Area Girls Tennis: Holt wins 100th career match in Patriots' victory
PEQUOT LAKES - Sydney Holt wasn't feeling well Tuesday, but she still managed to pick up her 100th career varsity win in the Pequot Lakes Patriots' 5-2 victory over Park Rapids in their final regular-season and Mid-State Conference dual meet.
Holt moved to Pequot Lakes as a freshman from the Fridley area and has compiled a four-year career record of 100-16. She is 26-1 this year, primarily playing No. 2 singles.
Pequot coach Monica Sergent said that even though Holt wasn't feeling her best, the four-year senior letterwinner wanted to play and try to get the milestone win before the postseason starts for the Patriots later this week.
Sergent moved Holt to No. 1 doubles where she combined with regular No. 1 singles player Haley Wiebolt for a 6-0, 6-0 victory.
Wiebolt is 24-4 on the season and will be seeking her 150th career win when the Patriots host Pierz 4 p.m. Friday in the semifinals of the South Subsection 7-1A tournament. Wiebolt, also a senior, is 149-30 and would join Val Meschke and Kayla Lenz as the only other Patriots in the 150-win club.
Pequot Lakes 5, Park Rapids 2
No. 1: Julia Smith (PR) def. Alex Nelson 6-4, 6-0
No. 2: Natalie Kinkel (PR) def. Lauren Bengtson 6-3, 6-1
No. 3: Mallory Goerges (PL) def. Tori Hilmanowski 6-4, 6-4
No. 4: Cassidi Herrlich (PL) def. Jada Rennenberg 6-0, 6-1
No. 1: Haley Wiebolt-Sydney Holt (PL) def. Drew Hilmanowski-Haley MacPherson 6-0, 6-0
No. 2: Alex Stone-Alyssa Golden (PL) def. Kellsey Clark-Rachel Palmer 6-2, 6-1
No. 3: Britta Bittner-Kayla Geike (PL) def. Gracie Eischens-Chloe Johnson 6-4, 6-0
Conference: PL 6-0. Overall: PL 18-3. Next:No. 4 Pierz at No. 1 Pequot Lakes in South Subsection 7-1A team tournament semifinals 4 p.m. Friday.
Pierz 4, Crosby-Ironton 3
PIERZ - Pierz won the first three singles matches and at No. 3 doubles as the No. 4-seeded Pioneers defeated No. 5 Crosby-Ironton by a 4-3 score for the third time this season in the South Subsection 7-1A play-in meet Tuesday.
Brittney Boser, Abby Athman and Becky Langer won in straight sets in singles as did Avy Lease-Gracie Gall in their doubles match.
Pierz 4, Crosby-Ironton 3
No. 1: Brittney Boser (P) def. Whitney Haukos 6-0, 6-2
No. 2: Abby Athman (P) def. Kyja Lindahl 6-1, 6-2
No. 3: Becky Langer (P) def. Shelain Lewis 6-0, 6-0
No. 4: Katelyn Norwood (C-I) def. Kalyn Gritzmacher 7-6 (10-8), 6-7 (1-7), 10-8
No. 1: Emilie Froidcoeur-Abby Froidcoeur (C-I) def. Hannah Andrea-Alivia Leidenfrost 6-1, 4-6, 7-5
No. 2: Madeline Kertzmann-Sage Stangel (C-I) def. Tori Fleischhacker-Magen Langer 5-7, 6-4, 7-4
No. 3: Avy Lease-Gracie Gall (P) def. Elizabeth Kuhlman-Hilary Holmvig 6-4, 6-4
Overall: P 5-14. Next: No. 4 Pierz at No. 1 Pequot Lakes in South Subsection 7-1A team tournament semifinals 4 p.m. Friday.