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Tennis: New London-Spicer tops Litchfield in 3A

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

LITCHFIELD -- New London-Spicer and Litchfield are close in talent and results this fall and each has a one-point victory against the other this week.

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But on a 35-degree, gray Thursday the No. 5 Wildcats got the one that mattered. With a big victory from Jenna Overman-Angie Wiegmann at 1-doubles, NLS ousted the No. 4 Dragons 4-3 in the Section 3A quarterfinals.

Overman-Wiegmann defeated Ashley Krug-Anna Haugo 6-2, 6-3, reversing Monday's outcome when the Litchfield pair won in straight sets.

In another key match, Megan Seipel at 3-singles avenged Monday's loss to Litchfield's Casey Willson, 6-3 and 6-0.

That neutralized Sara Kalenberg's 6-0, 6-4 victory over the Wildcats' Paula Beckermann at 1-singles. Beckermann had won on Monday.

Litchfield finishes the season with a 10-9 record.

New London-Spicer takes a 10-4 record to the section semifinals Tuesday at Gustavus Adolphus in St. Peter to meet the winner of today's match between No. 8 seed Luverne and No. 1 Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd.

No report was available on the other matches scheduled for Thursday.

New London-Spicer 4, Litchfield 3

Singles

(1) Sara Kalenberg, Lit, def Paula Beckermann 6-0, 6-4 (2) Alyssa Wachter, NLS, def Lisa Mergen 6-0, 6-2 (3) Megan Seipel, NLS, def Kasey Willson 6-3, 6-0 (4) Courtney Edwards, NLS, def Jill Stiegen 6-1, 6-0

Doubles

(1) Jenna Overman-Angie Wiegmann, NLS, def Ashley Krug-Anna Haugo 6-2, 6-3 (2) Carmen Sook-Brenna Thompson, Lit, def Lindsay Van Ort-Jennesa Johnson 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 (3) Chelsie McGraw-Sara Binsfield, Lit, def Wendy Toops-Becca Emery 6-2, 2-6, 6-1

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