Dickinson drops 2 matches at state
BISMARCK — The Dickinson High girls tennis team was saddled with back-to-back losses during the first day of the state tournament.
Dickinson’s lone win during the opening game against the Roughriders came from the doubles team of Mariah Jorda and McKenna Love defeating Ellen Larsen and Michaela Meland 6-7, 6-3, 7-5.
In the second match, Meryl Kovacs and Kayla Wallace grabbed wins at Nos. 2 and 3 singles, respectively. Kovacs defeated Reagan Ingstad in straight sets 6-3 and 6-2, while Wallace topped Abby Ingstad 6-2 and 6-2.The duo of Wallace and Ireland Jung opens the doubles portion of the state tournament against Maddie Anderson and Alexi Caoili of Red River at 1:30 p.m. today.
Grand Forks Red River 4, Dickinson 1Singles: 1. Cindy Lim, GFRR, def. Ziria Rascon, 6-0, 6-0. 2. Maddie Anderson, GFRR, def. Kayla Wallace, 6-1, 6-0. 3. Paige Relling, GFRR, def. Ireland Jung, 6-0. 6-3.Doubles: 1. Mimi Yunker-Alexis Caoili, GFRR, def. Lindsey Bakken-Meryl Kovacs, 6-0, 6-2. 2. Mariah Jorda-McKenna Love, D, def. Ellen Larsen-Michaela Meland, 6-7, 6-3, 7-5.
Valley City 3, Dickinson 2Singles: 1. Clarissa Olson, VC, def. Lindsey Bakken, 6-1, 6-1. 2. Meryl Kovacs, D, def. Reagan Ingstad, 6-3, 6-2. 3. Kayla Wallace, D, def. Abby Ingstad, 6-2, 6-2.Doubles: 1. Sam Coit-Sara Gilbertson, VC, def. Mariah Jorda-McKenna Love, 6-1, 6-3. 2. Maia Wendel-Rachel Schueneman, VC, def. Ireland Jung-Shaelynn Roller, 6-2, 6-7, 6-4.