Area Tennis: Pierz flashes doubles strength, but Crosby-Ironton slips by twice

Pierz senior Kelsey Moulzolf, left, puts away a forehand volley at the net during her match at No. 1 doubles against Pine City, Tuesday, as senior partner Shelbie Boser looks on. Moulzolf pulled out a straight-set win against Crosby-Ironton in the other match of the home tri.

Pierz senior Kelsey Moulzolf, left, puts away a forehand volley at the net during her match at No. 1 doubles against Pine City, Tuesday, as senior partner Shelbie Boser looks on. Moulzolf pulled out a straight-set win against Crosby-Ironton in the other match of the home tri.

Pierz took two of three doubles matches twice against Crosby-Ironton, but the Rangers rode strong singles play to a pair of wins in a busy week of action for the Pioneers.

Pierz hosted a tri Tuesday, falling 4-3 to Crosby-Ironton and 7-0 against Pine City.

Seniors Shelbie Boser and Talyre Boser cruised to a 6-0, 6-3 victory at No. 1 singles, with the senior duo of Beth Oldakowski and Alysia Przybilla also sailing to a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 2 doubles.

Senior Kelsey Moulzolf stepped into the No. 1 singles role in the match and pulled out a 6-4, 2-6, 7-2 win.

Pierz also took on Crosby-Ironton at the Aitkin quad, Aug. 22, falling 5-2.

Shelbie Boser and Moulzolf teamed up for a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 1 doubles and Oldakowski and Przybilla endured three grueling sets for a 6-4, 5-7, 7-4 win.

Pierz took a pair of doubles matches in a 4-3 defeat against Mora, with Shelbie Boser and Moulzolf winning in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles and Talyre Boser and sophomore Magen Langer winning 3-6, 6-3, 7-4 at No. 3 doubles.

Freshman Brittney Boser added a 6-2, 6-3 victory at No. 3 singles.

Talyre Boser and Langer also won in three sets 6-4, 5-7, 7-4 at No. 3 doubles in a 5-2 team defeat against Aitkin, with sophomore Abby Athman winning 6-2, 7-5 at No. 3 singles.

 

LF sweeps doubles play in win

Little Falls didn’t drop a set in doubles play and managed a split in singles action to defeat the host Thunder 5-2 at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Upsala-Swanville (LPGE/USA) Area quad, Aug. 22.

Seniors Rachel Veillette and Mikayla Gottwalt didn’t drop a game in a 6-0, 6-0 shellacking at No. 1 doubles, with identical 6-2, 6-4 wins turned in by seniors Lindsey Schneider and Rachel Reis at No. 2 doubles and junior Sophie Jorgensen and sophomore Kristen Athman at No. 3 doubles.

Pierz senior Nikki Hoheisel quickly covers the court to hit a forehand return during her match at No. 1 singles versus Pine City during Tuesday’s home tri.

Pierz senior Nikki Hoheisel quickly covers the court to hit a forehand return during her match at No. 1 singles versus Pine City during Tuesday’s home tri.

Sophomore Arielle Emerson won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1 singles and senior Katelynn Kanieski won at No. 3 singles.

Little Falls fell 6-1 to Osakis and Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg in the other two matches of the quad, while LPGE/USA was shut 7-0 by both foes.

Little Falls later added a 6-1 win over Parkers Prairie in Tuesday’s tri at Melrose, taking all but three games in the top three singles slots.

Emerson swept a 6-2, 6-1 match at No. 1 singles, with 6-0, 6-0 poundings delivered by sophomore Angela Meschke at No. 2 singles and Kanieski at No. 3 singles.

Freshman Grace Schulte completed the singles sweep with a 6-2, 7-5 win at No. 4 singles, with doubles victories produced by senior Rachel Veillette and Gottwalt at No. 1 doubles (6-4, 6-1) and junior Elizabeth Kula and freshman Lydia Lange at No. 3 doubles (7-6 [4], 6-0).

The Flyers were shut out 7-0 by Melrose.

Little Falls took three of four singles matches, but host Rocori swept doubles play to earn a 4-3 win, Aug. 21.

Emerson bounced back after dropping the first set to capture a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles.

Earning straight-set wins were Kanieski at No. 3 singles (6-4, 6-3) and Gottwalt at No. 4 singles (6-4, 6-4).

LPGE/USA later swept all four singles matches to fend off host Morris 4-3, Monday, punctuated by a quick 6-3, 6-0 victory from junior McKenzie Barth at No. 1 singles.

Barth would provide the only win in Tuesday’s quad against host Crookston, prevailing 7-5, 6-0 in a 6-1 team defeat.

The Thunder also fell 5-2 against Park Rapids Area and 7-0 to Pequot Lakes.

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