FORT MADISON — The Pioneer girls’ tennis team hasn’t lost a dual all season long and wasn’t about to lose its first Saturday.
The Pioneers, playing in Fort Madison for a chance to move on to the first round of state team tennis, rolled past Holy Trinity in their regional final by a final score of 5-1.
Maharishi School is part of the round of eight for the 13th time in the program’s 22-year history and is now 12-0 on the season. The Pioneers will be competing for a chance to move on to the final four with a matchup against tennis powerhouse Camanche on Tuesday.
Pioneer No. 1 Minna Mohammadi picked up the most lopsided victory of the day with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Holy Trinity’s Emily Lewis. Sophia Medvedeva fought past a close first set to pick up a 7-6, 6-1 victory at No. 3 singles, and Pearl Sawhney picked up a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 4. Maharishi School’s Dia Huggins won 6-2, 6-1 and Alina Knight won 6-0, 6-3 to secure the team victory in singles play.
The Pioneers open state team tennis vs. Camanche at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Mercer Park in Iowa City.
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