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Published: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:15 a.m. CDT
(Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News)
Newton High senior forward Ryanne Rausch (2) was shadowed by Grinnell junior Sienna Durr, left, throughout Tuesday’s Little Hawkeye Conference game at H.A. Lynn Stadium. Rausch got loose twice to score in the second half as Newton won 2-1.

After playing a dual a week ago where they had seven of 11 matches go to third-set tiebreakers, Newton High’s girls played 11 matches in straight sets on Tuesday against visiting Pella. Pella’s Lady Dutch won the Little Hawkeye Conference dual, 10-1.

Newton’s only win was by default. The Cardinals’ No. 1 doubles team of Katherine Thorpe and Bethany Baumgartner trailed Pella’s Brooke Jorgensen and Lily Roozeboom by a set then two games into the second set, the Lady Dutch pair retired.

Pella won the other varsity matches in two sets. Jorgensen beat Thorpe 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1 singles and Roozeboom defeated Baumgartner 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Cecily Johnson took a 6-0, 6-0 win over Newton’s Natalie Camp at No. 3 singles.

Linzie Loree lost 6-1, 6-1 to Pella’s Bronwyn Metcalf at No. 4 singles. Pella’s Natalie Meyer won 6-2, 6-0 over Newton’s Harlie Durr at No. 5 singles. In the No. 6 singles match, Patience Dykstra beat Newton’s Alexis Hoffman 6-0, 6-0.

Johnson and Metcalf won 6-0, 6-1 over Newton’s Camp and Loree at No. 2 doubles. Meyer and Dykstra beat Newton’s Durr and Hoffman 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 doubles.

Pella’s Hana Blom and Kaylee Butler beat Newton’s Emily Valtman and Rylie Bakalar 6-2, 6-0 at No. 4 doubles. In the No. 5 doubles match, Pella’s Mary Sales and Bailey Bartels defeated Newton’s Katie Suttek and Kallista Rogers 6-0, 6-0.

The Cardinals travel to Norwalk for a 4:15 p.m. LHC dual on Thursday.

Contact Jocelyn Sheets at 641-792-3121 ext. 6535 or jsheets@newtondailynews.com