Girls Tennis: Pierz clips Crosby-Ironton, edged by Pine City

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Pierz senior Tarynn Kasper rips a crosscourt forehand during a rally at No. 1 singles against Pine City, Thursday. Kasper split a pair of matches on the day, including a key 6-3, 5-7, 9-7 win that lifted Pierz to a narrow 4-3 victory over Crosby-Ironton.

Pierz split a pair of narrow 4-3 matches in a home tri Thursday, defeating Crosby-Ironton and falling to Pine City.

Against Crosby-Ironton, the Pioneers prevailed with a pair of wins in singles and doubles play.

Senior Tarynn Kasper outlasted her opponent 6-3, 5-7, 9-7 at No. 1 singles and sophomore Kelsey Moulzolf dispatched her foe 6-2, 6-3 at No. 3 singles.

Junior Stephanie Brill and sophomore Shelbie Boser won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles and junior Emily Okroi and senior Becca Froelich won 6-4, 6-1 at No. 3 doubles.

Pierz won three of four singles matches against Pine City, receiving victories from senior Sara Schlegel (6-2, 6-4), Moulzolf (6-1, 6-2) and sophomore

Pierz senior Abby Bujalski leaps up to smack an overhead at the net during the No. 1 doubles match against Crosby-Ironton, Thursday.

Nikki Hoheisel (0-6, 6-1, 7-2), but dropped all three doubles contests.

Pierz plays at Aitkin, Friday.


Pierz 4, Crosby-Ironton 3


1. Tarynn Kasper (Pierz) 6-3, 5-7, 9-7

3. Kelsey Moulzolf (Pierz) 6-2, 6-3


2. Stephanie Brill/Shelbie Boser (Pierz) 6-2, 6-1

3. Becca Froelich/Emily Okroi (Pierz) 6-4, 6-1