SPORTS IN BRIEF: MSAE tennis, Fairfield tennis, soccer, Van Buren golf
MSAE wins home invite in landslide
The Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment boys’ tennis team won its home invite Saturday.
The Pioneers were split into two different teams and even competed against each other during the tournament. The MSAE first team earned 150 points, while the second team got 95 points. Albia finished third with 90 points. Davis County and Fairfield finished fourth and fifth.
MSAE’s Chandre Morales captured the singles title, winning 40 of the 44 games he played. Solaris Nite earned second place overall.
“Chandre has played as well as anyone has for us this spring,” said Pioneers coach Steve Briggs. “Chandre’s just a sophomore, but he showed a lot of poise all day playing against the seniors. He had a nice balance of aggressive offense and heads-up defense.”
In doubles, Sam Stickels and Avery Mulleneux edged their MSAE teammates, Surya Sawhney and Girindra Selleck, in a tightly contested match that saw Stickels and Mulleneux clinch the match with a 10-8 tiebreaker.
“All our guys get psyched for doubles,” Briggs said. “It doesn’t matter who plays with whom, they go after one another every day in practice.”
In the second flight, Dave Fleshman captured the No.2 singles title and the duo of David Wadsworth and Caleb Mulleneux won the No.2 doubles.
The Pioneers travel Monday to Ottumwa.
Trojans split at IMS tournament
The Fairfield boys’ soccer team left the IMS Tourament in Kalona with one win and one loss Saturday.
Fairfield lost its first game 4-3 to Fort Madison. Solomon Constant scored all three goals, one of which was a penalty kick. Brayden Miller had one assist.
The Trojans would then beat Cedar Valley 8-0 in their second game. Constant scored four goals, bringing his season total to 15 through nine games.
Austin Lauderman scored two goals, while Miller and Davin Titus each scored one. Lauderman, Miller, Sheikh Saine and Constant each had assists.
Fairfield (4-5) will play next Monday against Keokuk.
Van Buren grabs second in invite
The Van Buren boys’ golf team grabbed second place Saturday at its home invitational.
West Burlington Notre Dame finished first with 347 strokes, while the Warriors finished second with 364. Davis County, Clark County and Central Lee rounded out the teams.
The Warriors were led by an 88 from Austin Bartholomew. Brandon Plecker shot a 90, Robby Laughlin earned a 92 and Noah Witten shot a 94. Mitch Garrels scored a 98 on the day.
Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment had two golfers compete. Mickey DeAngelis finished second overall at the invite after a shot an 83 (44-39). Philip Winer shot a 152.
Fairfield tennis earns fourth at Burlington Invite
The Fairfield girls’ tennis team finished fourth overall Saturday at the Burlington Invitational.
Burlington finished first, followed closely by West Burlington Notre Dame. Davis County, Fairfield, Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment and Davenport North rounded out the field.
The Trojans were led by Karley Williams, who defeated Jordyn Thompson of Davis County and MSAE’s Dia Huggins. Williams fell 8-6 in the No.1 championship round to West Burlington Notre Dame’s Stephanie Willis.
Fairfield’s Sierra Simmons and Dayna Price both won singles matches. This duo also won its doubles match over MSAE’s Jasmin Scherf and Jessica Orne.