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Girls Tennis: SC Apollo/Sauk Rapids tumbles Cardinals

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ST. CLOUD — Willmar won at the top two singles slots, but the Cardinals couldn’t pick up any other wins Thursday as St. Cloud Apollo/Sauk Rapids toppled the visiting Cardinals 5-2 in a Central Lakes Conference dual.

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“Cayle Hovland and Hannah Hansen played well and overpowered their opponents,” said Willmar coach Jim Anderson. “We’ll continue to try to battle through our lack of experience.”

Hovland won 6-0, 6-4 at 1-singles and Hansen collected a 7-5, 6-1 victory at 2-singles. The five Apollo/Sauk Rapids wins all came in straight sets.

The Cardinals are at the 9 a.m. Monticello Triangular on Saturday to face the host Magic and Becker, both Section 8AA rivals.

St. Cloud Apollo/Sauk Rapids 5, Willmar 2

Singles

(1) Cayle Hovland, W, def. Katie Ford 6-0, 6-4 (2) Hannah Hansen, W, def. Megan Brennan 7-5, 6-1 (3) Erika Barthelemy, S, def. Amelia Amon 6-2, 6-0 (4) Beauty Flowers, S, def. Bergen Vollan 6-4, 6-4

Doubles

(1) Lauren Stang/Sarah Schmitz, S, def. Caroline Bell/Bailey Hovland 6-0, 6-0 (2) Natalie Otto/Claire Miller, S, def. Erica Ellingson/Claire Schmitz 7-5, 6-2 (3) Ashley Gregerson/Elise Moller, S, def. Sydney Fischer/Kalley Chester 7-5, 6-2

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