Willmar edged by Alex, 4-3
ALEXANDRIA -- The battle for second place in the Central Lakes Conference went to Alexandria, which hung a 4-3 loss on visiting Willmar in near-freezing temperatures Thursday.
Ann Bergtrand got the winning point at 2-singles with a tight 7-6, 7-5 win over Willmar's Amanda Bredeson.
Alexandria finished the CLC 7-2, while Willmar ended 5-3.
Willmar got their points from Andrea Brown at No. 1 singles, Leslie Marcus-Allie Ellingson at 1-doubles and Haylee Thompson-Emily Kack at 3-doubles.
Willmar finished the regular season with a 6-7 record and starts Sub-Section 8AA-South playoffs today by hosting St. Cloud Apollo at 4 p.m.
The winner advances to Monday's semifinal round against the Becker/Little Falls winner at 11 a.m. at Gold's Gym in St. Cloud.
Alexandria 4, Willmar 3
(1) Andrea Brown, Wil, def Lisa Marthaler 6-0, 6-0 (2) Ann Bergstrand, Alx, def Amanda Bredeson 7-6 (7-1), 7-5 (3) Laura Stern, Alx, def Jenny Peterson 6-2, 6-2 (4) Sara LeVaughn, Alx, def Sarah Paterson 6-1, 6-2
(1) Leslie Marcus-Allie Ellingson, Wil, def Whitney Eisel-Heidi Wigdahl 6-4, 6-4 (2) Amanda Otterness-Sara Ebert, Alx, def Brittin Dahle-Eva Rodelius 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 (3) Haylee Thompson-Emily Kack, Wil, def Brianna Capp-Katie Carlson 6-0, 7-5
NEXT -- Willmar: Today, home vs. St. Cloud Apollo, 4 p.m.