by Scott DCamp
The Thief River Falls girls tennis team extended its winning streak to eight matches with a 2-0 showing at the Crookston Triangular Tuesday, Sept. 10.
“We picked up two big wins on Tuesday against two very well coached teams,” Tunberg said. “There was a point in the match against Crookston where I wasn’t sure which way the match would go and the important thing is we found a way to win. I think every player and any coach would agree not all winds are pretty. We got the job done and then some.”
The Prowlers went 3-1 in singles play and swept the doubles matches in a 6-1 win in the opening dual against the Pirates. The Prowlers got singles wins from Emma Fagerstrom, Ava Yuska and Bell Hamre, and doubles wins from Khloe Lund/Bela Nelson, Brea Prickett/Gabby Steele, and Brooklyn Brouse/Gabby Flaagan. Brooklyn Broadwell suffered the only loss for the Prowlers after bumping up to play number two singles against Crookston eighth grader Halle Winjum. Winjum won the match 6-1, 6-3.
The Prowlers used the same singles lineup and a slightly different doubles lineup in a 7-0 win against the Spuds. Playing in the top-two singles spots, Fagerstrom and Broadwell each won third set tiebreakers to win their matches, while Yuska and Hamre were winners in straight sets in the number three and four spots. On the doubles side, Lund/Steele, Nelson/Prickett and Brouse/Flaagan all won in straight sets.
“I’d like to point out our three doubles team of Brooklyn Brouse and Abby Flaagan, these two girls are becoming an outstanding doubles team together,” Tunberg said. “A cohesive team that is not letting up but continues to put the pedal to the medal.”
The Prowlers will host a triangular against Moorhead and Brainerd Saturday.
“We encourage anyone and everyone to come out and support the girls at our second home meet of the year this Saturday at 9:30 and 1 p.m. at Franklin middle school.”
Thief River Falls 6, Crookston 1
Singles – Emma Fagerstrom (TRF) def. Hayden Winjum 6-4, 6-3; Halle Winjum (C) def. Brooklyn Broadwell 6-1, 6-4; Ava Yuska (TRF) def. Emma Gunderson 6-1, 6-2; Bell Hamre (TRF) def. Halle Breggeman 6-4, 6-4.
Doubles – Bela Nelson/Khloe Lund (TRF) def. Catherine Tiedmann/Emma Borowicz 6-2, 6-2; Brea Prickett/Gabby Steele (TRF) def. Emma Osborn/Hannah Lindemon 1-6, 6-1, 10-6; Brooklyn Brouse/Abby Flaagan (TRF) def. Eden haller/Audrey Harbott 6-0, 6-1.
Thief River Falls 7, Moorhead 0
Singles – Emma Fagerstrom (TRF) def. Katryna Hansen 6-0, 1-6, 10-8; Brooklyn Broadwell (TRF) def. Nicole Hogland 6-3, 4-6, 10-2; Ava Yuska (TRF) def. Anna Korsmo 6-2, 6-0; Bell Hamre (TRF) def. Josie Palmer 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles – Khloe Lund/Gabby Steele (TRF) def. Kylie Dumas/Azyien Lunak 6-4, 6-4; Bela Nelson/Brea Prickett (TRF) def. Rachel Craig/Emma Craig 6-1, 6-3; Brooklyn Brouse/Abby Flaagan (TRF) def. Bailey Overbo/Ashley Knutson 6-1, 6-1.