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Iowa Tennis: Maharishi School Brings Together Top Young Players in the State

This week the top players in southeast Iowa are training at the Punj courts at Maharishi School courts. Among the participants is Fairfield High School star Anatta Charoenkal, 2017 state high school singles champion, Yana Gaskell, #1 Iowa USTA 14 & under girls team, Lachlan Gaskell, #1 Iowa USTA 12 & under boys team, Hanna Lindblom... Read More »

Kai Vessey finishes Second in State Singles

Foreign exchange students have proved to be a nemesis for Maharishi School players over the years. Tyler Cleveland (1994) was denied a record four state singles titles by a Spaniard and Adam Bordeaux (2001) failed to win back to back titles when he lost in the state finals to a German. On a foggy Saturday morning... Read More »

Pioneers Beaten in First Round of State Tournament

Long time rival Pella defeated the Pioneers 5-2 today in the first round of the state tennis tournament played at the MUM Recreation Center in FF. "Pella’s been knocking on the door for a long time. As a team and community, they showed serious resolve today. They’re on their way to the final four in Des... Read More »

Pioneers Win Triple Crown District Championship

The Maharishi Pioneer tennis team pulled rabbit after rabbit out of the hat until they pulled the championship trophy out, capturing the most unlikely Triple Crown District Championship in school history. “Pella had the higher seeds, the favorable draws, and the deeper team,” said Coach Briggs, “A month ago, Pella literally doubled our point total in... Read More »

Pioneers Win Ottumwa Invitational!

“By far the closest meet I’ve been involved with,” said Pioneer coach, Steve Briggs, . “We could have lost any number of ways, but the boys played for each other and came out on top.” On a pristine Saturday at Ottumwa park, the Pioneers faced Ottumwa, Knoxville, and Oskaloosa. After the completion of the morning singles... Read More »

Pioneers Defeat Mt. Pleasant 8-1

May Fourth: The Pioneers boys' tennis team ran their unbeaten dual meet record to 5-0 with a win over Mt Pleasant at East Lake Park. The match of the day pitted Pioneer #2 Daniel Zhu against Mt Pleasant’s Ethan Weber.  The match had plenty of long rallies as both players chased down balls everywhere but outside... Read More »

Pioneers Capture Invitational

The Maharishi School boys' tennis team finished on top today, defeating Fairfield High School, Albia, and Davis County in the Pioneer Invitational. Kai Vessey earned Pioneer "Player of the Match", winning 32 out of a possible 33 games. “Kai showed why he’s among the best in the state,” said Coach Briggs. Maharishi School 89 Albia 65... Read More »

Maharishi School Pioneers Open Season With 9-0 Win

The Maharishi School tennis team opened their season with a 9-0 win at the Punj Courts in Fairfield today. “We have a young team this year. No seniors and three of our boys have been playing less than a year,” said Coach Briggs. “Fortunately, we also have some veterans, including last year’s 3rd place state doubles... Read More »


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