Willmar girls tennis preview
Carl Shuldes (6th season)
Sarah Jagow, Spencer Johnson
Central Lakes Conference: 5-4, 5th place.
Overall: 5-5 overall, 10th at Class A state meet.
Season/home: Cardinal Invitational, Saturday 10 a.m. (diving); 1 p.m. (swimming)
Central Lakes Conference: Thursday, home vs. Rocori, 6 p.m.
(Returning letterwinners in bold)
SENIORS: Mariel Aamot, Aleasha Blokzyl, Amy Brandt, Sarah Dunham, Anna Fuglestad, Tiffany Nelson, Alissa Tinklenberg
JUNIORS: Ashley Alvarado, Valor Gorans, Rachel Johnson, Cassandra Yoakum
SOPHOMORES: Ashley Geurtz, Kasi Hornick, Kalina Larsen, Becca Ridler, Shelby Stevens, Tia Swoyer, Sara Tinklenberg, Emily Zondervan
FRESHMAN: Hannah Bateman, Karina DeJong, Lily Dunham, Liz Gorans, Hannah Haugen, Ali Johnson, Janessa Palmer, Alexa Pitra, Zoe Vossen
n Graduation losses included state qualifiers Sarah Hund and state divers Beth Pollock and Laura Polman.
- This year's captain is Anna Fuglestad. Aleasha Blokzyl, Alissa Tinklenberg, Emily Zondervan and Liz Gorans are returning state qualifiers.
- Fueled by state freestyle champion Marissa Woods, Sartell will challenge for CLC honors and may be strong enough to overtake four-time defending Class A champion Visitation. Defending CLC champ St. Cloud Tech, plus Fergus Falls and Brainerd will also make run. Alexandria and Little Falls are expected to be improved.
- Section 3A teams to beat are Hutchinson, Orono and Marshall.
- The Cardinals have potential to challenge for a top-five finish in the CLC and top three in the section.