The Fort Dodge girls tennis team had no problem taking care of Des Moines North here Tuesday evening at Dodger Courts, posting an easy 9-0 victory.
Kari Grindberg, Gretta Leigh and Allison Birnbaum all earned matching 8-0 victories over the Polar Bears. Grindberg's win came at the No. 1 singles spot over Sara Cathi.
In doubles, Fort Dodge won all three matches 8-0.
Messenger photo by Britt Kudla
Kari Grindberg of Fort Dodge serves against Des Moines North on Tuesday at Dodger Courts. For more photos, please visit CU at www.messengernews.net
"Our doubles teams worked really well together," FDSH head coach Karine Feddersen said. "They were communicating well and did what they needed to do to get the wins."
Emily Knight, Ayenna Cagaanan and Elizabeth Thomas earned the other singles victories, while Grindberg and Knight, Cagaanan and Birnbaum, and Leigh and Jamie Haden won in doubles.
"Allison did a great job of finishing the points in singles," Feddersen said. "We are starting to hit our stride this season."
FORT DODGE 9, DES MOINES NORTH 0
Singles - Kari Grindberg, FD def. Sara Cathi, 8-0; Emily Knight, FD def. Chyna Kavan, 8-2; Ayenna Cagaanan, FD def. Gabby Guerra, 8-3; Elizabeth Thomas, FD def. Natasha Gomez, 8-5; Gretta Leigh, FD def. Mikolina Lowe, 8-0; Allison Birnbaum, FD def. Guadalupe Casas, 8-0.
Doubles - Grindberg/Knight, FD def. Cathy/Kavan, 8-0; Cagaanan/Birnbaum, FD def. Gomez/Lowe, 8-0; Leigh/Jamie Haden, FD def. Guerra/Casas, 8-0.
FD JV winners: Anna Bruen, Noel Barber, McKinna Teske, Erika Farr, Michael Hiracheta, Taylor Pringle, Emma Irving, Andrea Blocker, Jessica Montes.
The Dodgers return to action on Thursday when they travel to Ankeny. Action begins at 4 p.m. Fort Dodge also hits the road on Friday, taking on Kuemper in Carroll before returning home next Tuesday to host Johnston.