The team accumulated 16 points overall and tied for fifth place out of eight teams.
The Crookston Pirates hosted the annual Carla Johnson Memorial Tournament on Saturday, August 25. In first singles, freshman Hayden Winjum won every set in her four matches to take first place and the sophomore first doubles pair of Catherine Tiedemann and Emma Borowicz went 2-1 to earn third place. The team accumulated 16 points overall and tied for fifth place out of eight teams.
Winjum blew past the first round winning the match in two sets 6-1, 6-2. In the semifinals match, Winjum controlled set number one 6-2 and outlasted a close second set with a 7-5 final. The first set of the championship match came down to a tiebreaker that Winjum won 7-6(7-5). Winjum later clinched gold winning set two 7-5.
Senior Hannah Street landed in the consolation bracket following a 6-1, 6-2 first-round loss. Street quickly rebounded to win the consolation semifinals in comeback fashion 4-6, 7-6(7-3), 12-10. For the consolation finals, Street lost two close sets 7-5, 6-3 and ended the day in sixth place.
Freshman Emma Osborn played a near perfect first match completely sweeping 6-0, 6-0. Osborn lost the semifinals match 6-4, 6-4 and then finished in fourth after losing the third-place match 6-3, 3-6, 10-5 in a third-set tiebreaker.
Seventh grader Halle Winjum followed a similar path as Osborn winning the first match 6-4, 7-5 and losing the semifinal match 3-6, 6-4, 11-9. Winjum eventually placed fourth following a 6-2, 6-1 loss in the third-place match.
Tiedemann and Borowicz handled their first opponents in a 6-3, 6-2 win, but came up on the wrong end of a close semifinals match losing 7-6(7-3), 7-5. However, in the third-place match, the duo won in two sets 6-3, 6-1 to claim the bronze.
Junior Eden Haller and Senior Elysa Christensen lost each of their first two matches 6-2, 7-5 and 7-6(7-2), 6-4. The upperclassmen completed the tournament on a positive note winning their final match 6-4, 6-2 and placing seventh.
The freshman and junior pair of Hannah Lindemoen and Audrey Harbott also dropped their first two matches by scores of 6-1, 6-0 and 6-4, 7-5. Much like the second doubles team, Lindemoen and Harbott salvaged the day with a 6-4, 6-3 victory in the seventh-place match.
Fourth Doubles (Exhib.)
Eighth grader Macy Fee and seventh grader Emma Gunderson lost their first match 6-3, 7-6(7-3), but won their final two matches, 7-5, 6-0 and 7-6(7-1) to place fifth.
The tournament played no role in the Pirates (2-3) record. Crookston next plays in a quadrangular in Park Rapids against Pequot Lakes, Long Prairie Grey Eagle and Park Rapids. The matches will take place at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. respectively.
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