Patriots advance to semifinals
The third-seeded Pequot Lakes Patriots tennis team blanked No. 6 East Grand Forks 7-0 in the Section 8A quarterfinals on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The Patriots, 15-4 overall, will face the winner between No. 7 Wadena-Deer Creek and No. 2 Park Rapids at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, in East Grand Forks. The championship match will follow the semifinals.
No Pequot Lakes player dropped a set on its way to advancing to the team semifinals.
“Haley Wiebolt had a nice comeback at No. 1 singles,” said Pequot Lakes coach Monica Sergent. “She won the first game 6-2, but was down 4-1 in the second game before coming back to win 7-5. All of our singles players did well.
“Our No. 1 and 2 doubles teams started out slow, but once they calmed down and got their feet moving, they played well.”
Other quarterfinal matchups include, the Perham/New York Mills winner vs. No. 1 Staples-Motley; and No. 4 Crookston vs. No. 5 Roseau.
Section individual competition will begin on Oct. 11, following the team final. Individual play concludes on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Pequot Lakes 7, EGF 0
No. 1: Haley Wiebolt (PL) def. Chessa Jones 6-2, 7-5
No. 2: Jaden Lindner (PL) def. Emma Dietrich 6-2, 6-2
No. 3: Sydney Holt (PL) def. Cynthia Loven 6-3, 6-1
No. 4: Lauren Bengston (PL) def. Emily Strezishar 6-2, 6-2
No. 1: Ellie Erholtz-Carly Fyle (PL) def. Ashley Normandin-Kaity Randall 6-3, 6-2
No. 2: Madison Galligan-Alex Nelson (PL) def. Kayla Cremers-Jenna Dietrich 6-3, 6-1
No. 3: Maggie Heggerston-Erika Monson (PL) won by default