Girls Tennis: Litchfield’s Spreiter/Sommerfeld advance to state tourney
COLLEGEVILLE — Litchfield juniors Kalley Spreiter and Kennedy Sommerfeld qualified for the state individual tournament after winning the true second doubles match during the final rounds of the Section 5A individual tournament Monday at St. John’s University.
Spreiter and Sommerfeld are Litchfield’s first entrants at the state tournament since Ellie Black won the 5A singles title in 2010. This year’s tournament is Oct. 24-25 at the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis.
The Litchfield duo won their first two matches last week before falling to eventual champions Lauren Athman/Claire Carney of Providence Academy in the semifinals Monday. Spreiter and Sommerfeld then swept Mattea Eckstein/Daisha Meyer of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa in the third-place match and Sara Laudenbach/Lisa Neuman of Annandale in the true second match.
Falling just short of also advancing to the state tournament was New London-Spicer’s Lisa Dobbeleare. The senior won her first two matches, fell in the semifinals, bounced back to win the third-place match to force a true second match, where she fell in straight sets to section runner-up Danielle Gannon of Holy Family Catholic.
Eva Sullivan of Providence Academy won the singles title.
How Area Teams Fared
Lauren Knisley: 1-0
Natalie Nelson: 0-1
Kennedy Sommerfeld/Kalley Spreiter: 4-1, 2nd place
Emily Smith/Alexa Desens: 0-1
McKenzie Winter: 0-1
Morgan Pastian: 0-1
Amanda Evens/Morgan Meyer: 0-1
Mattea Eckstein/Daisha Meyer: 2-2, 4th place
Amber Wieberdink: 1-1
Kim Trulock: 0-1
Kaylee Christensen/Sandry: 0-1
Sandry/Jenna Mersbergen: 1-1
Abby Nelson: 0-1
Lisa Dobbelaere: 3-2, 3rd place
Louise Lungstrom/Wally Gustafson: 0-1
Reiley Ness/Kylie Soine: 0-1
Minnewaska had two doubles teams and Maggie Buyck of Benson advanced to the semifinals of the Section 6A individual tournament Monday at Fitness Evolution in Sartell.
Rachel Riley and MaKenna Hanson are the No. 1 seed and the No. 2 seed are Minnewaska teammates Jada Hoffman and Ellen Stensrud. Buyck is the No. 5 seed in the singles bracket.
The three entrants all went 2-0 to reach the semifinals that start today at 4 p.m. back at Fitness Evolution.
The championships will follow as the top two finishers advance to the Class A State Tournament that is Oct. 24-25 at Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis.
Kailey Maroney of Montevideo and Kylie Jahn of Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd both lost their semifinal matches in the singles portion of the Section 3A individual tournament Monday at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.
The two then battled for third place with Maroney winning 6-3, 6-4.
The two finishers advance to the state tournament.