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Benson 1-singles player Susan Zniewski returns a shot in the first set of her match against Morris/Chokio-Alberta’s Abbie Olson on Thursday in Benson. Zniewski won 6-1, 6-2 and the Braves defeated the Tigers 6-1. Tribune photo by Tom Larson

BENSON — The Benson girls tennis team dropped just three sets to take down Morris/Chokio-Alberta 6-1 on Thursday in a West Central Conference match at the Benson High School courts.

Benson’s Susan Zniewski subbed in for regular 1-singles player Maggie Buyck, who is out with a medical condition, and paced the Braves’ effort with a 6-1, 6-2 win over MCA’s Abbie Olson.

Raquel Curriel, Kellie Enderson and Katie Samuelson also won singled points, and the doubles teams of Kelsey Rajewsky and Kendra Dingmann and Melanie Reese and Olivia Vergin won picked up the Braves’ other points.

MCA’s 3-doubles team of Annie Brandt and Jessica Burks scored the Tigers’ point.

Benson 1-1 in the conference and 6-5 overall, plays at Melrose on Tuesday.

The Tigers, 3-6 overall, plays in the Marshall quadrangular on Saturday.

Benson 6, Morris/Chokio-Alberta 1


(1) Susan Zniewski, B, def. Abbie Olson 6-1 6-2 (2) Raquel Curriel, B, def. Katie Cannon 7-5 6-1 (3) Kellie Enderson, B, def. Maddie Hennen 6-1 6-0 (4) Katie Samuelson, B, def. Hannah Breeggemann 4-6 6-3 6-2


(1) Kelsey Rajewsky/Kendra Dingmann, B, def. Carly Gullickson/Kjerson Anderson 6-4 6-1 (2) Melanie Reese/Olivia Vergin, B, def. Kaitlin Vogel/Brittany Cardrell 6-4 6-3 (3) Annie Brandt/Jessica Burks, M, def. Gracie Grussing/Nicole VanLoy 6-1 7-6 (7-3)

Sauk Centre 5, Montevideo 2

Montevideo won at 4-singles and 3-doubles but had a couple of three-set matches go against them and the Thunder Hawks fell to Sauk Centre on Thursday.

Nikki Erickson picked up a straight-set win at 3-singles and the doubles team of Avery Koosmann and Natasha Smith scored the T-Hawks’ other point at 3-doubles.

The T-Hawks play at the Marshall quadrangular on Saturday.


(1) Bethany Ellis, S, def. Kailey Maroney 6-4 6-4 (2) Morgan Kranz, S, def. Morgan Reidinger 6-4 5-7 6-3 (3) Hope Schwinghamer, S, def. Ashley Hoehne 6-4 2-6 6-2 (4) Nikki Erickson, M, def. Faith Henry 6-3 6-1


(1) Jessican Rodenbiker/Molly Weyer, S, def. Jessa Kack/Tina Lipinski 6-1 6-2 (2) Sophia Ricky/Nicole Meyer, S, def. Mikaela Erickson/Macy Peters 6-4 6-2 (3) Avery Koosmann/Natasha Smith, M, def. Abbi Primus/Abby Wellberg 6-3 7-6 (7-3)

Melrose 7, YME 0


(1) Grace Brang, M, def Danielle Clarke 6-2, 6-1 (2) Eli Engelmeyer, M, def Jordan Glad 6-0, 6-2 (3) Jailyn Brinkman, M, def B. Radditz 6-1, 6-0 (4) Becky Klaphake, M, def Sophie Timm 6-1, 6-0


(1) Madi Rausch/Kennedy Mages, M, def Jordan Trotter/Sandy Bartels 6-3, 6-1 (2) Kelly Kennedy/Sheila Poepping, M, def Mariah Norell/Anne Clarke 6-3, 6-3 (3) Madi Rausch/Mady Brinman, M, def Steph Bartelsl/Haley speilman 6-3, 6-0

Wright County

New London-Spicer 6, Litchfield 1

New London-Spicer nearly swept the conference dual as Lauren Knisley won a three-setter at 2-singles to claim Litchfield’s only point.

Lisa Dobbelaere highlighted three sweeps in singles for NLS with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 1, while Reiley Ness and Megan Holme won a three-set dual at 2-doubles.


(1) Lisa Dobbelaere, N, def Kalley Spreiter 6-1, 6-1 (2) Lauren Knisley, L, def Abby Nelson 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-4 (3) Mackenzie Loftness, N, def Laney Huhner 6-3, 6-0 (4) Taylor Bengtson, N, def Shanna Kinny 6-3, 6-2


(1) Louise Lungstrom/Wally Gustafson, N, def Kennedy Sommerfeld/Emily Smith 6-2, 6-1 (2) Reiley Ness/Megan Holme, N, def Kate Schumann/Natalie Nelson 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-4 (3) Kylie Soine/Taylor Olson, N, def Alexa Desens/Grace Sanos 6-4, 6-4


BBE 7, New York Mills 0

All of the Jaguars’ wins came in set straights with Mattea Eckstein and Daisha Meyer posting the lone shutout at 1-doubles. Morgan Pastian at 3-singles and Peyton Miller/Sierra Wohlman at 3-doubles both won their matches 6-0, 6-1.


(1) Cassandra Hoppe, B, def. Victoria Selander 6-2, 6-2 (2) Mackenzie Winter, B, def. Abby Salo 6-3, 6-3 (3) Morgan Pastian, B, def. Robyn Harper 6-0, 6-1 (4) Sonja Carson, B, won by forfeit


(1) Mattea Eckstein/Daisha Meyer, B, def. Jordin Roberts/Jewelle 6-0, 6-0 (2) Morgan Meyer/Amanda Evens, B, def. Maddy Keskitalo/Mallory Weber 6-3, 6-2 (3) Peyton Miller/Sierra Wohlman, B, def. Kori Salo/Mikaila Honer 6-0, 6-1


MACCRAY 5, Worthington 2

The Wolverines split four singles matches but their doubles teams came through with three big victories in a win over Worthington on Thursday.

Jenna Mersbergen and Kim Trulock won singles matches for the Wolverines, and MACCRAY’s doubles teams surrendered just eight games in their three victories.


(1) Emily Williamson, W, def. Amber Wieberdink 6-4, 6-1 (2) Jenna Mersbergen, M, def. Rachel Drietz 6-1, 6-1 (3) Kim Trulock, M, def. Annie Lesnar 6-2, 6-4 (4) Alicia Khatt, W, def. Brianna Harguth 6-1, 6-1


(1) Annie Sandry/Kaylee Christenson, M, def. Sarah Janssen/Makensie Carstensen 6-1, 6-2 (2) Heather Marcus/Belle Brynjulfson, M, def. Brianna Kempema/Miranda LeBrun 6-2, 6-0 (3) Haylee Sandry/Emily Woods, M, def. Paige Stewart/Kristy Workmen 6-1, 6-3