The Crookston Pirate Girl’s Tennis team had another solid outing and beat the East Grand Forks Green Wave 5-2 in a match played in East Grand Forks. “It was good to see us come away with a 5-2 win today,” said Pirate Coach Cody Brekken. “Most of the girls are playing some consistent tennis for us right now.”
Halle Winjum won the first match of the day while cruising to a 6-1, 6-0 victory at third singles to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead. “Our singles line up is pretty solid,” said Coach Brekken. “Halle never lets up and got after it today.”
The third doubles team, a cousin duo of Macy Fee and Addie Fee won their match 6-1, 6-0 to give Crookston a 2-0 lead. “They were a little nervous right away,” said Coach Brekken. “They started to take control and control the net and got the win.”
Crookston took a 3-0 lead when Brekken Tull won a hard-fought first set 6-4 and cruised to a 6-0 second set victory to give the Pirates a 3-0 lead. “Brekken outlasted her opponent. She came out a little nervous and started to pick up her play,” said Coach Brekken. “She played consistently for us today.”
Crookston officially won the match when the second doubles team of Hannah Lindemoen and Emma Gunderson won a hard-fought match by winning the first set 7-6, 7-3 in the tie-breaker, and 7-5 in the second set and the Pirates led 4-0. “They came from behind in both sets,” said Coach Brekken. “They kept playing strong tennis and didn’t give up to give us the match deciding victory.”
Hayden Winjum gave the Pirates a 5-0 lead with a quick 6-0, 6-1 victory. “Hayden came out and played her game,” said Coach Brekken. “She came out and played well.”
East Grand Forks got their first win of the match at first doubles when Kendal Rand and Kendra Emery won a hard-fought three-setter 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 over Crookston’s Emma Osborn and Halle Bruggeman. “Emma and Halle played a good team from East Grand Forks. It was evenly matched and they performed well,” said Coach Brekken.
The Green Wave won the final match of the day at first singles in three sets with Maggie Dietrich beating Catherine Tiedemann. “Those two have had some competitive matches over the years and today Maggie came away with the win,” said Coach Brekken.
Crookston improves to 2-0 on the year and will host Park Rapids on Tuesday. East Grand Forks falls to 0-2 on the year.
|1st||Catherine Tiedemann||Maggie Dietrich||EGF||6-7 (0-7), 6-2, 10-4|
|2nd||Hayden Winjum||Kenedy Burris||Crox||6-0, 6-1|
|3rd||Halle Winjum||Thea Haaven-Farstad||Crox||6-1, 6-2|
|4th||Brekken Tull||Emma Farder||Crox||6-4, 6-0|
|1st Dubs||Emma Osborn
|EGF||6-2, 2-6, 6-3|