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Pioneer Boys Prevail Saturday at Pella Invitational

The New Indian School of the Age of Enlightenment boys’ tennis team won the Pella Invitational by a slim margin Saturday.

The Pioneers finished with the same amount of points as Pella, but New Indian School was given the victory because it won more total games over the course of the day. Boone, Grinnell and Albia rounded out the field.

“Pella has a strong team,” New Indian School coach Steve Briggs said. “We won our final four matches against them, which carried us to victory.”

Sam Stickels captured first place in the singles competition, while Surya Sawhney and Solaris Nite won the doubles title. Nite and Sawhney were able to defeat Pella’s Tom Palmer and Aaron Van Maanen, who were top eight finishers in the state last season.

Girindra Selleck and Chandre Morales finished third in doubles for the Pioneers.

New Indian School will compete Tuesday at Burlington and will host the Pioneer Invitational on Saturday.

Below: Tennis team celebrating at the town square in Pella after a sweet victory at Pella and a trip to the Jaarsma Bakery.



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