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Tennis: Patriots statebound

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The Patriot tennis team poses with its Section 7-1A Championship on Monday, Oct. 14. Submitted Photo

Alexa Fyle and Elli Saxerud earned a three-set victory at No. 1 doubles to secure Pequot Lakes’ placement in the Class 1A State Tournament after a 4-3 victory over Virginia in the Section 7-1A Finals on Monday, Oct. 14.

Fyle and Saxerud won the first set 7-6 with A 7-5 tiebreaker. After dropping the second set, the two rebounded for a 6-4 victory in the third set.

Pequot also scored wins from Megan Muller and Carly Chaney in singles play and the team of Morgan Lueck and Quinn Trottier in doubles.

The South’s No. 1 seeded Patriots opened the section tournament with a 6-1 victory over Eveleth-Gilbert, where Courtney Boller dominated her No. 2 singles match for a 6-0, 6-0 win. Chaney posted the same score in her win at No. 4 singles.

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Finals

Pequot Lakes 4, Virginia 3

Singles

No. 1: Megan Muller def. Anna Sietz 7-5, 6-0

No. 2: Ava Warren def. Courtney Boller 6-0, 4-6, 6-3

No. 3: Mary Skorich def. Madeline Pluimer 6-0, 6-0

No. 4: Carly Chaney def. Megan Kingston 6-1, 6-1

Doubles

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No. 1: Alexa Fyle-Elli Saxerud def. Anneka Lundgren-Jacie Smith 7-6(7-5) 1-6, 6-4

No. 2: Jaya Westerbur-Izzy Baggenstoss def. Madeline Sherman-Afton Crocker 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

No. 3: Morgan Lueck-Quinn Trottier def. Abby Moore-Syndey Cope Robinson 6-1, 6-3

Semifinals

Pequot Lakes 6, Eveleth-Gilbert 1

Singles

No. 1: Megan Muller Def. Lydia Delich 3-6, 7-5, 10-7

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No. 2: Courtney Boller def. Mylee Young 6-0, 6-0

No. 3: Madelyn Pluimer def. Kada Ceglar 6-2, 6-1

No. 4: Carly Chaney def. Hannah Beldo 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

No. 1: Alexa Fyle-Elli Saxerud def. Katelyn Torrel-McKenna Edstrom 6-1, 6-1

No. 2: Anna Beaudette-Julia Lindseth def. Madeline Sherman-Afton Crocker 6-7(5), 6-2, 10-3

No. 3: Morgan Lueck-Quinn Trottier def. Gianna Odella-Emma Ziegler 6-1, 6-0

Overall: PL 24-1. Next: Pequot Lakes in Class 1A State Team Tournament at Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22.

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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