Area Girls Tennis: Pioneers pick off Parkers Prairie

Pierz and Aitkin hit the hard courts Monday, Sept. 12.

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Pierz Pioneers No. 1 singles player Britney Schommer returns the ball Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, against a Parkers Prairie player in Pierz.
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PIERZ — Alex Thielen topped Harleigh Drum 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles to help the Pierz PIoneers to a 6-1 victory over Parkers Prairie Monday, Sept. 12.

Britney Schommer, Kenna Otte and Olivia Thielen all won straight-set singles matches and Pierz’s No. 2 and 3 doubles were also victorious.

Pierz 6, Parkers Prairie 1


No. 1: Britney Schommer (Prz) def. Aili Toyli 6-3, 7-6

No. 2: Kenna Otte (Prz) def. Audrey Ruchheim 6-2, 6-0

No. 3: Alex Thielen (Prz) def. Harleigh Drum 6-0, 6-0

No. 4: Olivia Thielen (Prz) def. Ashley Vogt 6-2, 6-2


No. 1: Anna Helling-Brooke Schilling (PP) def. Marissa Otremba-Grace Moeller 6-3, 7-6 (6)

No. 2: Clara Tax-Abbie Virnig (Prz) def. Sophie Pfeffer-Dakota Moske 6-2, 6-3

No. 3: Cameryn Herold-Madelyn Kessler (Prz) def. Elektra Blumer-Elizi Hurstad 6-3, 6-2

Next: Pierz hosts Little Falls 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Aitkin 4, Duluth Denfeld 3

DULUTH — Madi Lehrer didn’t drop a game on her way to winning her No. 3 singles match and helping the Aitkin Gobblers to a 4-3 victory Monday, Sept. 12, over Duluth Denfeld.

Aitkin swept the singles matches as Breanna Hines improved to 10-3 with a No., 1 singles win. Macy Paulbeck won her No. 2 singles match 6-1, 6-1 and Peyton Perrien won by forfeit.


Aitkin 4, Duluth Denfeld 3


No. 1: Breanna Hines (A) def. Madi Watts 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)

No. 2: Macy Paulbeck (A) def. Zaidea Kinziger 6-1, 6-1

No. 3: Madi Lehrer (A) def. Elizab eth McVovern 6-0, 6-0

No. 4: Peyton Perrine (A) def. Lydia Saxin forfeit


No. 1: Ava Borham-Grace Schiltz (D) def. Kayli Bill-Sam Much 6-4, 6-3

No. 2: Maria Oppelt-Olivia Maki (D) def. Kennedy Jorgensen-Charlee Genz 5-7, 6-1, 10-7

No. 3: Riley Anderson-Libby Elliott (D) def. Addison Steffens-Paige Packer 6-0, 6-4

Overall: A 2-8. Next: Aitkin at Mora 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15.

Rocori 4, Little Falls 3

COLD SPRING — Julie Vetsch and Jenna Athman won a straight-set victory at No. 2 doubles for the Little Falls Flyers in a 4-3 non-conference loss to the Rocori Spartans Monday, Sept. 12.

Claire Kimman and the No. 1 doubles team of Beth Ahlin-Ashley Hagen each needed three sets to win their matches.

Rocori 4, Little Falls 3
No. 1: Kaylen Andrusick (Roc) def. Tori Gottwaldt 6-1, 6-1
No. 2: Claire Kimman (LF) def. Amber Field 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
No. 3: Autumn Kran (Roc) def. Alexis Nelson 6-0, 6-0
No. 4: Abby Gamradt (Roc) def. Eise Ballon 7-5, 6-3

No. 1: Beth Ahlin-Ashley Hagen (LF) Kaitlin Reitmeier-Olivia Schneifels 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
No. 2: Julia Vetsch-Jenna Athman (LF) def. Grace Piehl-Allie Faber 6-3, 6-1
No. 3: Ava Thelen-Megan Reitmeier (Roc) Korrin Gwost-Hailey McDuffee 6-2, 6-3
Next: Little Falls at Pierz 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13.

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