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Midgets tennis opens season with solid results

MINOT -- Closed off from the cold inside of the climate-controlled Cameron Indoor Tennis Center, the Dickinson High girls tennis team kicked off its 2019 campaign in successful fashion on Friday, April 12.

MINOT - Closed off from the cold inside of the climate-controlled Cameron Indoor Tennis Center, the Dickinson High girls tennis team kicked off its 2019 campaign in successful fashion on Friday, April 12.

Competing at the Minot Invitational, the Midgets ended their day with a 2-1 mark, defeating Williston 4-1, falling to Minot 3-2 before concluding with a 3-2 triumph over Jamestown.

In her first match with Dickinson, junior Anna Stankova won every game of her match with Coyotes freshman Evelina Lina, cruising to a 6-0, 6-0 victory. Seventh-grader Valeria Bradley and eighth-grader Malayna Schneider each came away with wins in singles action against Williston, with both taking their respective match 6-0, 6-1.

Facing Minot, the defending state champions, Dickinson did battle in five doubles matches, a deviation from the three-singles, two-doubles format that took place with Williston and Jamestown. The Midgets’ top three pairings dropped their matchups, but sophomores Elizabeth Dean and Kianna Baca were victorious out of the No. 4 spot, The duo took care of business against eighth-grader Emma Scheeler and senior Nathalia Cevallos 7-6, 4-6 (4). Meanwhile, the Midgets No. 5 pairing of freshman Lola Homiston and sophomore Maya Thompson defeated eighth-grader Martine Hammer and seventh-grader Sidney Ressler 6-3, 6-3.

Against the Blue Jays, sophomore Emma Dazell and senior co-captain Alexa Cofer joined forces for their second doubles triumph of the day, defeating senior Annie Johnson and sophomore Cora Wolsky 6-1, 3-6 (4). While Jamestown captured a split in doubles action, Dickinson captured the overall win with victories from Stankova and Schneider.

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Minot InvitationalResults Friday Dickinson 4, Williston 1 Singles: 1, Anna Stankova, D def. Evelina Tyan, 6-0, 6-0. 2, Valeria Bradley, D, def. Ellie Schmit, 6-1, 6-1. 3, Malyana Schneider, D, def. Riley Higgs, 6-0, 6-1. Doubles: 1, Emma Dazell/Alexa Cofer, D, def. Chesni Strand/Bryn Bratcher, 6-2, 6-7 (6). 2, Rachel Anfinson/Carrie Carmichael, W, def. Halie Enney/Elizabeth Dean, 7-5, 3-6 (4). Minot 3, Dickinson 2 Doubles: 1, Raquel Egge/Morgan Wheeler, M, def. Anna Stankova/Alexa Cofer, 6-1. 6-2. 2, Eden Olson/Sophia Egge, M, def. Valeria Bradley/Malayna Schneider, 6-3, 6-3. 3, Sidney Fettig/Joelle Fettig, M, def. Emma Dazell/Hallie Enney, 6-3, 6-4. 4, Elizabeth Dean/Kianna Baca, D, def. Emma Scheeler/Nathalia Cevallos, 7-6, 4-6 (4). 5, Lola Homiston/Maya Thompson, D, def. Martine Hammer/Sidney Ressler, 6-3, 6-3. Dickinson 3, Jamestown 2 Singles: 1, Anna Stankova, D, def. Phoebe Olsen, 6-4, 6-3. 2, Courtney Peterson, J, def. Valeria Bradley, 6-2, 7-6 (4). 3, Malayna Schneider, D, def. Olivia Schriock, 6-0, 6-0. Doubles: 1, Emma Dazell/Alexa Cofer, D, def. Annie Johnson/Cora Wolsky, 6-1, 3-6 (4). 2, Lauren Hible/Mia Wilson, J, def. Halie Enney/Elizabeth Dean, 6-2, 6-1.

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