Girls tennis roundup: Cards roll past Apollo
ST. CLOUD -- The Willmar girls tennis left no door open for a possible upset, rolling over St. Cloud Apollo 6-1 in a Central Lakes Conference match on Thursday.
The Cardinals improved to 7-4 in the CLC and 11-5 overall.
"The gameplan was to get off the bus and take care of business," said Willmar head coach Jim Anderson. "We won all six points decisively and the lone loss was a three-setter. We got nice, steady pla in both singles and doubles."
Singles players Gabie Bierbaum, Cayle Hovland and Maddy Oehrlein won convincingly, as did the doubles teams of Heather Horning and Kassy Linbo and Tayva Vollan and Megan Andreson.
The Cardinals' 2-doubles team of Waverly Slette and Leah Ramon had a tougher match but prevailed in two sets, 6-4, 6-4.
3-singles player Bailey Hovland lost a tough match to Apollo's Beauty Flowers after winning the first set.
The Cardinals play at Marshall at 4 p.m. Monday, then at home against Fergus Falls at 4 p.m. Tuesday before opening section play on Thursday in Sartell.
Willmar 6, SC Apollo 1
(1) Gabie Bierbaum, W, def. Megan Brennan 6-1 6-1 (2) Cayle Hovland, W, def. Katie Ford 6-1 6-0 (3) Beauty Flowers, A, def. Bailey Hovland 1-6 6-3 6-4 (4) Maddy Oehrlein, W, def. Bobbi Milner 6-1 6-1
(1) Heather Horning/Kassy Linbo, W, def. Autumn Thiel/Shalen Anderson 6-1 6-0 (2) Waverly Slette/Leah Ramon, W, Remi Deyak/Ashley Gregerson 6-4 6-4 (3) Tayva Vollan/Megan Andreson, W, def. Kyra DeZeeuw/Loganne Kirt 6-1 6-2
YME 7, LQPV 0
The Sting didn't need three sets in any of its matches to sweep Lac qui Parle Valley on Thursday.
YME's 1-singles player Jordan Glad had the Sting's toughest match, winning a first-set tiebreaker before closing out her match in the second set.
The teams play in the West Central Conference tournament beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at Minnewaska in Glenwood.
(1) Jordan Glad, Y, def. Kylie Jahn 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 (2) Danielle Clarke, Y, def. Amber Borstad 6-3 6-0 (3) Rachel Christianson, Y, def. Kamryn Siedschlag 6-1 6-1 (4) Leah Gluth, Y, def. Sierra Koept 6-0 6-0
(1) Britanny Raddatz/Jordan Trotter, Y, def. Anna Devorak/Mary Savoye 6-1 6-2 (2) Allie Trudel/Anna Posch, Y, def. Karissa Jahn/Kristyne Frank 6-3 6-1 (3) Keaunna Hammer/Sandy Bartels, Y, def. Molly Hacker/Courtney Hanson 6-3 6-1
SC Cathedral 3
It came down to MacKenzie Lofteness.
Just she and Sarah Schmitz of St. Cloud Cathedral were left, locked in long exchanges long into the warm, clear evening.
Everyone watched. The dual on the high school courts in New London would be decided by the outcome at No. 3 singles.
Loftness would finally earn the climatic points 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (6-8) and 10-7 tiebreaker.
The victory gave the New London-Wildcats Wildcats an exhausting non-conference 4-3 win.
Tiebreaks were typical. At 2-singles Wildcat Abby Nelson won 7-6 (7-4), 4-7, 10-8.
The Crusaders tied it up, 3-3, winning 3-doubles -- in a tiebreaker.
(1) Lisa Dobbekaere, N, def Erin Stocker 6-1, 6-2 (2) Abby Nelson, N, def Lexie Nepsund 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 10-8 (3) Mackenzie Loftness, N, def Sarah Schmitz 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (6-8), 10-7 (4) Erika Barthelemy, S, def Kylie Soine 6-4, 6-1
(1) Greta Egerman/Laurne Stang, S, def Kristen Lewis/Wally Gustafson 7-5, 6-3 (2) Louise Lungstrom/Reiley Ness, N, def Elise Miller/Claire Miller 6-1, 6-4 (3) Natalie Otto/Hanna Lakmann, S, def Kendra Gronseth/Anna Cook 6-4, 4-6, 10-7.
Montevideo swept its singles matches in a 6-1 victory over Pipestone.
Kailey Maroney, Natasha Smith, Tina Lipinski and Jessa Kack took home singles wins, and doubles teams of Catherine Haugen and Sierra Frazier, and Froya Olson and Morgan Reidinger won in doubles for the T-Hawks.
Smith, in 2-singles, came back to win after dropping her first set, and 4-singles Kack won her first set with a 7-1 tiebreaker.
(1) Kailey Maroney, M, def. Veronica Jonson 6-1, 6-4 (2) Natasha Smith, M, def. Nicole Scotting 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 (3) Tina Lipinski, M, def. Natalie Scotting 6-1, 6-2 (4) Jessa Kack, M, def. Abby Steffan 7-6(7-1), 6-3
(1) Catherine Haugen/Sierra Frazier, M, def. Laura Rudie/Tiffany Woelber 6-2, 6-2 (2) Tessa Lueck/Ashley Griebel, P, def. Lyndsey Moe/Rose Reinert 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) (3) Froya Olson/Morgan Reidinger, M, def. Taylor Carson/Sarah Woelber 6-0, 6-0
Marshall 4, MACCRAY 3
Marshall took three out of four in singles on its way to beating MACCRAY 4-3.
Kim Trulock won in 4-singles for MACCRAY, as did 2-doubles Annie Sandry and Kaylee Christenson and 3-doubles Heather Marcus and Belle Brynjulfson.
(1) Brooke Louwagie, Marsh, def. Brooke Rambow 6-2, 6-1 (2) Julia Hartmann, Marsh, def. Amber Wieberdink 6-2, 6-0 (3) Jenne Gannott, Marsh, def. Jenna Mersbergen 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 (4) Kim Trulock, MAC, def. Anja Baumgarn 6-1, 6-2
(1) Maggie Roy/Maddie Schoephoerster, Marsh, def. Erica Bonnema/Rachel Davids 1-6, 6-4, 7-5 (2) Annie Sandry/Kaylee Christenson, MAC, def. Brittany Soupier/Rachel Landmark 6-2, 6-3 (3) Heather Marcus/Belle Brynjulfson, MAC, def. Crista Schultze/Tori St. Aubin 6-2, 6-2