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Girls Tennis: Hovland sisters reach doubles Elite 8 in Section 8AA for Cardinals

SARTELL — Senior Bailey Hovland and her eighth-grade sister Cayle took third place in the Section 8AA-South Individual Tournament and will advance to next Saturday’s doubles Elite 8 at the Fitness Evolution on the north edge of St. Cloud.

The Hovlands defeated Olivia Hultgren/Katie Suckert of Becker 6-4, 6-4 for third. The Hovlands will join seven other doubles teams in the final round with two pairs advancing to the state individual tournament.

“Bailey and Cayle were impressive beating a good Apollo pair and both Becker duos,” said Willmar coach Jim Anderson.

Anderson added Hannah Hansen, at singles, also played very well defeating Erika Bartholemy of St. Cloud Apollo/Cathedral 7-5, 6-1 before bowing to singles runner-up Katelyn Tarrolly of St. Cloud Tech 6-0, 6-2.

Willmar Singles

Hannah Hansen: def. Erika Bartholemy, St. Cloud Apollo/Cathedral, 7-5, 6-1; lost to Katelyn Tarrolly, St. Cloud Tech, 6-0, 6-2

Bergen Vollan: lost to Alex Revenig, Monticello, 6-1, 6-1

Willmar Doubles

Cayle Hovland/Bailey Hovland: def. Sarah Schmitz/Laurne Stang, St. Cloud Apollo/Cathedral, 6-3, 6-0 … def. Kendra Buettner/Lindsey Lorette, Becker 6-1, 6-3 … lost to Leah Wurm/Sam Eisenreich, St. Cloud Tech, 6-0, 6-2 … def. Olivia Hultgren/Latie Suckert, Becker, 6-4, 6-4

Claire Schmitz/Amelia Amon: lost to Brooke Volpone/Anne Dockendorf, Monticello, 6-1, 6-1