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Athlete Spotlight: Olson and Del Ponte

Brianna Olson, left, and Girogia Del Ponte

Brianna Olson


Packers senior Brianna Olson won her singles tennis match against Grand Forks Central on Thursday, April 21.

Olson defeated Kacy Jiran 6-4, 6-2 in the fourth flight of the meet, but lost with partner Brooke Beske in the doubles match 6-2, 6-2 against Central’s Katie Strauss and Sophie Walsh. The Packers won the meet 7-2 for their first EDC win of the season.

Girogia Del Ponte


Mustangs junior Girogia Del Ponte had a good week for the Sheyenne tennis team starting on Thursday, April 21, with a win over Valley City’s Rachel Schneneman 6-3, 6-2 in a singles match.

Del Ponte followed that by going 3-1 on Friday, April 22, with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Bismarck Legacy’s Karissa Albaugh and two doubles victories with partner Katie Froemke. They defeated Legacy’s Abby McPherson and Alexi Ness 7-5, 4-6, 10-6 and Mandan’s Mckenna Vogel and Madison Ripplinger, 7-5, 6-2.

Del Ponte went 4-0 on Saturday with singles wins over Bismarck St. Mary’s Maria Fleck 6-1, 6-1 and Minot’s Tayler Mattson 6-4, 5-7, 10-6. She also won two doubles matches with Froemke.

The weekly Athlete Spotlight features one athlete from West Fargo High School and one from Sheyenne High School who are performing well in their sports, at school or in their community.