Girls Tennis: Pierz narrowly gets past Little Falls again

By PATRICK SLACK
Sports Editor
patrick.slack@mcrecord.com

Little Falls vs. Pierz girls tennis photo gallery

Little Falls freshman Arielle Emerson rips a backhand return during her match at No. 1 singles against visiting Pierz, Tuesday. Emerson won a lengthy contest 6-3, 7-6 (9), but the Pioneers were able to come away with a narrow 4-3 victory.

Little Falls freshman Arielle Emerson rips a backhand return during her match at No. 1 singles against visiting Pierz, Tuesday. Emerson won a lengthy contest 6-3, 7-6 (9), but the Pioneers were able to come away with a narrow 4-3 victory.

In a battle that included a trio of three-set matches and a pair of tiebreakers, Pierz came away with a narrow 4-3 win at Little Falls, Tuesday, its second win by that margin over the Flyers this season.

Pierz garnered three of its four wins in singles play, including a key 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 victory at No. 2 singles from junior Nikki Hoheisel.

Freshman Hannah Andrea and sophomore Alivia Leidenfrost both cruised in the first set of their matches before sealing wins in close second sets, with Andrea prevailing 6-1, 7-5 at No. 3 singles and Leidenfrost winning 6-2, 7-6 (4) at No. 4 singles.

The Pioneers also received the lone doubles win they required from their top duo of juniors Shelbie Boser and Kelsey Moulzolf by a score of 6-3, 6-3.

Pierz junior Nikki Hoheisel delivers a serve in her No. 2 singles match at Little Falls, Tuesday. Hoheisel earned a 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 win to help the Pioneers pull out a 4-3 win.

Pierz junior Nikki Hoheisel delivers a serve in her No. 2 singles match at Little Falls, Tuesday. Hoheisel earned a 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 win to help the Pioneers pull out a 4-3 win.

Little Falls pulled out a pair of three-set contests in doubles play, with senior Jessica Durfee and junior Lindsey Schneider winning 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles and junior Rachel Veillette and sophomore Elizabeth Kula capturing a 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 win at No. 3 doubles.

Freshman Arielle Emerson survived a marathon second set to win 6-3, 7-6 (9) at No. 1 singles for the Flyers.

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