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Eagles’ Girls Earn Unconventional Sweep in Regional Tennis Tournament

Posted: Monday, May 19th, 2014 at 5:59 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Cory Houser

The Pella Christian girls’ tennis team earned a forfeit win and a more “normal” victory in regional play on Saturday. The Eagles started the day picking up a forfeit win over Chariton, as the Chargers only had five players show up. Rested and ready for the next round, the Eagles downed a tough Maharishi/Fairfield squad, 5 – 2. Four singles’ matches went Pella Christian’s way, and Andrea Carballo and Haylie Van Maanen teamed up to put the final nail in the coffin with a doubles victory to give the Eagles the win. Pella Christian as a team moves on to the regional finals next Saturday against Keokuk. However, the Eagles have a bit of business to take care of on Thursday, with the individual state tournament qualifier tournament. Pella Christian will host that starting at 9:00 a.m. Full Eagles’ results are below.

Round 1
PC def Chariton 5/0
Chariton forfeited with only 5 players

Round 2
PC def Maharishi 5/2
Andrea De Bruin (PC) def Lydia Higgins (M) 6-2, 6-1
Jackie Leete (M) def Claire Van Weelden (PC) 6-2, 5-7, 1-0(5)
Flower Shreck (M) def Addison Van Weelden (PC) 6-4, 6-1
Rachel Tvedt (PC) def Melat Gebremaria (M) 6-4, 6-2
Andrea Carballo (PC) def Jessica Orne (M) 7-5, 6-1
Abbie Vander Molen (PC) def Adinda Koopmans (M) 6-1, 6-0
Carballo/Haylie Van Maanen (PC) def Orne/Koopmans (M) 6-1, 6-4