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Tennis: Patriots improve to 10-6 - Boller moves to 17-3 on the season

Pequot Lakes' Morgan Mudgett returns a volley in her No. 2 singles match against Glencoe-Silver Lake on Friday, Sept. 8. Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal

Morgan Mudgett went 2-0 at No. 2 singles to help Pequot Lakes defeat Long Prairie-Grey Eagle and Sauk Centre by matching 5-2 scores Monday, Sept. 11.

Courtney Boller claimed a 2-0 record at No. 3 singles - moving to 17-3 - as did Maddi Pluimer at No. 4 singles.

The team of Morgan Lueck and Afton Crocker finished 2-0 at No. 3 doubles. Crocker now has 13 consecutive wins.

Pequot Lakes 5, LPGE 2

Pequot Lakes 5, Sauk Centre 2


No. 1: Alexis Lueck 0-2

No. 2: Morgan Mudgett 2-0

No. 3: Courtney Boller 2-0

No. 4: Maddi Pluimer 2-0


No. 1: Erin Bengston-Alexa Fyle 0-2

No. 2: Eli Saxerud-Maddy Sherman 2-0

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

Patriots third at Moose Invitate

Crocker and Pluimer went 4-0 to claim the top spot at No. 3 doubles in the Moose Invitational in Brainerd on Saturday, Sept. 9. The Patriots as a team finished third out of eight teams.

Mudgett finished second at No. 2 singles, and Boller finished third at No. 3 singles.

"We were really excited to place third amidst such strong competition," coach Monica Sergent said. "Maddy Pluimer and Afton Crocker played outstanding to win the third doubles championship in a tie breaker. Morgan Mudgett had a great day placing second at No. 2 singles, and Courtney Boller did very well taking third on the day. The entire team pushed themselves hard in each of their four matches of the day, so I am very proud of them."

Team scores: 1-Brainerd 27, 2-Roseau 18, 3-Pequot Lakes 17, 4-(tie) Big Lake and New Prague 14, 6-Perham 12, 7-Glencoe-Silver Lake 6, 8-Parkers Prairie 4

Patriots 6, G-SL 1

Mudgett, Boller and Morgan Lueck each swept their opponents, winning 6-0, 6-0 in singles play for the Pequot Lakes Patriots in a 6-1 win over the Glencoe-Silver Lake Panthers Friday, Sept. 8.

"This was a good team match for us," Sergent said.

In doubles play, Elli Saxerud and Maddy Sherman won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Pequot Lakes 6, Glencoe-SL 1


No. 1: Alexis Lueck (PL) def. Allie Harpel 6-3, 6-2

No. 2: Morgan Mudgett (PL) def. Grace Draeger 6-0, 6-0

No. 3: Courtney Boller (PL) def. Sasha Willhite 6-0, 6-0

No. 4: Morgan Lueck (PL) def. Kira Mattson 6-0, 6-0


No. 1: Justine Helmbrecht-Katie Doolittle (GSL) def. Erin Bengston-Alexa Fyle 3-6, 6-0, 10-6

No. 2: Elli Saxerud-Maddy Sherman (PL) def. Lilly Schmitt-Kate Lemke 6-2, 6-0

No. 3: Maddy Pluimer-Afton Crocker (PL) def. Krissy Major-Di Fleck 6-3, 6-2

Dan Determan

Staff Writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal weekly newspaper.

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