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MSAE boys’ prevail Saturday at Pella Invitational

Apr 28, 2014
Courtesy of: Rig Gelfand The MSAE tennis team is, from left, front row: Chandre Morales, Surya Sawhney, Solaris Nite Girandra Selleck, David Fleshman; back row: Rig Gelfand, coach Steve Briggs and Sam Stickels.

The Maharishi School of the Age of Englightenment boys’ tennis team won the Pella Invitational by a slim margin Saturday.

The Pioneers finished with the same amount of points as Pella, but MSAE was given the victory because it won more total games over the course of the day. Boone, Grinnell and Albia rounded out the field.

“Pella has a strong team,” MSAE coach Steve Briggs said. “We won our final four matches against them, which carried us to victory.”

Sam Stickels captured first place in the singles competition, while Surya Sawhney and Solaris Nite won the doubles title. Nite and Sawhney were able to defeat Pella’s Tom Palmer and Aaron Van Maanen, who were top eight finishers in the state last season.

Girindra Selleck and Chandre Morales finished third in doubles for the Pioneers.

MSAE will compete Tuesday at Burlington and will host the Pioneer Invitational on Saturday.

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