The Pella Christian girls’ tennis team of Paige Engbers and Veronica Francis had a mixed opening day at the 2013 Class 1A state tournament on Thursday. The Eagles opened up by defeating Spirit Lake-Okoboji in straight sets, 6 – 3, 6 – 2. In the second round, Red Oak was a little too much for Engbers/Francis as they dropped Pella Christian 6 – 1, 6 – 0 in the quarterfinals. The Eagles’ tandem would bounce back in the consolation quarterfinals to defeat Ballard, 6 – 4, 6 – 2. Pella Christian will be playing Rachael Westergard and Natalie Delaney of Spirit Lake-Okoboji in the consolation semifinals later today.