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Tennis: Pequot repeat at Mid-State champs

Pequot Lakes tennis

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Pequot Lakes' Allyson Yahn returns the ball in her No. 2 singles match against Detroit Lakes on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.
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PEQUOT LAKES — Quinn Trottier didn’t drop a game on her way to a No. 1 singles victory as Pequot Lakes topped Detroit Lakes 7-0 Thursday, Sept. 29, to win their ninth straight Mid-State Conference title.

The Patriots won every match in straight sets. Payton Mudgett won her No. 3 singles match 6-0, 6-2 and the No. 3 doubles team of Carlie Eggert-Nikki Crocker won their match 6-2, 6-2 as the Patriots finished off the regular season 6-0 in the conference and 17-6 overall.

"I am hopeful that we can maintain this positive energy and competitive mindset as we prepare for a deep run into the playoffs," head coach Monica Sergent said. "I could not be more proud of this team."

Pequot Lakes 7, Detroit Lakes 0

Singles

No. 1: Quinn Trottier (PL) def. Anna Askelson 6-0, 6-0

No. 2: Allyson Yahn (PL) def. Jaden Mercil 6-3, 6-4

No. 3: Payton Mudgett (PL) def. Claire Pazdernik 6-0, 6-2

No. 4: Ellie Ouradnick (PL) def. Avery Kiabunde 6-1, 6-4

Doubles

No. 1: Kelbee Lampi-Aubrey Wiczek (PL) def. Arianna Leitheiser-Megan Lunde 6-1, 6-4

No. 2: Eva Mumm-Kessa Eggert (PL) def. Amaya LeCleir-Abby Noll 6-4, 6-4

No. 3: Carlie Eggert-Nikki Crocker (PL) def. Allie Bolar-Natalie Carlson 6-2, 6-2

Conference: PL 6-0. Overall: PL 17-6.

Patriots 5, Wolverines 2

PEQUOT LAKES — Mudgett won at No. 3 singles 6-0, 6-1 to improve her record to 20-4 as the Pequot Lakes Patriots knocked off the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 5-2 Tuesday, Sept. 27.

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"We knew that W-DC was a young, talented team that has been improving throughout the season," Sergent said. "Our players knew that they needed to be prepared to play well. The matches were competitive at all seven positions, including third-set tiebreakers at No. 4 singles and No. 1 doubles."

Trottier and Allison Yahn also defeated their opponents in straight sets.

Pequot Lakes 5, Wadena-Deer Creek 2

Singles

No. 1: Quinn Trottier (PL) def. Libby Hartman 6-2, 6-0

No. 2: Allyson Yahn (PL) def. Kaylie Endres 6-1, 6-4

No. 3: Payton Mudgett (PL) def. Charlie Snyder 6-0, 6-1

No. 4: Emma Muller (PL) def. Claire Kapphahn 3-6, 6-4, 10-8

Doubles

No. 1: Katie Fiemeyer-Anna Fiemeyer (WDC) def. Kelbee Lampi-Aubrey Wiczek 6-4, 6-7(4), 10-4

No. 2: Kayla Meeks-Cadie Leeseberg (WDC) def. Eva Mumm-Kessa Eggert 6-3, 6-3

No. 3: Carlie Eggert-Nikki Crocker (PL) def. Genevieve Pinnella-Chloe Leeseberg 6-3, 6-3

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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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