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Pella Girls Tennis Advances 3 Girls to State Tourney

With the Regional semifinals in the team tournament looming on Monday, a handful of members of the Pella girls tennis team made sure they’d be at the state tennis meet in one way or another, by advancing to the finals in the Class 1-A Regional Individual tournament.  No. 1 singles player Hillary Nossaman swept her way through the competition, defeating Pella Christian’s Stela Armstrong 6-0, 6-1 in the semifinals; and dispatching Centerville’s Katie Berner 6-4, 6-0 in the finals to earn a seeded position at next month’s state meet in Iowa City.  

The Lady Dutch also qualified their No. 1 doubles team, as Marah Bossard and Nicole Oliver were able to defeat Pella Christian’s Aubree Else and Megan Van Kooten 6-3, 6-1, also in the semifinals.  However, the duo would be defeated in the finals by the defending regional champions from Maharishi, but still qualified for state by placing in the top two.  The Class 1-A girls state tennis meet will be held June 3rd and 4th in Iowa City.

The Knoxville girls tennis team was also amongst the field in the Region 8 Individual tournament, but did not advance any player or doubles team beyond the first round. Results for area girls are listed below.

1st Round:

Hillary Nossaman (Pella) def Pearl Sawhney (Maharishi) 6-1, 6-1
Stela Armstrong (PC) def Jamie Chambers (Knoxville) 6-2, 6-1)
Hope Wadle (Pella) vs Kim Smith (Albia) 6-4, 6-7, TB 5-7
Cari Collins (Knoxville) def Heather Krumm (Grinnell) 6-7, 6-4, 6-3

Renae DeBruin/Kayla DeBruin (PC) vs Sikler/Mohammadi (Maharishi) 1-6, 0-6

Jenn Adrian/Emily Lee (Knoxville) vs Bassett/Withrich (Davis Co.) 1-6, 3-6

Megan Jablonski/Kim Terlouw vs Evers/Sheets (Chariton) 6-1, 4-6, 2-6

Aubree Else/Megan Van Kooten (PC) def VandenBerg/VandenBerg (Albia) 6-3, 7-5

Mandi, Alissa Deutsch (Knoxville) def Swaim/Payne (Davis Co.) 6-2, 6-0)

Nicole Oliver/Marah Bossard def Runyan/Jarmillo (Centerville) 6-1, 6-1

Second Round:

Hillary Nossaman (Pella) def Jenn Beatty (Chariton) 6-1, 6-1
Stela Armstrong (PC) def Kalie Marsh (Grinnell) 6-0, 6-1
Cari Collins (Knoxville) vs Kim Smith (Albia) 6-7, (TB 7-9), 0-6

Else/Van Kooten (PC) def Armstrong/Dollivey (Maharishi) 6-3, 6-1

Bossard/Oliver (Pella) def Deutsch/Deutsch (Knoxville) 0-6, 6-0, TB 6-1


Nossaman (Pella) def Armstrong (PC) 6-1, 6-1

Bossard/Oliver (Pella) def Else/Van Kooten (PC) 6-3, 6-1


Nossaman (Pella) def Berner (Centerville) 6-4, 6-0
** Hillary Nossaman – Region 8 Singles Champion **

Bossard/Oliver (Pella) vs Sikler/Mohammadi (Maharishi) 7-6, 6-2


Armstrong (PC) def Smith (Albia) 6-4, 6-0

Else/Van Kooten (PC) def Adams/Kriegel (Grinnell) 6-1, 6-2