Girls tennis roundup: Alexandria takes out Willmar
WILLMAR — Freshman Cayle Hovland won her fourth straight match, but the Willmar Cardinals won only one other match Tuesday in a 5-2 loss to Alexandria that opened their Central Lakes Conference campaign.
Hovland (5-1) outlasted Ellie Bergstrand 6-4, 6-4 at 1-singles and the other Willmar point came at 2-doubles when senior Sydney Fischer and junior Erica Ellingson paired to win 6-3, 6-3 over Marisa Otto and Katie Peterson.
Four of Alexandria’s wins came in straight sets as 3-doubles was played out in three sets. Willmar’s duo of senior Kaylee Chester and freshman Olivia Corneil won the opening set 6-1, Alexandria’s but McKenna Petrie and Jamie Lanoue battled back to win the final two sets 7-5, 6-1.“The young Cards played four freshmen and all played hard in the first conference match, understanding the strength of their CLC opponents,” said Willmar coach Jim Anderson.Willmar (3-3) hosts St. Cloud Tech on Thursday for another CLC match.Alexandria 5, Willmar 2Singles(1) Cayle Hovland, W, def. Ellie Bergstrand 6-4, 6-4 (2) Bria Schuler, A, def. Jordyn Swoboda 6-3, 6-2 (3) Ellie Ronning, A, def. Bergen Vollan 6-0, 6-3 (4) Kim Snell, A, def. Hannah Kobenia 6-0, 6-1Doubles(1) Kim Wilkins/Kerri Wilkins, A, def. Amelia Amon/Claire Schmitz 6-1, 6-0 (2) Erica Ellingson/Sydney Fischer, W, def. Marisa Otto/Katie Peterson 6-3, 6-3 (3) McKenna Petrie/Jamie Lanoue, A, def. Olivia Corneil/Kaylee Chester 1-6, 7-5, 6-1
Non-ConferenceYME 6, Marshall 1Marshall had Stef Janke win 1-singles in straight sets, but Yellow Medicine East won the remaining six matches — in straight sets — including 6-0, 6-1 at 3-doubles with Nikki Musselman and Sophie Timm.Singles(1) Stef Janke, M, def. Danielle Clarke 6-2, 6-2 (2) Britanna Raddatz, Y, def. Crista Schultze 6-3, 6-1 (3) Anne Clarke, Y, def. Meghann Naughton 6-2, 6-3 (4) Sandy Bartels, Y, def. Julia Marshall 6-3, 6-3
Doubles(1) Jordan Trotter/Jordan Glad, Y, def. Cheyenne DeMuth/Tori St. Aubin 6-2, 6-0 (2) Mariah Norell/Steph Bartels, Y, def. Linnea Bader/Amy Harrison 6-4, 6-1 (3) Nikki Musselman/Sophie Timm, Y, def. Katherine Roseland/Katie Ewing 6-0, 6-1Wright CountyOrono 7, NL-Spicer 0Singles(1) Zoe Linbloom, O, def. Louise Lungstrom 6-0, 6-0 (2) Kenzie Gill, O, def. MacKenzie Loftness 6-1, 6-0 (3) Carol Martin, O, def. Taylor Bengtson 6-2, 6-2 (4) Michelle Lensing, O, def. Jill Erickson 6-2, 6-2Doubles(1) Sophie Peterson/Morgan Swenson, O, def. Hunter Clark/Shea Oman 6-0, 6-4 (2) Lizzy Kroll/Abby Altman, O, def. Brea Westberg/Gabby Helland 6-0, 6-3 (3) Brooklyn Duffy/Emily Geelan, O, def. Emma Spors/Kylie Thompson 6-0, 6-0