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Elli Saxerud returns a volley close to the net in her doubles match with Maddy Sherman Thursday, Sept. 14. Dan Determan/Echo Journal1 / 3
Alexis Lueck returns a serve in her Parents' Night match on Thursday, Sept. 14. Dan Determan/Echo Journal 2 / 3
Maddy Pluimer chases down a ball in her match against Staples-Motley on Thursday, Sept. 14. Dan Determan/Echo Journal3 / 3

The Pequot Lakes Patriots won five individual championships and the team title in the Mid-State Conference Meet on Saturday, Sept. 16.

"This was definitely a season highlight for us," head coach Monica Sergent said. "Everyone won their first round match and went on to play well all day. It was fun to bring home a big team trophy for our tennis program."

Singles champs for Pequot were Morgan Mudgett at No. 2, Courtney Boller at No. 3 and Maddy Pluimer at No. 4.

The Patriots' doubles winners were Elli Saxerud and Maddy Sherman at No. 2 and Afton Crocker and Morgan Lueck at No. 3.

Team Scores: 1-Pequot Lakes 44, 2-Perham/New York Mills 35, 3-Park Rapids 33, 4-Staples-Motley 30, 5-Detroit Lakes 29, 6-Crosby-Ironton 14, 7-Wadena-DC: 11

Individual Placewinners


No. 1: 1-Natalie Kinkel (PR), 3-Alexis Lueck (PL), 4-Kelsi Peterson (SM), 6-Abby Westrum (WDC).

No. 2: 1-Morgan Mudgett (PL), 5-Madison Becker (WDC), 6-Bryn Williams (SM)

No. 3: 1-Courtney Boller (PL), 3-Hayle Wold (SM), 6-Annika Severson (CI)

No. 4: 1-Maddy Plummer (PL), 3-Rosa Han(SM), 6-Isabella Severson (CI)


No. 1: 1-Claire Wolhowe-Anna Willgohs (SM), 4-Erin-Bengtson-Alexa Fyle (PL), 6-Shelain Lewis-Kallina Spalj (CI)

No. 2: 1-Elli Saxerud-Madeline Sherman (PL), 5-Haley Dietman-Haley Cichos (SM), 6-Sommer Popkes-Jordyan Millsop (CI)

No. 3: 1-Afton Crocker-Morgan Lueck (PL), 3-Katie Johnson-Jenna Dvorak (SM), 4-Kathryn Ireland-Isabella Sablan (CI)

PL 5, S-M 2

Mudgett scored a 6-1, 6-0 No. 2 singles victory to help Pequot Lakes post a 5-2 Mid-State Conference victory over Staples-Motley Thursday, Sept. 14.

"This was a big conference win for us. All of the girls played really well. It's always nice to win of Parents Night, too."

Boller won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3 singles to improve to 19-3 on the season.

Pequot Lakes 5, Staples-Motley 2


No. 1: Kelsi Peterson (SM) def. Alexis Lueck 6-3, 6-2

No. 2: Morgan Mudgett (PL) def. Beth Johnson 6-1, 6-0

No. 3: Courtney Boller (PL) def. Rose Han 6-0, 6-2

No. 4: Maddie Plummer (PL) def. Tasha Achermann 6-1, 6-3


No. 1: Claire Wolhowe-Anna Willgohs (SM) def. Erin Bengtson-Alexa Fyle 7-5, 6-2

No. 2: Elli Saxerud-Madeline Sherman (PL) def. Bryn Williams-Haley Cichos 6-4, 7-5

No. 3: Afton Crocker-Morgan Lueck (PL) def. Katie Johnson-Jenna Dvorak 6-1, 6-3

Conference: PL 3-1, SM. Overall: PL 12-6, SM . Next: Pequot Lakes, Staples-Motley in Mid-State Conference Meet at Wadena and Perham 9 a.m. Saturday.

Patriots 6, Rangers 1

Boller and the No. 2 doubles team of Saxerud and Sherman each improved to 18-3 on the season for Pequot Lakes which defeated Crosby-Ironton 6-1 in a Mid-State Conference meet Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Pequot Lakes 6, Crosby-Ironton 1


No. 1: Alexis Lueck (PL) def. Loren Sablan 6-4, 6-2

No. 2: Morgan Mudgett (PL) def. Emma Stokman 6-0, 6-0

No. 3: Courtney Boller (PL) def. Annika Severson 6-1, 6-0

No. 4: Maddy Pluimer (PL) def. Isabella Severson 6-1, 6-1


No. 1: Shelain Lewis-Kalinia Spalj (C-I) def. Erin Bengtson-Alexa Fyle 6-2, 2-6, 10-7

No. 2: Elli Saxerud-Maddy Sherman (PL) def. Jordyan Millsop-Teresa Goodwin 6-0, 6-1

No. 3: Afton Crocker-Morgan Lueck (PL) def. Isabella Sablan-Kathryn Ireland 6-0, 6-3

Dan Determan

Staff Writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal weekly newspaper.

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