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Willmar advances Brown in singles, Ellingson/Marcus in doubles to Section 8AA meet

WILLMAR -- Andrea Brown at singles and the Willmar pair of Allie Ellingson-Leslie Marcus earned spots in the Section 8AA tournament next week with impressive starts in the Sub-Section South tournament on Thursday.

Brown. No. 1 singles this fall for Willmar, won three matches (losing only five games total) and will meet Central Lakes Conference rival Aryn Anderson of St. Cloud Tech today for the sub-section championship.

Anderson, the No. 1 seed, handed Brown her only conference loss this season.

Ellingson-Marcus will play for third place after going 2-1 at Gold's Gym. They lost to No. 1 seed Leslie Engdahl-Melissa Lisbon 0-6, 2-6 after two straight victories to start the tournament.

Play starts today at 4 p.m. at Gold's, which will host the 8AA quarterfinals through championship next Wednesday.

Sustaining first-round losses yesterday for Willmar were Amanda Bredeson in singles and Brittin Dahle-Eva Rodelius in doubles.

Willmar singles

Andrea Brown def Johanna Crocker, Becker, 6-0, 6-0; def Anna Taft, Rocori, 6-1, 6-0; def Liz Feldhage, Rocori, 6-2, 6-2 .... In championship round 4 p.m. today vs. No. 1 seed Aaryn Anderson, St. Cloud Tech.

Amanda Bredeson lost to Aaryn Anderson 0-6 0-6.

Willmar doubles

Allie Ellingson-Leslie Marcus def Amy Moschkau-Allison Decker, Rocori, 6-4, 6-2; def Jenny Klippen-Molly Brown, Becker, 6-1, 6-3; lost to Leslie Engdahl-Melissa Lisbon, St. Cloud Tech, 0-6, 2-6 ... will play at 4 p.m. for third place.

Brittin Dahle-Eva Rodelius lost to Alyse Grelson-Lindsey Schmidt, Rocori, 3-6, 6-7 (4-7)