and Katelylyn Smude finished second in their brackets to lead the Pioneers to a fifth-place team finish at the Pine City Tournament Saturday, Sept. 7.

The sixth-place Crosby-Ironton Rangers collected third-place finishes from their doubles teams at No. 1 (Kalina Spalj and Tori Decent) and No. 3 (Bella Sablan and Isabelle Viginiri). Bella Severson also finished third at No. 4 singles.

Macy Paulbeck’s second at No. 4 singles was the top finish for the seventh-place Aitkin Gobblers.

Team scores: 1-Virginia 39, 2t-Pine City 20, 2t-Eveleth-Gilbert 20, 4-Duluth Marshall 17, 5-Pierz 16, 6-Crosby-Ironton 14, 7-Aitkin 8, 8-Mora 6



No. 1: 5-Val Gall (Prz) 2-1, 6-Emma Stokman (C-I) 1-2, 7-Elise Jindra (A) 1-2

No. 2: 3-Kelsey Welle 2-1, 7-Teresa Goodwin (C-I) 1-2, Halle Zupan (Prz) 0-3

No. 3: 2-Mariah Kirschbaum (Prz) 2-1, 4-Ella Lewandowski (C-I) 1-2, 8-Breanna Hines (A) 0-3

No. 4: 2-Macy Paulbeck (A) 2-1, 3-Bella Severson (C-I) 2-1, 4-Megan Girtz (Prz) 1-2


No. 1: 3-Kalina Spalj-Tori Decent (C-I) 2-1, 4-Abby Andrea-Maddie Gall (Prz) 1-2, 6-Abby Monse-Grace Janzen (A) 1-2


No. 2: 2-Kami Athman-Katelyn Smude (Prz) 2-1, 6-Jordyan Millsop-Monica Stokman 1-2, 8-Sophie Ryan-Katelyn Welle 0-3

No. 3: 3-Bella Sablan-Isabelle Viginiri (C-I) 2-1, 5-Maddie Hoheisel-Marybeth Tautges (Prz) 2-1, 8-Ashlyn Berg-Aliyah Fayaz (A) 0-3

Next: Aitkin at Pine City 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9; Crosby-Ironton at Eveleth-Gilbert 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10; Pierz at Aitkin 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10.

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