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Prep Girls Tennis: Willmar takes out Apollo

WILLMAR -- The Willmar girls tennis team lost only at 1-doubles in a 6-1 victory over St. Cloud Apollo Thursday.

Cardinals' singles players Xiaodan Yu, Gabie Bierbaum, Bailey Hovland and Maddy Oehrlein all won in straight sets.

The 2-doubles team of Carlee Bach and Leah Ramon won with a second-set tiebreaker, and the 3-doubles team of Waverly Slette and Abbey Weiler also won in two sets.

Willmar 6, SC?Apollo 1


(1) Xiaodan Yu, W, def. Megan Brennen 6-0, 6-1 (2) Gabie Bierbaum, W, def. Shalen Anderson 6-0,6-1 (3) Bailey Hovland, W, def. Katie Ford 6-4, 6-2 (4) Maddy Oehrlein, W, def. Kim Tran 6-3, 6-3


(1) Becca Humbert/Karin Smith, A, def. Heather Horning/Kassy Linbo 6-4, 6-3 (2) Carlee Bach/Leah Ramon, W, def. Karlee Burrows/Alli Brittin 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) (3) Waverly Slette/Abbey Weiler, W, def. Remi Deyak/Tayler Schmidt 6-2, 7-5

West Cent. South

Benson/KMS 7, YME 0

Benson/KMS (5-3, 9-12) secured second place in the conference with the win.

Susan Zniewski at 1-singles and Megan Vergin/Kendra Dingmann at 2-doubles won in three sets to keep the shutout intact.

The conference's individual tournament is Saturday at 9 a.m. in Montevideo.


(1) Susan Zniewski, B, def. Jenna Rasmusen 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 (2) Bridget Auch, B, def. Rachel Christensen 6-3, 6-2 (3) Kelly Saunders, B, def. Leah Gluth 6-4, 6-3 (4) Maggie Buyck, B, def. Anna Posch 6-1, 6-2


(1) Kelsey Hammerschmidt/Hannah Ricard, B, def. Kendra Sander-Tianna Gardner 6-3, 6-2 (2) Megan Vergin/Kendra Dingmann, B, def. Brittanna Raddatz/Allie Trudel 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 (3) Gretchen Pederson/Kelsey Rajewsky, B, def. Jordan Glad/Sandy Bartels 7-5, 6-4


Litchfield 5, NLS 2

New London-Spicer's first and second singles players won their matches, but Litchfield won the other five matches.

Litchfield's Chantel Nivaud and Kalley Spreiter picked up straight-set wins at third and fourth singles, and the Dragons swept the three doubles matches, also in straight sets.

Amanda Radel (No. 1) and Lisa Dobbelaere (No. 2) lost just a combined three games at the top singles positions for New London-Spicer.


(1) Amanda Radel, N, def. Kayla Rosenow 6-0, 6-1 (2) Lisa Dobbelaere, N, def. Kaity Johnson 6-1, 6-1 (3) Chantel Nivaud, L, def. Ellie Geer 7-6 (9-7), 6-4 (4) Kalley Spreiter, L, def. Mackenzie Loftness 6-1, 6-1


(1) Alissa Holmgren/Anna Johnson, L, def. Baylie Clark, Kristin Lewis 6-1, 6-2 (2) Rachel Fredman, Emma Lemke, L, def. Abby Nelson, Wally Gustafson 6-1, 6-1 (3) Krista Miller, Kennedy Sommerfield, L, def. Kylie Soine, Kendra Gronseth 6-2, 7-6 (7-0)