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Trent Fader, a Willmar senior at No. 2 singles, lifts off the surface with a return on the way to a straight-set win over Cam Manthe of New Prague at the high-school courts on Tuesday in Willmar. The Section 2AA match opened the postseason for the Cardinals. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Willmar breezes to 2AA win


WILLMAR -- In a driving south wind, Willmar breezed by New Prague 7-0 in boys tennis to launch the postseason.

The Section 2AA quarterfinal victory moves No. 3 seed Willmar into the semifinal round to face Mankato West, which had a first-round bye.

The match is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. Thursday at the Scarlets' courts. Mankato West beat Willmar a week ago, 5-2, to earn the No. 2 seed behind No. 1 Hutchinson.

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