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Minnewaska avenges loss for trip to state

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FARGO, N.D. -- Minnewaska Area earned a trip to the Class A state tennis tournament by upsetting Melrose 4-3 for the Section 6A championship Monday.

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Melrose, which had blanked the Lakers 7-0 two weeks earlier, came in as the favorite. But this time the Lakers were able to take a pair of points at both singles and doubles at the Fargo Racquet Club.

Kasie Rust won a three-setter at 2-singles and Alexa Lagred won 6-3, 6-0 at 4-singles. The Lakers took the first two points at doubles: Amber Jasckson-Britta Johnson won in three sets and Alicia Pfeninger-Erika Olson triumphed in straight sets.

Minnewaska will meet the Section 5A champion on Oct. 26 at the Nicollet Tennis Center in Minneapolis.

Minnewaska 4, Melrose 3

Singles

(1) Sarah Klein, Mel, def Heather Blair 6-3, 6-0 (2) Kasie Rust, Min, def Krista Mueller 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 (3) Cassie Kociemba, Mel, def Dielle Meissner 6-1, 3-6, 6-0 (4) Alexa Lagred, Min, def Brianna Meyer 6-3, 6-0

Doubles

(1) Amber Jackson-Britta Johnson, Min, def Amy Mueller-Lauren Worms 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 (2) Alicia Pfeninger-Erika Olson, Min, def Kaitlyn Kemper-Micki Kociemba 6-2, 6-1 (3) Carmen Worms-Sara Engelmeyer, Mel, def Kayla McIver-Lacey Iverson 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

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