The Little Hawkeye Conference held their girls’ tennis meet on Tuesday, and the Oskaloosa Indians gave a good run, but it was the teams from Pella who dominated the day.
In Singles Flight 1, Brooke Jorgenson of Pella Christian got the conference title, defeating Pella’s Lily Roozeboom in the finals. Newton’s Megan Pressgrove finished 3rd, with Grinnell’s Maddie Krumm finishing in 4th, Oskaloosa’s Josie Bunnell in 5th, and Norwalk’s Nicole Alexander in 6th.
In Singles Flight 2, again it was PC with the title, as the Eagles’ Rachel Tvedt got first place. Pella against was second, this time with Cecily Johnson. Grinnell’s Allie Stallman finished 3rd ahead of Newton’s Katherine Thorpe. Norwalk’s Emma Tollefson got 5th and Oskaloosa’s Jori Vandenberg finished in 6th.
On the doubles side, Flight 1 once again had Pella Christian coming out on top with the duo of Andrea Carballo and Abbie Vander Molen. Newton’s Kate Wyre and Sierra Griffith finished in second. Pella’s team of Bronwyn Metcalf and Lauren Kriegel finished in third ahead of the Osky team of Mary Yarkosky and Brooke Caves, who finished fourth. Grinnell’s Taylor Kirby and Holly Deserrano and Norwalk’s Kalei Owens and Elizabeth Klawon finished in 5th and 6th respectively.
Finally, in Flight 2 in doubles, Grinnell’s Macy Harris and Aleah Kastendick finished in first place, preventing a clean sweep for Pella Christian. The Oskaloosa team of Macy Scharff and Saydee Smith finished in second, with Pella’s Elyse Sadler and Patience Dykstra in third. Newton’s Madison Humphrey and Bethany Baumgartner finished in 4th, followed by Pella Christian’s Holly Milby and Bethany Van Kooten in 5th and Norwalk’s Madison Thielen and Emme Stockwell in 6th.
Pella Christian won the conference meet in the team standings with 36 points, followed by Pella with 32 points. Grinnell and Newton tied with 26 points for 3rd. Oskaloosa finished in 5th with 19 points. Norwalk brought up the rear with 7 points.
Next up for girls’ tennis is the postseason with the regional tennis meets, which take place on May 19th for individuals and on May 21st for teams. The state meet will begin on June 2nd.