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Tennis Wrapup: Eagles down NLS to stay undefeated

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

MILAN -- For the second straight year, Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd needed a tiebreaker to top New London-Spicer in girls tennis action.

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Monday, it was 2-singles player Melanie Gail who outlasted Alyssa Wachter in the deciding match. After losing the first set 6-1, Gail battled back to tie the match with a 7-5 triumph, then overcame a 5-2 deficit in the third game to win a 7-4 tiebreaker. It ended a three-plus hour match and earned the win for the Eagles (16-0).

Three of the seven matches went three sets and the Wildcats won two of them.

LQPV/DB 4, NLS 3

Singles

(1) Madeline Gail, LQPV, def. Paula Beckermann 6-4, 6-3 (2) Melanie Gail, LQPV, def. Alyssa Wachter 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) (3) Megan Seipel, NLS, def. Greta Vick 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 (4) Jenna Amundson, LQPV, def. Courtney Edwards 6-0, 6-3

Doubles

(1) Angie Wiegman-Jenna Overman, NLS, def. Whitney Hansen-Melanie Knutson 6-3, 6-7 (8-10), 7-5 (2) Katie Brown-Kate Bredeck, LQPV, def. Lindsey Van Ort-Jennesa Johnson 6-2, 6-3 (3) Wendy Toops-Becca Emery, NLS, def. Meghan Henrich-Jessica Pillatzke 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

MACCRAY 5, YME 2

Stef Grussing won a grueling three-setter at 3-singles to help MACCRAY upend Yellow Medicine East 5-2 in a non-conference dual Monday.

Grussing beat Jessica Dhoore 6-2 in the first set before falling 8-6 in the second-set tiebreaker. Grussing then won the third-set tiebreaker 7-4 for the Wolverines (15-4).

Singles

(1) Carly Barber, YME, def. Melissa Gustafson 6-2, 6-3 (2) Melissa Rasmusson, YME, def. Amanda Forstrom 6-3, 6-1 (3) Stef Grussing, MAC, def. Jessica Dhoore 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-4) (4) Ashley Trulock, MAC, def. Katelyn Dubbelde 6-0, 6-2

Doubles

(1) Christine Condon-Amanda Bonnema, MAC, def. Haley Bennett-Rachel Crowley 6-3, 6-1 (2) Meagan Hansen-Anna Hagameyer, MAC, def. Jess Pederson-Tiffany Miller 6-2, 6-3 (3) Becky Meyer-Ashley Forstrom, MAC, def. Meghan Bredeson-Cheri Fjermestad 6-1, 6-0

Benson 5, Sauk Centre 2

Jill Hagestuen (No. 1), Mackenzie Weber (No. 2), Kaytlyn Haugen (No. 3) and Ashley Rode (No. 4) all won in straight sets in singles for Benson (11-3).

Abby Fragodt and Courtney Johnson paired ton win 7-5, 6-4 at 2-doubles for the Braves.

Singles

(1) Jill Hagestuen, Ben, def. Pam Zimmerman 6-1, 6-2 (2) Mackenzie Weber, Ben, def. Sara Toenies 6-1, 6-1 (3) Kaytlyn Haugen, Ben, def. Jill Felling 6-1, 6-3 (4) Ashley Rode, Ben, def. Maggie Hoffman 6-1, 6-1

Doubles

(1) Amy Heintzen-Mariah Kuhlman, SC, def. Emillie Johnson-Valerie Staam 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 (2) Abby Fragodt-Courtney Johnson, Ben, def. Amy Wolf-Ashley Rieland 7-5, 6-4 (3) Kali Schmitz-Tara Meyer, SC, def. Meagan Wilts-Karrilee Cluever 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

Litchfield 6, Alexandria 1

The Dragons swept doubles and took 1-, 2-, and 4-singles in a non-conference match at Alexandria.

Singles

(1) Sara Kalenberg, Lit, def Ann Bergstrand 6-0, 6-1 (2) Lisa Mergen, Lit, def Katie Carlson 6-4, 6-1 (3) Laura Stern, Alex, def Kasey Willson 7-5, 6-4 (4) Jill Stiegen, Lit, def Whitney Isle 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Doubles

(1) Ashley Krug-Anna Haugo, Lit, def Lisa Marthaler-Heidi Wigdahl 6-1, 6-3 (2) Carmen Sook-Brenna Johnson, Lit, def Sarah LeVahn-Amanda Otterness 6-3, 6-1 (3) Sarah Binsfeld-Chelsie McGraw, Lit, def Brianna Copp-Brittney Eberly 6-2, 1-6, 7-5

Result Saturday

Buffalo Invite

Yellow Medicine East was tested by three Class AA schools at the Bisons' tournament.

Team scores

(1) Waseca (2) Buffalo (3) Red Wing (4) Yellow Medicine East

How Yellow Medicine East fared

(Name, won-lost)

SINGLES - (1) Melissa Rasmusson 1-2 (2) Carly Barber 1-2 (3) Jessica Dhoore 1-2 (4) Tiffany Miller 0-3

DOUBLES - (1) Jess Pederson-Katelyn Dubbelde 0-3 (2) Rachel Crowley-Haley Bennett 1-2 (3) Meghan Bredeson-Cheri Fjermestad 0-3 (4) Meghan Lecy-Molly Kvam-Meghan Jenseon 0-3

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