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Hoisington girls tennis competes at Ellsworth
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ELLSWORTH — Hoisington's No. 2 singles Claire Crutcher (3-1) defeated Smoky Valley's Madelyn Mauk 8-7 (7-5) in a tiebreaker to place third at Thursday's Ellsworth Tennis Tournament. 

Hoisington's No. 1 singles Reese Merlau (2-2) placed fourth with an 8-1 loss to Ellsworth's Karli Haase. No. 1 doubles Lauren Higgins/Hailey Petersilie (1-3) placed seventh with an 8-3 victory over Victoria's Piper Nowlin/Jameson Toon. No. 2 doubles Carly Delzeit/Piper Jacobs (1-3) placed sixth with an 9-0 loss to Ellsworth's Emma Salyers/Bekah Vague.

Ellsworth (60) won the team title ahead of Sterling (53). The Cardinals (29) finished fifth.


TEAM TOTALS—1—Ellsworth 60; 2—Sterling 53; 3—Chapman 52; 4—Smoky Valley 42; 5—Hoisington 29; 6—Alma Wabaunsee 25; 7—Phillipsburg 9; 8—Victoria 4

NO. 1 SINGLES—1—Elyssa Frieze, Chapman def. Chelsie Brown, Sterling 8-4

HOISINGTON—3—Karli Haase, E def. Reese Merlau, H, 8-1; Brown def. Merlau, 8-1; Merlau def. Gabby Poels, P, 8-6; Merlau def. Jill Hett, SV, 8-3

NO. 2 SINGLES—1—Merdeith Kuntz, Chapman def. Felis De LaCruz, E, 8-1

HOISINGTON—3—Claire Crutcher, H def. Madelyn Mauk, SV 8-7 (7-5); Crutcher def. Mauk, 8-5; De LaCruz def. Crutcher, 8-0; Crutcher def. Hailey Gier, V, 8-4

NO. 1 DOUBLES—1—Reygan Coonrod/Inarie Rippert, E def. Kaya Norberg/Lily Heline, SV, 8-6

HOISINGTON—7—Lauren Higgins/Hailey Petersilie, H def. Piper Nowlin/Jameson Toon, V, 8-3; Norberg/Heline def. Higgins/Petersilie, 8-0; Cyrise Brown/Valorie Solida, P def. Higgins/Petersilie, 8-5

NO. 2 DOUBLES—1—Emily Wellman/Jaiden Jaeger, S def. Elena Jundt/Hannah Vague, E, 8-7 (7-4)

HOISINGTON—5—Emma Salyers/Bekah Vague, E def. Carly Delzeit/Piper Jacobs, H, 8-0; Kelsee Adam/Kaitlyn Leis, SV def. Delzeit/Jacobs, 8-2; Delzeit/Jacobs def. Kathy Eakin/Ryann Moffatt, P, 8-4; Clara Gfeller/Zoey Saum, Chapman def. Delzeit/Jacobs, 8-4