Girls tennis roundup: Tech blanks Willmar
ST. CLOUD -- The Willmar Cardinals can't match the St. Cloud Tech Tigers skill level but they came out racquets swinging in a 7-0 loss in Central Lakes girls tennis on Thursday.
"We went at 'em," said coach Jim Anderson. "You can't just settle for getting the ball back against Tech."
The Tigers are led by middle-school sisters Taylor and Katelyn Tarrolly at the top of their line-up.
Maddy Oehrlein went 3 sets at 4-singles. Heather Horning/Kassy Lindo also played a strong match, sak Anderson.
The Tech players brought out the best in the Willmar players, including 1-singles Gabi Bierbaum who had long volleys with eighth-grader Taylor Tarrolly.
The Marshall match on Monday is moved to Oct. 1 at Marshall (4 p.m. start).
Willmar will host Brainerd on Tuesday.
SC Tech 7, Willmar 0
(1) Taylor Tarrolly, T, def. Gabie Bierbaum 6-1, 6-0 (2) Katelyn Tarrolly, T, def. Gayle Hovland 6-2, 6-1 (3) Leah Wurm, T, def. Bailey Hovland 6-0, 6-2 (4) Katie Williams, T, def. Maddy Oehrlein 6-2, 1-6, 6-1
(1) Lexi Portz/Jill Kidrowski, T, def. Heather Horning/Kassy Linbo 6-3, 6-3 (2) Sabrina Storm/Sam Eisenreich, T, def. Waverly Sletta/Leah Ramon 6-0, 6-4 (3) Sarah Donnelly/Karla Burroughs, T, def Tayva Vollen/Megan Andresen 6-2, 6-3
Benson 5, Morris/CA 2
Benson won three singles matches and came through in two doubles matches to down Morris/Chokio-Alberta 5-2 in a West Central Conference match on Thursday.
Kelly Saunders, Maggie Buyck and Raquel Curriel won their singles matches, and the doubles teams of Melanie Reese and Kelsey Rajewsky and Kendra Dingman and Megan Vergin surrendered just three games overall to pick up victories.
Abbie Olson at 2-singles and the 3-doubles team of Emily Moser and Elizabeth Schneider picked up the Tigers' points.
(1) Kelly Saunders, B, def. Darcey Aronson 6-4 6-0 (2) Abbie Olson, M, def. Bridget Auch 6-3 6-3 (3) Maggie Buyck, B, def. Megan Wagner 6-0 6-1 (4) Raquel Curriel, B, def. Shelbey Marthaler 6-3 6-3
(1) Melanie Reese/Kelsey Rajewsky, B, def. Carly Gullickson/Kjersa Anderson 6-1 6-0 (2) Kendra Dingmann/Megan Vergin, B, def. Kaitlin Vogel/Katie Cannon 6-0 6-2 (3) Emily Moser/Elizabeth Schneider, M, def. Katie Samuelson/Brittney Honnerman 7-5 6-3
The Dragons fell in a Wright County Conference match on Thursday.
Ali McGraw picked up Litchfield's lone win with a 2-6, 6-3, 11-9 victory at 3-singles.
The Dragons play host to their invitational tournament beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.
(1) Evann Welty, M, def. Kalley Spreiter 6-3 6-2 (2) Erin Ehlers, M, def. Krista Miller 6-1 6-1 (3) Ali McGraw, L, def. Kristina Linder 2-6 6-3 11-9 (4) Jamee Schoephoerster, M, def. Natalie Nelson 2-6 6-0 6-3
(1) Hailey Sterne/Hanna Sterne, M, def. Kennedy Sommerfeld/Emily Smith 6-3 6-1 (2) Jenna Hoogeveen/Rachel Lee, M, def. Alexa Desens/April Anderson 6-0 6-2 (3) Emily Walsh/Jess Nkhata, M, def. Grace Spanos/Kate Schumann 6-3 6-3
Melrose 6, BBE 1
The BBE doubles team of Mattea Eckstein and Daisha Meyer collected the Jaguars' lone point in a non-conference loss to Melrose on Thursday.
(1) Michaela Worms, M, def. Jordan Gruendemann 6-4 6-4 (2) Grace Brang, M, def. Morgan Pastian 6-2 6-3 (3) Jailyn Brinkman def. Chala Hoppe 6-1 6-0 (4) Kenedy Meyer, M, def. Cassandra Hoppe 6-0 6-1
(1) Mattea Eckstein/Daisha Meyer, B, def. Madison Rausch/Elaine Kraker 6-2 6-4 (2) Ashley Zenzen/Kelly Kennedy, M, def. Eva Lamprecht/Mackenzie Winter 7-5 6-2 (3) Elisha Engelmeyer/Sheila Poepping, M, def. Amanda Evens/Katie Boie 6-4 2-6
YME 4, Worthington 3
(At Redwood Falls) -- Yellow Medicine East's singles teams came through in a big way to help the Sting defeat Worthington in a non-conference match played at a neutral site.
Danielle Clark, Rachel Christensen and Leah Gluth all pulled out victories, and the Sting doubles team of Britanna Raddatz and Jordan Trotter also claimed a three-set win.
(1) Kate Lesner, W, def. Jordan Glad 7-5 6-3 (2) Danielle Clark, Y, def. Elizabeth Luke 6-4 6-0 (3) Rachel Christensen, Y, def. Kirsten Aljets 6-1 6-2 (4) Leah Gluth, Y, def. Laura Wettering 6-3 5-7 10-3
(1) Brittanna Raddatz/Jordan Trotter, Y. def. Emily Williamson/Rchael Drietz 6-3 5-7 10-2 (2) Brianna Kempema/MaKensie Cartensen, W, def. Keaunna Hammer/Sandy Bartels 6-4 3-6 10-3 (3) Annie Lesner/Kara Honius, W, def. Mariah Norrel/Sophie Timm 6-2 6-3