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Pioneer Girls’ Tennis Records Another Sweep

Fairfield Ledger--

The Maharishi School girls’ tennis team topped Fort Madison 9-0 Thursday in Fairfield to record its second straight team sweep.

“Once again, everyone played well,” said MSAE head coach Laurie Eyre. “We are delighted that it didn’t rain and that all our players had a chance to play.”

Minna Mohammadi led the Pioneers with a dominant 10-2 win against Fort Madison’s Karyn Goldensoph at No. 1 singles, and the rest of her teammates followed suit.

MSAE No. 2 Katya Sheridan defeated Taylor Powell 10-1, and Pearl Sawhney was victorious in the No. 3 spot 10-2. Sophia Medvedeva won her No. 4 match 10-4, Dia Huggins added a 10-3 win at No. 5, and No. 6 Alina Knight rounded out the singles sweep with a 10-4 victory.

Mohammadi and Sheridan carried their singles success to No. 1 doubles and won big, 10-3. Sawhney and Medvedeva won at No. 2 doubles 10-3, while Huggins and Knight capped the sweep with a 10-1 victory at No. 3.

The Pioneers also swept their JV matches, and four of them won their first-ever high school matches. Jacqueline Leete won at No. 8 singles, Wei Xi was victorious at No. 10, No. 11 Isabel Reed won and Adina Koopmann was victorious at the No. 12 spot.

“Congratulations to the JV players for winning their first matches,” Eyre said.

Other JV singles winners were Flower Shreck at No. 7 (8-1) and Hifza Akber at No. 9 (8-0). In addition, Shreck and Akber teamed up at No. 4 doubles and posted a 10-8 victory.

MSAE (2-0) continues its schedule with another home matchup vs. Keokuk Tuesday.

MSAE vs. Fort Madison


1. Mohammadi (MSAE) def. Goldensoph (FM) 10-2

2. Sheridan (MSAE) def. Powell (FM) 10-1

3. Sawhney (MSAE) def. Gonsorcik (FM) 10-2

4. Medvedeva (MSAE) def. Hanssen (FM) 10-4

5. Huggins (MSAE) def. Plate (FM) 10-3

6. Knight (MSAE) def. Horner (FM) 10-4


1. Mohammadi/Sheridan (MSAE) def. Goldensoph/Gonsorcik (FM) 10-3

2. Sawhney/Medvedeva (MSAE) def. Powell/Hanssen (FM) 10-3

3. Huggins/Knight (MSAE) def. Plate/Horner (FM) 10-1

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