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Girls tennis: Waska qualifiers have tough draw at Class A state meet

The Class A tennis individual brackets show that the Minnewaska Area state qualifiers will face seasoned state tournament players in the first round.

Junior Ellen Stensrud takes on Sonya Das of St. Paul Academy and Summit at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Reed-Sweatt Tennis Center in South Minneapolis. Das was the state runner-up last year as a sophomore.

The Lakers doubles team of junior Rachel Riley and freshman Makenna Hanson face a St. Paul Academy senior tandem of Sarah Hays/Gina Nguyen at 10 a.m. The Academy pair placed third at state last year.