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Willmar trips up Fergus

Xiaodan Yu of Willmar swats a return to Fergus Falls' Lindsey Kimball during their 1-singles match Thursday in Willmar. Yu won 6-3, 7-5. Tribune photo by Tom Larson.

WILLMAR -- The Willmar girls tennis team's match against Fergus Falls came down to the 4-singles match and the Cardinals' Bailey Hovland tipped the score in Willmar's favor.

The Cardinals downed Fergus Falls 4-3 thanks to Hovland's 6-2, 6-3 win over Taylor Kind.

The Cardinals also picked up wins from Xiaodan Yu at 1-singles, Gabie Bierbaum at 2-singles and Heather Horning and Kassy Linbo at 1-doubles.

Yu defeated Lindsey Kimball 6-3, 7-5 and Bierbaum took out Fergus Falls' Caitlyn Nygaard 6-2, 7-5.

Horning and Linbo took care of Fergus Falls' Kylie Jensen and Anna Buck 6-4, 6-2.

Willmar next plays at Sartell on Tuesday in another CLC match.

Willmar 4, Fergus Falls 3


(1) Xiaodan Yu, W, def. Lindsey Kimball 6-3, 7-5 (2) Gabie Bierbaum, W, def. Caitlyn Nygaard 6-2, 7-5 (3) Samantha Velde, F, def. Allison Hustedt 6-4, 6-3 (4) Bailey Hovland, W, def. Taylor Kind 6-2, 6-3


(1) Heather Horning/Kassy Linbo, W, def. Kylie Jensen/Anna Buck 6-4, 6-2 (2) Sarah Bowman/Carly Ouren, F, def. Tayva Vollan/Megan Andresen, scores not available (3) Morgan Daniels/Kaci Walvatne, F, def. Abbey Weiler/Waverly Slette 7-5, 6-0