Pella High School’s girls tennis team continued their early season win streak in Little Hawkeye Conference play, with a 10-1 defeat of Oskaloosa yesterday in Pella. The Lady Dutch continued to show improvement in doubles play, as they swept all five matches – including two third set tiebreakers.
Pella’s only loss came at No. 1 singles, as Hillary Nossaman battled back from a 1-6 opening set loss to Amanda Stefanik to force a third set tiebreaker, but fell 10-4 in the final frame. Lady Dutch Head Coach Margene VanHorn says its been important for her to remind Nossaman not to get down on herself after a loss.
“She’s come a long way just in the little time that she’s been out at number one,” said VanHorn. “We’ve got to remember – and I tell her this all the time – she played at number four last year, she’s jumped all the way to one this year, and it’s a whole different world out there at number one.”
The Pella girls are 4-0 in the conference and 5-0 overall in dual meets. The Lady Dutch return to the courts today with the six-team Knoxille Invite at 1:00 p.m.
Pella – 10
Oskaloosa – 1
No. 1 Hillary Nossaman vs Amanda Stefanik 1-6, 6-1, TB 10-4
No. 2 Nicole Oliver def Emily Chapman 6-0, 6-1
No. 3 Marah Bossard def Haley Dursky 6-0, 6-0
No. 4 Hope Wadle def Jenna Medlin 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 Kim TerLouw def Libby Boer 6-1, 6-2
No. 6 Megan Card def Caroline Thostenson 6-1, 6-0
No. 1 Oliver/Bossard def Stefanik/Chapman 6-0, 5-7, TB 10-5
No. 2 Nossaman/Wadle def 3-6, 6-2, TB 10-3
No. 3 Megan Jablonski/TerLouw def Dursky/Stewart 6-0, 6-3
No. 4 Card/Tori Beerends def Coon/Lourens 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 Brooke Kane/Lisa Vander Meiden def Septer/Korell 6-4, 6-1