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Pella Sends Two Singles Players, Pella Christian a Doubles Pair to State Tennis Tournament

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 5:57 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Andrew Schneider
The Pella Christian and Pella state qualifiers posed together for a photo following the tournament.

The Pella Christian and Pella state qualifiers posed together for a photo
following the tournament.

The Tulip City girls’ tennis teams took over the singles and doubles regional tournament in Pella earlier today.

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Lily Roozeboom and Bronwyn Metcalf of Pella were 1st and 2nd place respectively in the girls singles’ tournament and both are advancing to state.

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The Eagles’ number one doubles pair made up of Brooke Jorgensen and Rachel Tvedt were regional champions in their bracket and are going to state as well. Roozeboom and Tvedt are both making their second consecutive trip.

Metcalf told KNIA/KRLS Sports she was motivated since last year to be at state, and that it’s fulfilling to get to join Roozeboom and compete against some of the best high school players.

“Last year, I remembered how badly I wanted to go but actually tried to go in doubles last year,” she says. “Since I’m going as singles this year I think it will be really fun to go with Lily…I’m just really excited to play with her.”

Tvedt says she and Jorgensen have developed their chemistry throughout the season, and the chance to play with each other at state is special.

“Yeah, it’s been really good with me and Brooke, we play really well together–it helps that we’re really good friends.”

Singles and doubles play in Class 1A takes place at Byrnes Park in Waterloo on June 2nd and 3rd. PC’s Andrea Carballo and Abbie Vander Molen finished 3rd in doubles, and Knoxville’s Sami Thompson finished 3rd in the singles bracket. Pella and Pella Christian will compete in the regional team finals on Saturday.

Regional Tennis Doubles

Regional Tennis Singles