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Knoxville Slips By Pella In Girls Tennis

Posted: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Derek Cardwell

The Knoxville Girls Tennis Squad earned a hard-fought 6-5 win over Pella yesterday at the Joel Tonda Tennis Courts. Knoxville won three singles matches and clinched the meet by winning three of five doubles matches. Pella kept fighting taking two of the doubles matches to three sets, ultimately splitting those matches. Singles winners for the Panthers were: Shamene Norman, Taylor Carter, and Madison Chrisman. Coach Nick DeMoss says with a little more experience on his side this season, he hopes the girls can compete better in dual meets in the Little Hawkeye Conference. Winning singles matches for Pella were: Morgan Ernst, Sami Wassenaar, and Bri Buzick.

SINGLES (Knoxville 3; Pella 3)

#1 Morgan Ernst (Pella) defeated Kassie Griggs (Knoxville) 6/0 6/2
#2 Sami Wassenaar (Pella) defeated Paige Spowart (Knoxville) 7/6 5/7 1/0
#3 Shamene Norman (Knoxville) defeated Molly Kalkwarf (Pella) 6/2 6/4
#4 Taylor Carter (Knoxville) defeated Kaitlyn VanWeelden (Pella) 6/2 6/0
#5 Bri Buzick (Pella) defeated Hannah Cunningham (Knoxville) 7/5 6/0
#6 Madison Chrisman (Knoxville) defeated Emily VanderWerff (Pella) 6/4 6/4

DOUBLES (Knoxville 3; Pella 2)

#1 Morgan Ernst/Sami Wassenaar (Pella) defeated Paige Spowart/Taylor Carter (Knoxville) 7/5 4/6 1/0
#2 Kassi Griggs/Shamene Norman (Knoxville) defeated Emily VanderWerff/Bri Buzick (Pella) 6/3 6/4
#3 Hannah Cunningham/Sierra Kendall (Knoxville) defeated Haley Miller/Maddie Gates (Pella) 6/3 4/6 1/0
#4 Madison Chrisman/Emily Blankenship (Knoxville) defeated Lauren Kreigel/Molly Kalkwarf (Pella) 6/2 6/3
#5 Kaitlyn VanWeelden/Ally Dingeman (Pella) defeated Shelby VanSteenwyk/Natalie Worrall (Knoxville) 6/1 7/6

MEET TOTAL SCORE: Knoxville 6; Pella 5