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Dickinson’s Love, Wallace pick up wins against Saints

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BISMARCK — The Dickinson High girls tennis team spent plenty of time practicing inside.

The Midgets had their first two tournaments and West Region dual postponed due to inclement weather.

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However on Saturday, Dickinson finally played its first match of the season against the defending West Region champions Bismarck St. Mary’s. The Saints defeated the Dickinson 7-2.

“For the first time, we were able to get out and play a match,” Dickinson head coach James Kramer said. “You never want to start out with the defending WDA champs and one of the best teams in the state, but I thought the girls came out and did really well.”

Senior McKenna Love and junior Kayla Wallace posted the two wins for the Midgets.

Love defeated Emily Biechler at No. 5 singles with a three-set 7-5, 2-6, 10-8 win. Wallace took a 6-0, 7-5 win over Ashley Kilzer at No. 6 singles.

Despite taking the loss, Kramer was pleased to see the team compete.

The Midgets continue their traveling to Williston at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday.

“We are going to get an opportunity next week when we play Williston, Bismarck Century and Mandan,” Kramer said. “We’ll find out real quick where we are at.”

Singles: 1, Caitlyn Bakke, SM, def. Lindsey Bakken, 6-0, 6-0. 2, Alicia Beck, SM, def. Meryl Kovacs, 6-2, 6-3. 3, Mary Roller, SM, def. Ziria Rascon, 6-0, 6-1. 4, Karen Steigelmeier, SM, def. Mariah Jorda, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). 5, McKenna Love, D, def. Emily Biechler, 7-5, 2-6, 10-8. 6, Kayla Wallace, D, def. Ashley Kilzer, 6-0, 7-5.

Doubles: 1, Beck/Steigelmeier, SM, def. Kovacs/Jorda, 6-3, 6-4. 2, Bakke/Kilzer, SM, def. Bakken/Love, 6-1, 6-1. 3, Roller/Biechler, SM, def. Rascon/Ireland Jung, 6-2, 6-0.

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