After stumble, Pioneers win four straight

By Tyler Ohmann

Sports Editor

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After dropping a couple of tough matches, the Pierz tennis team won four straight.

The Pioneers were bested 4-3 by Pequot Lakes and 5-2 by Pine City, Thursday, Aug. 24.

Becky Langer won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1 singles against Pequot Lakes. The doubles team of Brittney Boser and Katelyn Smude also won in straight sets. Gracie Gall and Laura

(9317sportsLFOrr) Staff photo by Tyler Ohmann
Little Falls senior Emily Orr follows through after hitting a backhand across in the net in a match at No. 1 singles against St. Cloud Apollo, Tuesday.

Skiba won in three sets at No. 3 doubles.

The Pioneers turned their luck around with a 7-0 win over Aitkin, Aug. 25.

Abby Andrea won 7-6, 7-6 at No. 3 singles in the match. Boser/Smude earned a three set win.

Pierz then beat Crosby-Ironton, 7-0.

Kalyn Gritzmacher won in a tiebreaker third set at No. 2 singles.

Once again the team of Boser/Smude earned a victory with a 12-10 tiebreak victory.

The third Pioneers win was a 6-1 victory over Mora, Aug. 25.

All three doubles teams earned wins, with the team of Avy Lease and Anessa Leidenfrost winning 6-3, 6-4.

Lastly, Pierz earned a 7-0 sweep of Wadena.

Langer was in the closest match, winning 13-11 in a third set tiebreaker.

The Pioneers travel to play Osakis, Tuesday.

Little Falls is still searching for its first tennis match victory of the year after losing four more, recently.

First, the Flyers were beaten 6-1 by Rocori, Aug. 25. The lone win was the doubles team of Grace Schulte and Sadie Sue Houdek in three sets

Monday, the Flyers were swept by Bemidji and 6-1 by Pequot Lakes. Houdek and partner Mikayla Geise won 7-6, 6-4.

Lastly, the Flyers were beaten 7-0 by St. Cloud Apollo in Little Falls, Tuesday.

All seven of the matches ended in straight set wins for Apollo.

The closest match for the Flyers was a 6-4 loss in set two by Orr.

Little Falls’ next match will be a home match against Becker, Tuesday.

Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Upsala Swanville Area (LPGE/USA) lost five matches in a row in two days, Monday and Tuesday.

Monday, the Thunder was beaten 5-2 by Rocori and 7-0 by Litchfield, a top 10 team in state.

Tuesday, the Thunder were beaten 6-1 by Park Rapids, and 6-1 by Pequot Lakes.

Lastly, Crookston swept LPGE/USA to Crookston.