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Girls Tennis: Cards slip past Otters

WILLMAR — The Willmar Cardinals swept singles and picked up a point at 2-doubles to defeat Fergus Falls at the Cardinal courts on Tuesday.

Cayle Hovland, Hannah Hansen, Bailey Hovland and Bergan Vollan, moving over from 1-doubles, collected all four points at singles.

“The Cardinals’ strength this season is with our singles lineup. All four girls served and returned well and most, importantly, kept the balls in play,” Willmar coach Jim Anderson commented.

Willmar is on the road at Sartell on Thursday.

Fergus Falls dropped to 0-5 in the Central Lakes Conference (1-6 overall). Willmar got its first Central Lakes Conference win and is 1-3 and 3-7.

Willmar 5, Fergus Falls 2


(1) Cayle Hovland, W, def Sarah Taylord 6-2, 6-0 (2) Hannah Hansen, W, def Taylor Leapaldt 6-2, 6-1 (3) Bailey Hovland, W, def Amanda Nelson 6-2, 6-0 (4) Bergen Vollan, W, def Abby macFarlane 6-1, 6-2


(1) Kaci Walvathe/Morgan Daniels, F, def Caroline Bell/Sydney Fischer 7-5, 6-1 (2) Claire Schmitz/Amelia Amon, W, def Emma Clark/Madi Neuleib 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 (3) Miaela Norgard/Sophie Rausch, F, def Kalley Chester/Kayln Kopacek 7-5, 7-5