Girls tennis roundup
ST. PETER -- Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd suffered its first loss Monday after falling 4-3 to Fairmont in the semifinals of the Section 3A team tournament.
No. 2 seed LQPV/DB (21-1) split singles with the third-seeded Cardinals after Patricia Ott at No. 1 and Kelle Thompson at No. 2 won in straight sets. But LQPV/DB was able to collect just one more win, Anna Dvorak/Ida Simonsen's 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 win at 3-doubles.
Three of the Cardinals' four wins were in straight sets with 1-doubles going the distance.
Top-seeded St. James then beat Fairmont 6-1 in the championship match to advance to the state tournament.
The section's individual tournament starts Thursday at 11 a.m. in Redwood Falls.
Fairmont 4, LQPV/DB 3
(1) Patricia Ott, L, def. Sydney Ruen 6-3, 6-1 (2) Kelle Thompson, L, def. Allison Moeller 6-2, 6-1 (3) Aubrey Green, F, def. Lindsay Hansen 6-1, 6-3 (4) Haleigh Gerhardt, F, def. Marina Risch 6-1, 6-3
(1) Megan Fuhrman/Melissa Viesselman, F, def. Michelle Olson/Katie Hutt 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 (2) Hilary Shelgren/Lauralee Tromanhauser, F, def. Kylie Jahn-Whitney Schwenk 7-5, 6-3 (3) Anna Dvorak/Ida Simonsen, L, def. Jill Paris/Briana Gratz 6-3, 5-7, 6-3