Patriots win Brainerd tennis title
Pequot Lakes’ Sydney Holt was champion at No. 3 singles and Lauren Bengtson won at No. 4 singles as the Pequot Lakes Patriots won the Moose tennis tournament for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Brainerd High School.
The Patriots’ No. 1 doubles team of Ellie Erholtz-Carly Fyle was also a champion while Pequot Lakes’ Erika Monson won at No. 3 doubles, playing two matches with Maggie Heggerston and two with Sarah Najjar.
“Winning this tournament will definitely be one of the highlights of the season for us,” said Pequot Lakes coach Monica Sergent. “Our goal was to get first, but when we actually achieved it, the feeling for the team was amazing. They all played some of their best tennis, in spite of the heat.”
Pequot Lakes’ Hailey Wiebolt was runner-up at No. 1 singles as was the Patriots’ No. 2 doubles team of Madison Galligan-Alex Nelson.
The Patriots, 10-2 overall, are scheduled to host Staples-Motley in a key Mid-State Conference match on Thursday, Sept. 12.
“The match with (S-M) is important for us because they are not only in our conference, but also our section,” Sergent said. “The outcome will affect seeding for post season tournament play.”
Team scores: 1-Pequot Lakes 24, 2-(tie) Brainerd & Roseau 20, 4-Glencoe-Silver Lake 13, 5-ig Lake and New Prague 12, 7-Dance Team 9, 8-Perham 2.
Pequot Lakes Results:
No. 1: 2nd place - Hailey Wiebolt 3-1
No. 2: 4th place - Jaden Lindner 2-2
No. 3: 1st place - Sydney Holt 4-0
No. 4: 1st place - Lauren Bengtson 4-0
No. 1: 1st place - Ellie Erholtz-Carly Fyle 4-0
No. 2: 2nd place - Madison Galligan-Alex Nelson 3-1 No. 3: 1st-Erika Monson-Maggie Heggerston 2-0, Erika Monson-Sarah Najjar 2-0
Patriots 7, Perham 0
Sydney Holt moved up to No. 1 singles and still improved to 10-1 overall as Pequot Lakes swept non-conference foe Perham Yellowjackets on Thursday, Sept. 5.
“It is always fun to play at Perham because they have such a beautiful facility,” Sergent said. “We were able to mix our line up and give the girls some different challenges. This is a good time of the season to do this since it gives them a fresh perspective and keeps things interesting.”
Patriots 7, Perham 0
No. 1: Sydney Holt (PL) def Maggie Rennicke 6-0, 6-2
No. 2: Lauren Bengtson (PL) def Josie Beachy 6-3, 6-0
No. 3: Carly Fyle (PL) def Gesa Mueller 6-2, 6-1
No. 4: Ellie Erholtz (PL) Julia Pearson 6-0, 6-0
No. 1: Jaden Lindner-Haley Wiebolt (PL) def Katie Howey-Jessie Pearson 6-0, 6-0
No. 2: Madison Galligan-Alex Nelson (PL) def Makayla Kroenke-Alyssa Morris 6-0, 6-0
No. 3: Erika Monson-Maggie Heggerston (PL) def Danielle Graham-Savannah Olson 6-1, 6-2
Pequot Lakes swept singles play on their way to a 6-1 Mid-State Conference win over Crosby-Ironton on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
The Patriots swept all four singles matches.
“This was a big win for us because (C-I) is in our conference, and we had similar records going into this match,” Sergent said. “Everyone played well. Lauren Bengtson probably played the strongest match of her career to date at No. 4 singles.”
Patriots 6, Crosby-Ironton 1
No. 1: Haley Wiebolt (PL) def. Gabrelle Hudrlik 6-1, 6-0
No. 2: Jaden Lindner (PL) def. Abby Gindorff 6-2, 6-3
No. 3: Sydney Holt (PL) def. Kari Watson 6-0, 6-1
No. 4: Lauren Bengtson (PL) def. Emilie Froidcoeur 6-2, 6-1
No. 1: Shannon Lundgren-Meredith Silgen (CI) def. Eleanor Erholtz-Carly Fyle 6-2, 6-4
No. 2: Madison Galligan-Alex Nelson (PL) def. Jessica Dauer-Rachel Reifenberger 6-4, 6-2
No. 3: Erika Monson-Sarah Najjar (PL) def. Shannon Taylor-Jade Stangel 6-1, 6-0