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Girls Tennis: Apollo/Cathedral ousts Cardinals from 8AA team playoffs

SARTELL — Sisters Cayle (1-singles) and Bailey (3-singles) Hovland won Willmar’s lone points Friday as the Cardinals were upended 5-2 by St. Cloud Apollo/Cathedral in the opening round of the Section 8AA-South playoffs.

Now that the team is eliminated from the postseason, Willmar turns its attention to the individual tournament, which starts today in Sartell.

Apollo/Cathedral 5, Willmar 2


(1) Cayle Hovland, W. def. Megan Brennan 6-0, 6-1 (2) Ericka Barthalemy, S, def. Hannah Hansen 6-3, 6-2 (3) Bailey Hovland, W, def. Beauty Flowers 6-4, 6-3 (4) Elise Miller, S, def. Bergen Vollan 4-6, 6-3, 6-4


(1) Sarah Schmitz/Lauren Stang, S, def. Amelia Amon/Claire Schmitz 6-0, 6-2 (2) Ashley Gregerson/Natalie Otto, S, def. Erica Ellingson/Kaylee Chester 6-2, 6-2 (3) Claire Miller/Hannah Lackman, S, def. Sydney Fischer/Kayln Kopecek 6-7 (7-9), 6-4, 6-4