Tennis: Patriots stay perfect in Mid-State

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Pequot Lakes' Payton Mudgett returns a volley in her No. 3 singles match against Staples-Motley on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.
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PEQUOT LAKES — Carlie Eggert and Nikki Crocker battled back from a second-set loss to post a 6-2, 2-6 10-6 victory at No. 3 doubles as Pequot Lakes topped Class 1A’s No. 8 ranked Staples-Motley 5-2 Thursday, Sept. 22.

“The Staples match was huge for us because they are a Mid-State conference opponent and currently ranked eighth in State for Single A,” head coach Monica Sergent said. “It was fun to see the girls triumph against strong competition. We competed at a high level of play at every position.”

Payton Mudgett and Ellie Ouradnick both posted singles victories for Pequot.

Lauren Rutten and Ronnie Noska collected S-M’s two victories in the Mid-State Conference dual.

“I feel like we are taking our game to the next level and getting stronger every day,” Sergent said. “I believe we will finish our regular season on a strong note and, hopefully, peak right as we head into playoffs.”


Pequot Lakes 5, Staples-Motley 2


No. 1: Lauren Rutten (SM) def. Quinn Trottier 6-0, 6-4

No. 2: Ronnie Noska (SM) def. Allyson Yahn 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

No. 3: Payton Mudgett (PL) def. Georgia Krutchten 7-5, 6-2

No. 4: Ellie Ouradnick (PL) def. Elizabeth Digiovanni 7-5, 6-3


No. 1: Kelbee Lampi-Aubrey Wiczek (PL) def. Amy Rollins Kenzie Erickson 6-4, 6-1

No. 2: Eva Mumm-Kessa Eggert (pl) def. Corinne Olson-Madison Perius 6-3, 6-3

No. 3: Carlie Eggert-Nikki Crocker (PL) def. Heide Zimmerman-Jaida Holst 6-2, 2-6, 10-6

Conference: PL 4-0. Overall: PL 15-6.

Pequot Lakes 5, Crosby-Ironton 2

Ouradnik defeated Crosby-Ironton’s Mary Fleming 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 singles to improve to 23-1 on the season as the Patriots bested the Rangers 5-2 Tuesday, Sept. 20.

“This was a very competitive Mid-State conference match,” Sergent said. “Crosby has had some big wins against solid teams, so we knew we would need to play well as a team.”

Mudgett gave the Patriots a win at No. 3 singles. Mudgett is now 18-4.

The Patriots have now won 10 straight matches and are perfect in the Mid-State Conference.

The Rangers scored wins from Tori Oehrlein at No. 1 singles and Margaret Silgen at No. 2 singles.

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Pequot Lakes 5, Crosby-Ironton 2


No. 1: Tori Oehrlein (CI) def.Quinn Trotter 7-6, 6-3

No. 2: Margaret Silgen (CI) def. Allyson Yahn 5-7, 6-4, 10-6

No. 3: Payton Mudgett (P) def. Brooke Johnson 6-1, 6-0

No. 4: Ellie Ouradnik (P) def. Mary Fleming 6-0, 6-0


No. 1: Kelbee Lampi-Aubrey Wiczek (P) def. Monica Fleming-Sydney Jones 6-2, 6-1

No. 2: Eva Mumm-Kessa Eggert (P) def. Emma Silgen-Lucy Lewandowksi 7-5, 3-6, 10-8

No. 3: Carlie Eggert-Nikki Crocker (P) def. Lilli Young-Maria Smith 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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