GIRLS TENNIS: Jamestown tops DickinsonThe Dickinson High girls tennis team has seen steady improvement from the beginning of the season until now.
By: The Press Staff, The Dickinson Press
The Dickinson High girls tennis team has seen steady improvement from the beginning of the season until now.
Despite taking a 6-3 loss against Jamestown in a West Region dual, the Midgets saw some positive light Saturday at the DHS tennis courts.
“I thought Thursday against Century we were flat for whatever reason,” Dickinson head coach James Kramer said. “I thought today they came out with a lot of energy and a bit more competitive.”
Dickinson’s first win came from Lindsey Bakken at No. 4 singles. She defeated Jenna Reed 6-2, 6-1.
Bakken has had some close matches this season and Kramer said it was nice to see her come out on the winning end.
“It’s good to see Lindsey get a win at No. 4 singles,” Kramer said. “She’s had some real tough three-set losses and it’s nice to see her finish one off and get a win.”
Mariah Jorda won the No. 5 singles match for the Midgets. Jorda has been solid all season and continued that streak, defeating Anna Larson 6-2, 6-1.
“She’s probably one of the more consistent players that we have,” Kramer said. “She’s improved tremendous since the beginning of the year just in her point-by-point, game-by-game.”
The final win for Dickinson was at No. 3 doubles. The newly formed team of Jorda and Meryl Kovacs defeated Larson and Bailey Graves 6-2, 1-6, 6-1.
“That’s a new team that we put together the last couple weeks and they’ve been really competitive,” Kramer said.
The Midgets host Bismarck High at 3 p.m. Thursday.
Singles: 1, Sarah Muhs, J, def. Brooke Lietzke, 6-3, 6-1. 2, Kara Fix, J, def. Sydney Smutzler, 6-0, 6-4. 3, Erin Mullowney, J, def. Alex Simonieg, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3). 4, Lindsey Bakken, D, def. Jenna Reed, 6-2, 6-1. 5, Mariah Jorda, D, def. Anna Larson, 6-2, 6-1. 6, Bailey Graves, J, def. Meryl Kovacs, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.
Doubles: 1, Muhs/Fix, J, def. Lietzke/Bakken, 6-3, 6-4. 2, Mullowney/Reed, J, def. Smutzler/Simonieg, 6-2, 6-4. 3, Jorda/Kovacs, D, def. Larson/Graves, 6-2, 1-6, 6-1.
Rain hampers but doesn’t hurt Dickinson golfers
WILLISTON — The rain came down, but so did the golf scores at the Links of North Dakota.
The Dickinson High boys team overcome a downpour to tally a 339 during its weekend road trip to the Williston Invitational on Saturday.
“I thought we played really well today considering the conditions — they were terrible,” Dickinson head coach Sara Berglund said with a laugh. “It was pouring rain at some points and it was really windy. It consistently rained all day.”
Tanner Halter led the Midgets with an 82, but the team’s runner-up was from an unfamiliar face — Carter Donnan. The freshman shot an 83 for his best finish this season.
Bismarck Century won the meet with a 313. Bismarck High came in with a 320 and Bismarck St. Mary’s finished with a 326.
The medalist for the invitational was Nick Nustad of Bismarck. The junior shot a 75.
Also shooting in the mid-to-high 80’s for the Midgets was Shay Ridl (85) and Luke Hanel (89). Austin Fournier had a 92 and Alex Priebe finished with a 96.
The Midgets have almost a week to fine tune some areas before heading off to the East-West Invitational at Dakota Winds Golf Course starting on Friday in Hankinson.