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Girls Tennis: Cards strong-arm Alexandria

Willmar's Kirah Kessler-Gross follows through on a backhand against Alexandria on Tuesday. Curt Hogg / Tribune1 / 6
Willmar's Cayle Hovland follows through on a forehand on Tuesday against Alexandria. Curt Hogg / Tribune2 / 6
Willmar's Cayle Hovland takes a swing on Tuesday afternoon against Alexandria. Curt Hogg / Tribune3 / 6
Willmar's Cayle Hovland follows through on a backhand on Tuesday against Alexandria. Curt Hogg / Tribune4 / 6
Willmar's Jordyn Swoboda prepares to hit a backhand volley on Tuesday against Alexandria. Curt Hogg / Tribune5 / 6
Willmar's Cayle Hovland delivers a serve on Tuesday against Alexandria. Curt Hogg / Tribune6 / 6

WILLMAR - Before its match against Alexandria on Tuesday afternoon, Willmar girls tennis head coach Jim Anderson knew that it would take a strong showing from his team's singles players to come away with a victory.

That was precisely the case, as Willmar wrapped up a 4-3 win early with three singles victories to go along with a triumph at No. 2 doubles.

Cayle Hovland took care of business at No. 1 singles for Willmar, defeating Alexandria's Jamie Lanoue with strong play at the net, 6-1 6-2.

One court away, Jordyn Swoboda came away with an efficient 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles, while Chloe Hansen won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 singles.

It was a newly-formed doubles duo, though, that helped put Willmar over the top.

Olivia Corneil and Lydia Morrell connected right away, dominating at No. 2 doubles for a 6-1, 6-1 win.

Next up for Willmar is a road match at St. Cloud Tech on Thursday.

Willmar 4, Alexandria 3

Singles

(1) Cayle Hovland, W, def. Jamie Lanoue 6-1 6-2 (2) Jordyn Swoboda, W, def. Alli Prestby 6-2 6-1 (3) Chloe Hansen, W, Brianna Holm 6-2 6-1 (4) Rachel Bitzan, A, def. Mady Spencer 6-2 6-2

Doubles

(1) Taylor Partington/Laura Wilmesmeire, A, def. Kirah Kessler-Gross/Ashley Prahl 6-2 1-6 7-5 (2) Lydia Morrell/Olivia Corneil 6-1 6-1, W, def. Madison Ressemann/Abby Sater (3) Annie Harding/Kayle Svee, A, def. Makenna Hogan/Alyssa Morrell 7-6 6-4

NLS 7, BBE 0

Erin Loterbauer, Ava Hanson, April Groff and Ruby Parsons won singles matches and the doubles teams of Izzy Schmiesing and Shea Oman, Annika Spors and Suzanne Schneider and Alex Suchy and Taylor Barber also won their matches as New London-Spicer swept the Jaguars on Tuesday in New London.

Singles

(1) Erin Loterbauer, N, def. Morgan Meyer 6-1 6-0 (2) Ava Hanson, N, def. Mallory Bents 6-1 6-1 (3) April Groff, N, def. Sarah Schmitz 7-5 6-4 (4) Ruby Parsons, N, def. Paige Prentice 6-0 6-1

Doubles

(1) Izzy Schmiesing/Shea Oman, N, def. Amanda Feldman/Kim Terhaar 6-0 6-0 (2) Annika Spors/Suzanne Schneider, N, def. Kylie Terhaar/Chandler TeBrake 6-2 6-1 (3) Alex Suchy/Taylor Barber, N, def. Olivia Thieschafer/Kenzie Thieschafer 6-0 6-1

LQPV/DB 7, MACCRAY 0

The Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd tennis team didn't drop a set in a win over MACCRAY on Tuesday at the MACCRAY High School courts in Clara City.

Singles

(1) Molly Hacker, L, def. Missy Marcus 6-3 6-2 (2) Ashtyn Oie, L, def. Kendra Hammerschmidt 6-2 6-2 (3) Anna Hacker, L, def. Jade Bedel 6-2 6-0 (4) Addi Oie, L, def. Allison Shubert 6-3 6-1

Doubles

(1) Courtney Hanson/Jessica Sigdahl, L, def. Tegan Nokleby/Katie Burdorf 6-0 6-0 (2) Rachel Halvorson/Bree Kallhoff, L, def. Leah Johnson/Katelyn Handt 6-2 6-1 (3) Veda Mahavaj/Gionna Parsa, L, def. Grace Haugen/Hayley Rhode 6-2 6-4

Minnewaska 5, Montevideo 2

Minnewaska won three of four singles matches and also won at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles to down Montevideo on Tuesday at the Minnewaska High School courts.

Singles

(1) Danielle Thorfinnson, Mw, def. Kori Douglas 6-2 6-1 (2) Susie Wamstad, Mn, def. Karra Hanson 6-4 6-4 (3) Alissa Thorfinnson, Mw, def. Alissa Eickhoff 6-0 6-1 (4) Maddie Thorfinnson, Mw, def. Abby Gremmels 6-3 6-0

Doubles

(1) Anna Vold/Greta Reichmann, Mw, def. Erica Loose/Andrea Loose 6-2 6-0 (2) Cammy Mithun/Hannah Orlowski, Mw, def. Elizabeth Padula/Hannah Cushing 6-1 6-3 (3) Taylor Knutsen/Emily Brace, Mn, def. Madelynn Reichmann/Annika Randt 0-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-4

YME 5, Melrose 2

Yellow Medicine East swept four singles matches and the Sting's No. 3 doubles team also picked up a point in a victory over the Dutch on Tuesday.

Singles

(1) Anne Clarke, Y, def. McKayla Schleper 6-3 6-0 (2) Whitney Tennis, Y, Allies Toenies 7-5 6-4 (3) Chelsea Hoernemnn, Y, Paige Danzl 6-4 0-6 6-1 (4) Emily Johnson, Y, def. Natalie Wilwerding 6-4 4-6 6-4

Doubles

(1) Hanna Wiechmann/Haiden Rausch, M, def. Chelsey Niemeyer 6-1 6-1 (2) Chelsey Wieling/Jessie Danzl, M, def. Hannah Lecy/Emilee Speh 6-3 6-2 (3) Ashley Niemeyer/Cherish hammer, Y, def. Kirsten Drogseth/Erika Hoppe 5-7 7-6 (9-7) 6-4

Benson 7, MCA 0

The Braves didn't drop a set in a sweep of Morris/Chokio-Alberta on Tuesday in Benson.

Benson, now 2-1 in the West Central Conference and 4-3 overall, plays Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/USA at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Singles

(1) Sophia Curriel, B, def. Lilly Swanson 7-6 6-2 (2) Gracie Lenz, B, def. Hannah Wutzke 7-5 6-1 (3) Grace Arnold, B, def. Abbigail Athey 6-0 6-1 (4) Anna Samuelson, B, def. Megan Lindahl 6-1 6-2

Doubles

(1) Olivia Hoffman/Susan Knutson, B, def. Lea Asmus/Ryanne Long 6-4 7-5 (2) Emma Heinzig/Brenna Knutson, B, def. Lakia Manska/Greta Henteges 6-4 6-1 (3) Amy Zniewski/Stacy Johnson, B, def. Katie Messner/Hailey Jackson 6-1 6-0

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