MHS netters pummel Polar Bears for 1st win

Regan Smith

DES MOINES — The Marshalltown girls’ tennis team captured its first win of the season on Tuesday night, and it was never in doubt.

The Bobcats blanked Des Moines North in a CIML dual meet, beating the Polar Bears 11-0 to end a five-match losing streak to start the spring.

Marshalltown (1-5) won all nine contested matches in straight sets and accepted a pair of forfeits at the back end of the doubles lineup.

Five of the Bobcats’ nine match wins were shutouts, too, as Regan Smith stifled her opponent Natalia Guerra-Cerron in the No. 2 singles spot, 6-0, 6-0, while Kaitlyn Tiernan at No. 4 and Emily Diggins at No. 6 won by the same score.

Marshalltown’s top doubles tandem of Cassandre Lecompte and Smith also shut out their opponents, while Brianna Hargrave and Chesni Uhde did the same at No. 3 doubles.

Des Moines North won no more than three games in any of the nine matches.

The Bobcats are back in action Thursday with a road trip to Mason City.

Marshalltown 11, Des Moines North 0


Cassandre Lecompte (MHS) def. Hei Klay, 6-1, 6-0

Regan Smith (MHS) def. Natalia Guerra-Cerron, 6-0, 6-0

Rebekah Downs (MHS) def. Eh Moo, 6-2, 6-1

Kaitlyn Tiernan (MHS) def. Madeline Pleitez, 6-0, 6-0

Brianna Hargrave (MHS) def. Hawa Warsame, 6-0, 6-2

Emily Diggins (MHS) def. Eh Say, 6-0, 6-0


Lecompte and Smith (MHS) def. Klay and Guerra-Cerron, 6-0, 6-0

Downs and Tiernan (MHS) def. Moo and Pleitez, 6-2, 6-0

Hargrave and Chesni Uhde (MHS) def. Say and Thaw Paw, 6-0, 6-0

Diggins and Grace Bethel (MHS) won by forfeit

Claire Bohan and Taylor Jones (MHS) won by forfeit


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