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Prep Tennis Roundup: Willmar blanks Marshall

Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Willmar No. 2 singles Gabie Bierbaum winds up for a backhand in her match with Jenna Gannott of Marshall on Monday. Bierbaum won in a tiebreaker and the Cardinals beat Marshall 7-0 in the non-conference match at Willmar on a sunny, still day.

WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals secured their first 7-point sweep Monday at the high-school courts.

Xiaodan Yu, Gabie Bierbaum, Bailey Hovland and Maddy Oehrlein made it 4-for-4 at singles.

The doubles points came from Heather Horning/Kassy Linbo, Carlee Bach/Leah Ramon and Abbey Weiler/Anja Baumgarn.

The Cardinals have two Central Lakes matches this week -- today at Brainerd and Thursday vs. St. Cloud Apollo.

Willmar 7, Marshall 0


(1) Xiaodan Yu, W, def. Brooke Louwagie 6-2, 6-0 (2) Gabie Bierbaum, W, def. Jenna Gannott 6-2, 6-7 (5-7) (10-6) (3) Bailey Hovland, W, def. Jessica Tubbs 6-3, 6-1 (4) Maddy Oehrlein, W, def. Rachel Landmark 7-6 (7-5), 6-3


(1) Heather Horning/Kassy Linboe, W, def. Maggie Roy/Maddie Schoephoerster 6-4, 6-4 (2) Carlee Bach/Leah Ramon, Wil, def. Hannah Meyer/Brittany Soupir 6-1, 6-3 (3) Waverly Slette/Abbey Weiler, Wil, def. Anja Baumgarn/Mary Beth Brungardt 3-6, 6-1, 6-4

Litchfield 7, Redwood Valley 0

Litchfield prevailed in a couple of three-set matches at the top two singles positions to post a 7-0 non-conference sweep of Redwood Valley Monday.

Alissa Holmgren lost the first 6-3 at 1-singles before upending Redwood Valley's top singles player Katie Ellingworth 6-3, 6-0. Rachel Fredman also rebounded after losing the opening set at 2-singles 6-2. Fredman then gave up just one game in the second set before outlasting Abby Schmidt 9-7 in a third-set tiebreaker.

The Dragons (7-8) won the other five matches in straight sets, including Kaity Johnson's 6-0, 6-0 victory at 3-singles.


(1) Alissa Holmgren, L, def. Katie Ellingworth 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 (2) Rachel Fredman, L, def. Abby Schmidt 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (9-7) (3) Kaity Johnson, L, def. Abi Einck 6-0, 6-0 (4) Chantal Nivaud, L, def. Ahnna Malecek 6-1, 6-0


(1) Anna Johnson/Kalley Spreiter, L, def. Julie Anderson/Callie Hansen 6-3, 6-3 (2) Emma Lemke/Kayla Rosenow, L, def. Madison Tholkes/Alex Erie 6-4, 7-5 (3) Krista Miller/Kennedy Sommerfield, L, def. Brooke May/Becca Einck 6-4, 6-3

Annandale 5, NLS 2

New London-Spicer got its two wins from Lisa Dobbelaere at 2-singles and Abby Nelson/Wally Gustafson at 2-doubles.


(1) Kaytlin Kuefler, A, def. Amanda Radel 6-4, 6-2 (2) Lisa Dobbelaere, N, def. Kelly Mendel 6-1, 6-4 (3) Steph Prinsen, A, def. Ellie Geer 6-0, 6-1 (4) Hanna Lisson, A, def. Anna Cook 6-0, 6-1


(1) Chelsey Watson/Lexie Arlt, A, def. Kristin Lewis/Baylie Clark 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) (2) Abby Nelson/Wally Gustafson, N, def. Tasha Laudenbach/Skylar Storkamp 6-3, 6-4 (3) Anna Zahler/Sara Laudenbach, A, def. Kylie Soine/Kendra Gronseth 6-3, 6-2

YME 7, Worthington 0

Rachel Christensen at 2-singles, Leah Gluth at 3-singles, Anna Posch at 4-singles and Keaunna Hammer/Jordan Trotter at 2-doubles all won in straight sets for the Sting.


(1) Jenna Rasmusson, Y, def. Kate Lesnar 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 7-5 (2) Rachel Christensen, Y, def. Rachel Drietz 6-3, 6-0 (3) Leah Gluth, Y, def. Kirsten Aljets 6-0, 6-2 (4) Anna Posch, Y, def. Amanda Bristow 6-0, 6-0


(1) Kendra Sander/Tianna Gardner, Y, def. Elizabeth Luke/Heather Loy 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-3 (2) Keaunna Hammer/Jordan Trotter, Y, def. Annie Lesnar/Brianna Kempema 6-3, 6-2 (3) Sandy Bartels/Jeannie Rupp, Y, def. Makensie Carstensen/Laura Wetering 6-2, 4-6, 7-5