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At No. 1 singles, Gabie Bierbaum eyes a two-fisted backhand return during her 6-2, 6-1 win against Rochelle Brooks of Hutchinson.

Girls tennis: Willmar back in the swing

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WILLMAR -- Willmar took three out of four single matches and handed New London-Spicer its first loss of the season 4-3 on Thursday.

Willmar lost its first singles match, and then won the next three to win singles 3-1. Cardinal seventh-grader Cayle Hovland, stayed perfect in singles, defeating Kristen Lewis 6-1, 7-5. Lisa Dobbelaere picked up NLS's only singles win, beating Gabie Bierbaum in straight sets.

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The Wildcats attempted a comeback, taking two of three double matches. Reiley Ness and Louise Lungstrom outlasted Waverly Slette and Leah Ramon in a three set match in No. 2 doubles. Kiley Soine and Kendra Gwonseth beat Tayva Vollan and Megan Andressan in No. 3 doubles in another three setter.

Willmar (1-1) plays at noon on Monday in a tourament at Litchfield involving Rocori and Elk River.

New London-Spicer (2-2) went 0-2 on the day, also losing to Hutchinson 6-1. Hutchinson (6-0) left the tournament undefeated, as they beat New London-Spicer and Willmar 4-3.

Singles

(1) Lisa Dobbelaere, NL, def. Gabie Bierbaum 6-1, 6-1 (2) Cayle Hovland, W, def. Kristen Lewis 6-1, 7-5 (3) Bailey Hovland, W, def. MacKenzie Loftness 7-6, (7-4), 6-4 (4) Maddy Oehrlein, W, def. Megan Holme 6-1, 6-4

Doubles

Heather Horning/Kassy Linbo, W, def.

Abby Nelson/Wally Gustafson 6-1, 7-5 (2) Reiley Ness/Louise Lungstrom, NL, def. Waverly Slette/Leah Ramon 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 (3) Kiley Soine/Kendra Gwonseth, NL, def. Tayva Vollan/Megan Andressen 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Hutchinson 6,

NL-Spicer 1

Singles

(1) Lisa Dobbelaere, N, def Rochelle Brooks 6-3, 6-1 (2) Sarah Jensen, H, def Kris Lewis 6-4, 6-0 (3) Elly Hoversten, H, def. Abby Nelson 6-0, 6-3 (4) Tayla Card, H, def. Megan Holme 6-2, 6-2

Doubles

(1) Ally Neubarth/Nicole Roepke, H, def. Wally Gustafson/Mackenzie Loftness 6-2, 6-2 (2) Marjari Ojha/Hannah Starke, H, def Reiley Ness/Lousie Lungstrom 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 (3) Kaya Kurtzweg/Nicole Buresh, H, def. Anna Cook/Kylie Soine 6-3, 6-1

Hutchinson 4, Willmar 3

Singles

(1) Gabie Bierbaum, W, def Rochelle Brooks 6-2, 6-1 (2) Cayle Hovland, W, def. Sarah Jensen, 6-2 4-6 6-2 (3) Elly Hoversten, H, def. Bailey Hovland 6-0, 6-0 (4) Tayla Card, H, def. Hannah Hansen 6-1, 6-1

Doubles

1) Heather Horning/Kassy Linbo, W, def. Nicole Roepke/Ally Neubarth, 6-1 5-7 7-6 (7-4) (2) Marjai Ojha/Hannah Starke, H, def. Ally Waverly Slette/Leah Ramon 6-0, 6-4 (3) Tayva Vollan/Megan Andresen, W, def. Kayla Kurtzweg-Aimee Koelln 7-6 (7-0), 6-2

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