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Girls tennis: Patriots sweep C-I triangular

Patriot senior Morgan Mudgett warms up before her match at No. 2 singles against Eveleth-Gilbert Tuesday, Aug. 21. Dan Determan / Echo Journal1 / 2
Freshman Megan Muller returns a volley against Eveleth-Gilbert on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Dan Determan / Echo Journal 2 / 2

Megan Muller, Courtney Boller and the No. 3 doubles team of Aston Crocker-Morgan Lueck all improved their records 4-0 as the Patriots girls tennis team swept Crosby-Ironton and Duluth Marshall at the C-I Triangular on Monday, Aug. 20.

The Patriots did not suffer a single loss in the meet.

"We really focused as a team on doing well against Crosby-Ironton," coach Monica Sergent said. "They are important because they are in our conference as well as our half of the section. The four singles players only gave up three games in eight sets, which shows how well they all played. Alexa Fyle and Elli Saxerud came through a high pressure, close match at one doubles to win in two sets. Erin Bengtson and Maddy Sherman displayed a lot of strategy and good decision making in their decisive win at two doubles as well. It was a great team win all the way around."

Team scores:

Pequot Lakes 7, C-I 0

Pequot Lakes 7, Duluth Marshall 0

Duluth Marshall 4, C-I 3

Pequot Lakes Results

Singles

No. 1: Megan Muller 2-0

No. 2: Morgan Mudgett 2-0

No. 3: Courtney Boller 2-0

No. 4: Maddy Pluimer 2-0

Doubles

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

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

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

Conference: PL 2-0. Overall: PL 3-1.

Patriots top Perham, fall to Osakis

Muller went 2-0 at No. 1 singles and the team of Lueck won both of their matches as Pequot Lakes opened the season with a split. Saturday, Aug. 18, in the Patriots' triangular.

The team topped Perham by a score of 5-2 before falling 4-3 to Osakis.

"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."

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

Dan Determan

Staff Writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal weekly newspaper.

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