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Panther girls pummel West Burlington-Notre Dame

GTNS photo by Andy Krutsinger

Shaleen Thiengmany sets to return the ball during her singles match.
GTNS photo by Andy Krutsinger Shaleen Thiengmany sets to return the ball during her singles match.
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The Mt. Pleasant girls’ tennis team cruised in their home meet on Tuesday night against West Burlington-Notre Dame. The Panthers rolled the Nikes 7-2 to move to 3-3 overall this season.

Mt. Pleasant won five singles matches to clinch the victory early on, taking each of the bottom five games.

Hallie Sandeen nipped Bethany Shane 8-6 in the No. 2 singles match for Mt. Pleasant’s biggest win of the game. Shaleen Thiengmany dropped Cortney Erickson 8-1 in the No. 3 match, and No. 4 Breeana Runyon topped Joleen Kelly 8-3.

Sierra Barton rolled Frankie Taylor 8-1 in the No. 5 match. Olivia Larson outlasted Binita Guantum 8-4 in the No. 6 match. The lone singles loss went to No. 1 Erin Zihlman who fell 8-1 to McKenzie Fry in the No. 1 match.

The Panthers took two doubles matches as well. Thiengmany and Runyon defeated Erickson and Abi McKee 8-4 in the No. 2 doubles match, and Barton and Larson took out Kelly and Shuyu Xian 8-2 in the No. 3 match.

Zihlman and Sandeen fell in a tight doubles match. They stormed back from a slow start to take it down to the wire, but eventually fell 8-6.

Mt. Pleasant picked up four wins in the junior varsity matches. Madecyn Anderson won 4-1 in singles. Mikayla Ackles won 4-0 in singles. Anderson and Ackles picked up a 6-2 win in doubles. Samantha Broecker and Maggie Fitzpatrick won 6-2 in doubles, and Alouny Phosy and Morelia Elias won a 7-6 doubles match, taking the tiebreaker 8-6.

Mt. Pleasant will be back at home on Friday, April 26, when they host Ft. Madison.