Bobcat girls tennis rolls over Southeast Polk, 9-2

Emily Miller and Mary-Kate Gruening

PLEASANT HILL — The Marshalltown girls tennis team picked up its first meet win of the season on Thursday with a 9-2 victory on the road over Southeast Polk.

After getting swept by Ankeny Centennial in their first match of the season, the Bobcats (1-1) won five of six singles matches and four of five doubles matches against the Rams.

Emily Miller took a 6-1, 6-2, win over Annie Vannoy at No. 1 singles and Mary Kate Gruening beat Gracie O’Donnell at No. 2 singles in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.

Madi Finch had arguably the most dominant singles victory, downing Tricia Veldhuizen at No. 3 singles, 6-2, 6-0, and Olivia Brintnall beat Isabel Wheeler at No. 4 singles, 6-2, 6-1. Grace Fisher rounded out the singles victories with a win in the No. 6 spot over Abbey Doyle, 6-3, 6-0.

Miller and Gruening combined in the No. 1 doubles spot to beat O’Donnell and Veldhuizen, 6-1, 6-2, and Finch and Brintnall made quick work of Vannoy and Wheeler at No. 2 doubles, 6-1, 6-1.

America Dominquez and Carly Streetz had to pull off a comeback to win at No. 3 doubles but they did and took out Doyle and Hadleigh Markun, 3-6, 6-2, (10-4). Fisher and Jillian Lang rounded out the doubles victories with a win over Haley Rupert and Lauren Abels at No. 4 doubles, 7-5, 6-2.

Marshalltown hosts Newton for its home opener today, starting at 4 p.m.

Marshalltown 9, Southeast Polk 2

At Pleasant Hill


Emily Miller (MHS) def. Annie Vannoy, 6-1, 6-2

Mary Kate Gruening (MHS) def. Gracie O’Donnell, 6-3, 6-3

Madi Finch (MHS) def. Tricia Veldhuizen, 6-2, 6-0

Olivia Brintnall (MHS) def. Isabel Wheeler, 6-2, 6-1

Hadleigh Markun (SEP) def. America Dominquez, 6-3, 2-6, (10-8)

Grace Fisher (MHS) def. Abbey Doyle, 6-3, 6-0


Miller and Gruening (MHS) def. O’Donnell and Veldhuizen, 6-1, 6-2

Finch and Brintnall (MHS) def. Vannoy and Wheeler, 6-1, 6-1

Dominquez and Carly Streets (MHS) def. Markun and Doyle, 3-6, 6-2, (10-4)

Fisher and Jillian Lang (MHS) def. Haley Rupert and Lauren Abels, 7-5, 6-2

Emma Newton and Lauryn Snyder (SEP) def. Emily Jacobs and Regan Smith, 6-3, 6-4