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Newton’s Gevvie Stone faces stiff competition in bid to repeat

Newton native Gevvie Stone will her hands full on Saturday afternoon in her bid to become the first woman to win four consecutive championship singles titles since Anne Marden finished off seven in a row in 1989.

Stone, who sculls for the Cambridge Boat Club, will have to hold off Olympic champion Mirka Knapkova of the Czech Republic, world silver medalist Emma Twigg of New Zealand, world lightweight doubles silver medalists Kristin Hedstrom of Concord and Kate Bertko plus former titlist Ursula Grobler.

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