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Willmar tennis team falls to Alexandria

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

WILLMAR -- Playing in blustery weather conditions, the Willmar girls tennis team couldn't muster a win after 1-singles and 2-singles and lost 5-2 to Alexandria on Tuesday.

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"The extreme wind conditions didn't help anyone's play," said Cardinal head coach Erika Kath. "It was tough. We had some fantastic matches considering the wind."

Willmar dropped to 3-2 in the Central Lake Conference and 4-6 overall, while Alexandria improved to 4-2 in the CLC and 10-4 overall.

Willmar's Xiaodan Yu won at 1-singles and Gabie Bierbaum won at 2-singles. But Alexandria split the singles matches and swept doubles.

Alexandria 5, Willmar 2

Singles

(1) Xiaodan Yu, W, def. Rebecca Lukens 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) (2) Gabie Bierbaum, W, def. Raessa Winkles 7-5, 6-4 (3) Carly Snell, A, Bailey Hovland 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 (4) Jenna Hedstrom, A, def. Maddy Oehrlein 6-3, 6-2

Doubles

(1) Kristin Schmidt/Ellie Bergstrand, A, def. Heather Horning/Kassy Linbo 7-5, 6-1 (2) Jessica Larson/Brittany Holm, A, def. Carlee Bach/Leah Ramon 6-2, 7-6 (7-0) (3) Rachel Sjostrand/Marissa Wheeler, A, def. Wavery Slette/Abbey Weiler 6-0, 6-1

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