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Aili Hietala signs to play DI tennis at Montana

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DULUTH, Minn. -- Duluth East senior Aili Hietala has signed her letter of intent to play women's tennis at the University of Montana.

Hietala had an illustrious playing career with the Greyhounds, qualifying to the MSHSL Class AA state tournament individually five separate times. She finished 3rd in 2017, and 5th in 2019.

"I'm super excited. It's always been a goal of mine to play DI, so taking the next step and playing with people that I usually don't play with," said Hietala.

"Talking to their coach, he seems super positive and it seems like a super good school as well, like academic wise, and yeah, I'm excited for the competition."

She wrapped up her high school career with an overall record of 145-18.

Matt Halverson

Sports Anchor and Reporter

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