By PATRICK SLACK
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.
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.