Pioneers advance to state tournament
The Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment boys’ tennis team defeated both Grinnell and Pella at its substate tennis meet Saturday in Fairfield.
The Pioneers shutout Grinnell 6-0 and then defeated Pella 5-1. Sam Stickels, Chandre Morales, Solaris Nite, Surya Sawhney and Girindra Selleck each earned two wins for MSAE on the day. Sawhney came from behind to win the deciding match against Pella 4-6, 7-6, 7-5.
“There were times when the match appeared to be slipping away, but Surya’s mental resolve made the difference,” MSAE coach Steve Briggs said.
MSAE will be joined by Decorah, Boone and St. Edmond Fort Dodge at the Class 1A State Finals June 3 in Des Moines.