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Area Girls Tennis: Pequot's Muller-Mudgett win subsection

SARTELL—Pierz is advancing both doubles teams and a Val Gall in singles while Pequot Lakes is sending Courtney Boller and a doubles team and Crosby-Ironton has a doubles team moving on following the South Subsection 7-1A individual tournament at Sta-Fit Wednesday, Oct. 10.

The top four singles players and top four doubles teams advance to the Section 7-1A individual tournament Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Virginia.

Pequot's Megan Muller and Morgan Mudgett teamed up for the first time to play doubles and breezed through three matches in straight sets to claim the subsection doubles title. Muller is now 26-3 and Mudgett 25-5.

Courtney Boller moves on to the section tournament with a 29-2 singles record for the Patriots after suffering just her second loss of the season, 6-2, 6-3 to Lydia Adams of Pine City in the championship match.

Advancing for Pierz are the doubles teams of Laura Skiba-Becky Langer which finished second to Muller-Mudgett and third-place Kalyn Gritzmacher-Abby Andrea. Gall defeated Ella Sell of Pine City 6-2, 6-2 in the third-place singles match.

Crosby-Ironton's Shelain Lewis-Kalina Spalj qualified for the section with a fourth-place finish in doubles.

Pequot Lakes Results


Erin Bengtson def. Teresa Goodwin 6-1, 6-0; Quarterfinals: Lydia Adams (PC) def. Bengtson 6-1, 6-0

Courtney Boller def. Kately Smudi (Prz) 6-0, 6-0; Quarterfinals: Boller def. Loren Sablan (C-I) 6-0, 6-0; Semifinals: Boller def. Ella Sell (PC) 6-1, 6-0; Finals: Lydia Adams (PC) def. Boller 6-2, 6-3


Quarterfinals: Alexa Fyle-Elli Saxerud lost 6-4, 6-2 to Shelain Lewis-Kalina Spalj (C-I)

Quarterfinals: Morgan Mudgett-Megan Muller def. Kelsi Reynolds-Tori Dion (Mora) 6-1, 6-0; Semifinals: Mudgett-Muller def. Kalyn Gritzmacher-Abby Andrea (Prz) 6-2, 6-0; Finals: Mudgett-Muller def. Laura Skiba-Becky Langer (Prz) 6-2, 6-0

Next: South No. 1 Pequot Lakes vs. North No. 2 Eveleth-Gilbert in Section 7-1A team tournament semifinals at Virginia 10 a.m. Monday, Oct 15, Championship: Pequot Lakes/Eveleth-Gilbert winner vs. North No. 1 Virginia/South No. 2 Pine City winner 3:30 p.m.

Pierz Results


Quarterfinals: Val Gall def. Val Horrung (Mora) 6-1, 6-2; Semifinals: Lydia Adams (PC) def. Gall 6-2, 6-2; Third place: Gall def. Ella Sell (PC) 6-2, 6-2

Katelyn Smude lost 6-0, 6-0 to Courtney Boller (PL)


Quarterfinals: Laura Skiba-Becky Langer def. Lindsay Miller-Kate Miller (PC) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3; Semifinals: Skiba-Langer def. Shelain Lewis-Kalina Spalj (C-I) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3; Finals: Skiba-Langer lost 6-2, 6-0 to Morgan Mudgett-Megan Muller (PL)

Kalyn Gritzmacher-Abby Andrea def. Tori DeCent-Jordyn Millsop (C-I) 6-2, 6-3; Quarterfinals: Gritzmacher-Andrea def. Emily Carpenter-Maddie Berglund (PC) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4; Semifinals: Gritzmacher-Andrea lost 6-2, 6-0 to Mudgett-Muller (PL); Third Place: Gritzmacher-Andrea def. Lewis-Spalj (C-I) 6-1, 6-4

Crosby-Ironton Results


Teresa Goodwin lost 6-0, 6-1 to Erin Bengtson (PL)

Quarterfinals: Loren Sablan lost 6-0, 6-0 to Courtney Boller (PL)


Tori DeCent-Jordyan Millsop lost 6-2, 6-3 to Kalyn Gritzmacher-Abby Andrea (Prz)

Quarterfinals: Shelain Lewis-Kalina Spalj def. Alexa Spalj-Elli Saxerud (PL) 6-4, 6-2; Semifinals: Lewis-Spalj lost 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 to Laura Skiba-Becky Langer (Prz); Third Place: Lewis-Spalj lost 6-1, 6-4 to Gritzmacher-Andrea (Prz)

Next: Pierz in Section 7-1A individual tournament at Virginia 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Aitkin individuals eliminated

VIRGINIA—All six players for the Aitkin Gobblers were eliminated in their first-round quarterfinal matches of the North Subsection 7-1A individual tournament Thursday, Oct. 11.

Brooke Hanson-Jessica Shaver lost 6-0, 6-0 to eventual doubles champs Audrey and Lydia Delich from Eveleth-Gilbert and Anne Courtemanche-Abigail Monse were defeated 6-1, 6-1.

In singles play, Grace Janzen and Ellie Jindra were beaten by opponents from Virginia in straight sets.

Aitkin Results


Quarterfinals: Grace Janzen lost 6-0, 6-0 to Mary Skorich (V)

Quarterfinals: Ellie Jindra lost 7-5, 6-1 to Katie Scherf (V)


Quarterfinals: Brooke Hanson-Jessica Shaver lost 6-0, 6-0 to Audrey Delick-Lydia Delich (E-G)

Quarterfinals: Anne Courtemanche-Abigail Monse lost 6-1, 6-1 to Helaina Orn-Claire Boettcher (DM)

S-M, W-DC lose openers

FARGO—The fifth-seeded Staples-Motley Cardinals were edged 4-3 by No. 4 Crookston and No. 7 Wadena-Deer Creek was swept 7-0 by No. 2 East Grand Forks as both were eliminated in their first-round matches of the Section 8-1 team tournament Thursday, Oct. 11.

Haley Cichos and Keara Kern won their doubles match for the Cards 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-1) and Jenna Dvorak and Tasha Acherman won in singles with second-set tiebreakers.

Crookston 4, Staples-Motley 3


No. 1: Hayden Winjum (C) def. Lauren Rutten 6-1, 7-6 (7-2)

No. 2: Jenna Dvorak (SM) def. Catherine Tiedemann 2-6, 6-3, 6-1

No. 3: Emma Borowicz (C) def. Rose Hann 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

No. 4: Tasha Acherman (SM) def. Halle Winjum 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)


No. 1: Elysa Christensen-Hannah Street (C) def. Abbie Digiovanni-Tiffany Acherman 6-0, 6-0

No. 2: Haley Cichos-Keara Kern (SM) def. Hannah Lindemoen-Eden Haller 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-1)

No. 3: Emma Osborn-Emma Gunderson (C) def. Elizabeth Digiovanni-Allison Knossalla 7-5, 6-1

East Grand Forks 7, Wadena-DC 0


No. 1: Jenna Dietrich (EGF) def. Grace Hinojos (WDC) 6-2, 6-0

No. 2: Maggie Dietrich (EGF) def. Madison Packer (WDC) 6-4, 6-2

No. 3: Brynn Havis (EGF) def. Corra Endres (WDC) 6-1, 6-3

No. 4: Katelyn Farder (EGF) def. Kaylee Ova (WDC) 6-0, 6-1


No. 1: McKenna Aitchison-Delaney Aaker (EGF) def. Ashley Peterson-Madelyn Gallant (WDC) 6-0, 6-0

No. 2: Kate Johnson-Thea Haaven-Farstad (EGF) def. Kayla Meeks-Libby Hartman (WDC) 6-0, 6-1

No. 3: Aleah Hangsleben-Kendal Rand (EGF) def. Katie Fiemeyer-Genevieve Pinnella (WDC) 6-1, 6-3

Next: Staples-Motley's Lauren Rutten, Jenna Dvorak, Haley Cichos-Rose Han, Tasha Achermann-Abby Digiovanni and Wadena-Deer Creek's Madison Packer, Grace Hinojos, Ashley Peterson-Madelyn Gallant, Corra Endres-Kaylee Ova in Section 8-1A individual tournament opening round, Courts Plus, Fargo, 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct 12; singles quarterfinals 2 p.m., doubles quarterfinals 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.