The week of rain postponed both Pine City girls tennis matches scheduled for last week, but did not stop the Dragons from coming out ready to play on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Hibbing Invitational.
With only one practice outside the past week, Pine City was excited and ready to hit the courts.
The Dragons took fourth place overall falling behind Duluth East, Virginia and Stillwater. Pine City came ready to play and continues to improve each time they hit the court.
“It is exciting to see them execute what they have been working on in practice,” said coach Kristin Unverzagt. “The girls continue to encourage each other with a common goal to continue to improve each day, practice and match.”
Lydia Adams finished in third place (1st singles), Ella Sell (2nd singles) was rained out but was up in her third place match 6-1, 4-1. Addison Sell took home consolation champ at third singles. Emily Guzik played the first two rounds at 4th singles battling hard, but fell short with two losses, and Claire Emmons finished the final round at 4th singles with a win over Hibbing.
In doubles, the duo of Maddie Berglund/Katie Miller took third place, 2nd doubles duo of Sophie Lahti/Allison Unverzagt played three tight matches, and ended the day with a win in the third round, and the rotation of Claire Emmons/Malia Mikyska/Rhaya Merrick took third place overall at third doubles.
Pine City’s match against Aitkin has moved to Thursday, Sept. 19 (away) and their match against Little Falls has been moved to Monday, Sept. 23 at home.
No. 4 - Emily Dondelinger, Bemidji, def. Emily Guzik, Pine City, 6-1, 7-5, -;
No. 4 - Taryn Hamling, Grand Rapids, def. Emily Guzik, Pine City, 1-6, 6-3, 6-1;
No. 4 - Claire Emmons, Pine City, def. Julia Gherardi, Hibbing, 6-1, 6-2, -;
No. 2 - Ella Sell, Pine City, def. Jordan Troumbly, Grand Rapids, 6-0, 6-0, -;
No. 2 - Shay Callaway, Duluth East, def. Ella Sell, Pine City, 6-1, 6-3, -;
No. 1 - Lydia Adams, Pine City, def. Mary Skorich, Virginia, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4;
No. 1 - Aili Hietala, Duluth East, def. Lydia Adams, Pine City, 6-0, 6-0, -;
No. 1 - Lydia Adams, Pine City def. Jana Myers, Stillwater Area, 6-4, 6-2, -;
No. 3 - Allison Benning, Stillwater Area, def. Addison Sell, Pine City, 6-2, 6-1, -;
No. 3 - Addison Sell, Pine City def. Izzy Baggenstoss, Virginia, 6-1, 6-2, -;
No. 3 - Addison Sell, Pine City def. Aftyn Schmidt, Bemidji, 7-5, 6-4, -;
No. 3 - Malia Mikyska - Claire Emmons, Pine City, def. Hanna Beldo - Emma Ziegler, Eveleth-Gilbert, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-3;
No. 3 - Bryn Wurgler - Mara Doe, Stillwater Area, def. Malia Mikyska - Rhaya Merrick, Pine City, 6-4, 6-4, -;
No. 3 - Claire Emmons - Malia Mikyska, Pine City, def. Gweneth Moe - Taran Dimberio, Duluth East, 6-3, 0-6, 7-5;
No. 2 - Ally Johnson - Elley Graysmark, Duluth East, def. Sophia Lahti - Allison Unverzagt, Pine City, 3-6, 6-4, 10-8;
No. 2 - Hannah Nelson - Kylen Fenson, Bemidji, def. Sophia Lahti - Allison Unverzagt, Pine City, 6-0, 6-3, -;
No. 2 - Sophia Lahti - Allison Unverzagt, Pine City, def. Jada Wentland - Kasey Jo Renskers, Hibbing, 4-6, 6-3, 10-8;
No. 1 - Madisen Berglund - Kaitlyn Miller, Pine City, def. Allie Bussey - Claire Rewertz, Hibbing, 7-5, 6-1, -;
No. 1 - Catherine Monty - Elizabeth Milker, Stillwater Area, def. Kaitlyn Miller - Madisen Berglund, Pine City, 6-1, 6-3, -;
No. 1 - Madisen Berglund - Kaitlyn Miller, Pine City, def. Lexi Leitner - Nettie Kimble, Bemidji, 6-1, 6-0, -