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Area Girls Tennis: Patriots open season with split in triangular

PEQUOT LAKES—Megan Muller went 2-0 at No. 1 singles and the No. 3 doubles team of Afton Crocker-Morgan Lueck won both of their matches as Pequot Lakes opened the season Saturday, Aug. 18, in the Patriots' triangular.

"It was nice to see all of the girls playing so well this early in the season," Patriots coach Monica Sergent said. "Megan Muller had a big win at No. 1 singles over Tia Dykema from Osakis who has played in the state tournament. Courtney Boller, Afton Crocker and Morgan Lueck had two solid wins on the day too."

Team scores:

Pequot Lakes 5, Perham 2

Osakis 4, Pequot Lakes 3

Pequot Lakes Results

Singles

No. 1: Megan Muller 2-0

No. 2: Morgan Mudgett 1-0; Courtney Boller 1-0

No. 3: Courtney Boller 1-0; Morgan Mudgett 0-1

No. 4: Maddy Pluimer 1-1

Doubles

No. 1: Alexa Fyle-Elli Saxerud 0-2

No. 2: Erin Bengtson/Maddy Sherman 0-2

No. 3: Afton Crocker-Morgan Lueck 2-0

Conference: PL 1-0. Overall: PL 1-1. Next: Crosby-Ironton Triangular Monday, Aug. 20: C-I vs. Pequot Lakes 10 a.m., Duluth Marshall vs. Pequot Lakes noon, C-I vs. Duluth Marshall 2 p.m.

Aitkin opens 0-3

PARK RAPIDS—Aitkin's No. 1 doubles team of Jessica Shaver-Brooke Hansen provided the Gobblers' only point as Aitkin opened its season Saturday, Aug. 18, going 0-3 at the Park Rapids Invite.

Team scores:

Thief River Falls 7, Aitkin 0

Crookston 6, Aitkin 1

Roseau 7, Aitkin 0

Aitkin Results

Singles

No. 1: Anne Courtemanche 0-2, Brooke Hansen 0-1

No. 2: Abby Monse 0-2, Jessica Shaver 0-1

No. 3: Ellie Jindra 0-2, Kelsi Welle 0-1

No. 4: Grace Janzen 0-2, Breanna Hines 0-1

Doubles

No. 1: Shaver-Hansen 1-1, Courtemanche-Jindra 0-1

No. 2: Welle-Hines 0-2, Monse-Janzen 0-1

No. 3: Sophie Ryan-Ashlyn Berg 0-3

Overall: A 0-3. Next: Aitkin, Cloquet, North Branch at Mora Invitational 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20.

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