Tennis: Patriots eliminated by Rock Ridge

Pequot Lakes Tennis

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Pequot Lakes co-captain Kelbee Lampi returns a volley in her No. 1 doubles match on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022.
Dan Determan / Echo Journal

VIRGINIA — Ellie Ouradnik went three sets in her No. 4 singles match, but couldn’t secure the victory as No. 2 seeded Rock Ridge eliminated No. 7 Pequot Lakes in the Section 7-2A Team Tournament Thursday, Oct. 6.

I am extremely proud of this team for how well they competed, the determined mindset they brought to these matches and the fact that they never gave up.
Monica Sergent, Pequot Lakes tennis head coach

“Although we had lost to Rock Ridge our first match of the season, we went into it with confidence based upon how much we have improved over the course of the season,” head coach Monica Sergent said. “We competed extremely well at each position, but Rock Ridge also brought their ‘A’ game. We just could not close out games, sets and matches when we needed to do so.”

The Patriots finish team competition with an overall record of 18-7.

“I am extremely proud of this team for how well they competed, the determined mindset they brought to these matches and the fact that they never gave up,” Sergent said. “The positive team chemistry and sportsmanship that they displayed at all times was appreciated and admired by opponents, other coaches, and all fans. They are an amazing group of student-athletes.”

Rock Ridge 7, Pequot Lakes 0


No. 1: Lydia Delich def. Quinn Trottier 6-0, 6-3

No. 2: Katelhn Torrell def. Allison Yahn 6-1, 6-3

No. 3: Ally Finck def. Payton Mudgett 6-3, 6-2

No. 4: Mayme Scott def. Ellie Ouradnik 6-2, 3-6, 6-4


No. 1: Anna Beauchette-Julia Lindsep def. Kelbee Lampi-Aubrey Wiczek 6-3, 6-2

No. 2: Paige Mackey-Mylee Young def. Kessa Eggert-Eva Mumm 7-5, 6-1

No. 3: Syd Spetts-Ayla Troutwine def. Carlie Eggert-Nikki Crocker 6-4, 6-0

Overall: PL 18-7.

Pequot Lakes 6, Grand Rapids/Greenway 1


PEQUOT LAKES — The No. 3 doubles team of Carlie Eggert-Nikki Crocker posted a 6-0, 6-0 victory Tuesday, Oct. 4, to help the No. 7 seeded Pequot Lakes Patriots to a 6-1 victory over No. 10 Grand Rapids/Greenway in the Section 7-2A team tournament opening round.

“It always feels great to win the first playoff game,” Sergent said. “It makes the players feel like all of their hard work during the season paid off … The girls played with a lot of energy and effort, which is fun to see during their last home match of the season.”

Allyson Yahn, Payton Mudgett and Ouradnick all won straight-set singles matches.

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Pequot Lakes 6, Grand Rapids/Greenway 1


No. 1: Taryn Hamling (G) def. Quinn Trottier 6-1, 6-4

No. 2: Allyson Yahn (PL) def. Lindsey Tulla 6-4, 6-3

No. 3: Payton Mudgett (PL) def. Mercury Bischoff 6-2, 6-0

No. 4: Ellie Ouradnick (PL) def. Charlotte Moss 6-2, 6-3


No. 1: Kelbee Lampi-Aubrey Wiczek (PL) def. Caroline Ahcan-Hannah LaFrenier 6-2, 2-6, 6-0

No. 2: Eva Mumm-Kessa Eggertt (PL) def. Molly Pierce-Emma Moran 2-6, 6-0, 7-5

No. 3: Carlie Eggert-Nikki Crocker (PL) def. Alyssa Ohman-Quinn Cargill 6-0, 6-0

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Dan Determan has been a reporter for the Echo Journal since 2014, primarily covering sports at Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus
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