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.
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 , 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.