Girls Tennis: Pierz singles out Little Falls in season opener

Sports Editor

Pierz took all of the singles matches, while Little Falls swept the doubles.

In the end, the one extra singles match-up spelled the difference as the host Pioneers edged the Flyers 4-3 as the two squads opened their seasons, Aug. 16.

Pierz was powered by four straight-set victories in singles play, including senior Kiah Marschel at No. 1 (6-1, 6-1) and juniors Kelsey Moulzolf at No. 2 (6-2, 6-2), Beth Oldakowski at No. 3 (6-3, 6-4) and Nikki Hoheisel at No. 4 (6-1, 7-6[4]).

In doubles action, Little Falls earned wins from juniors Katelyn Kanieski and Mikayla Gottwalt at No. 1 (3-6, 6-4, 7-5), junior Lindsey Schneider and eighth-grader Grace Shulte at No. 2 (4-6, 6-3, 7-4) and juniors Rachel Veilette and Rachel Reis at No. 3 (6-3, 7-6[2]).

Pequot Lakes swept both Pierz and Little Falls 7-0 in the other matches of the triangular.

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