West Fargo 9
Valley City 0
1. Kierstin Lorenz lost to Sammie Smith
2. Clarissa Olson lost to Kaylee Stock
3. Sara Gilbertson lost to Sarina Olson
4. Sam Coit lost to Katie Baasch
5. Arelle Krueger lost to Brookke Christenson
6. Kristin Nelson lost Mackenzie Tucker
1. Lorenz/Olson lost to Olson/Stock
2. Gilbertson/Coit lost to Smith/Baasch
3. Krueger/Jessica Gylden lost to Christenson/Karyn Binde
Thoughts from coach Matt Nielson:
West Fargo is the definite #2 team in the East Region. Chad Anderson has done a great job with his program bringing them from nonexistence into prominence in about 5 years. The scary thing is that three of his top four are only 10th graders.
Our #1 doubles team came out again and played the best match of the day going 6-3, 6-4 against a very tough team and probably the #1 or #2 doubles team in the region. We were down 5-2 in the second set and fought back to 5-4 before West Fargo put the match away.
Jessica Gylden competed in her first ever varsity match. The lengthy junior played excellent net at #3 doubles and proved that she can play at the varsity level. She also played a JV singles match and came away with the only win at the varsity site on the day.
Tomorrow's match against Grand Forks Central is going to be fun. They beat Wahpeton 6-3 and we beat Wahpeton 7-2. We should be very evenly matched. We lost 4-5 to them last year during the regular season and beat them 3-2 at regionals. They are returning most of their squad from last year. A tough test that our girls are ready for.