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Prep Tennis: Willmar advances two singles players, doubles team in 8AA

SARTELL -- Xiaodan Yu and Gabie Bierbaum won singles matches and Heather Horning/Kassy Linbo won in doubles Thursday for Willmar to advance to the next round of the Section 8AA individual tennis tournament.

Yu and Bierbaum each won 6-0, 6-0 while Horning/Linbo won in three sets. Carlee Bach/Abbey Weiler were eliminated after losing their first-round match.

The tournament continues today and concludes Saturday at Gold's Gym in Sartell.

Section 3A

REDWOOD FALLS -- Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd's Patricia Ott and Kelle Thompson advanced to the quarterfinals of the Section 3A individual doubles tournament with two victories on Thursday in Redwood Falls.

Ott and Thompson scored straight-set wins over teams from Pipestone and St. James, and will play in the quarterfinals Monday at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.

Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd had two singles players -- Lindsay Hansen and Marina Risch -- and another doubles team -- Michelle Olson/Katie Hutt -- in action on Thursday and all three won opening matches, but were eliminated in second matches.

Section 5A

GLENCOE -- Alissa Holmgren/Anna Johnson, one of Litchfield's doubles teams in the Section 5A individual tournament, and Amanda Radel, New London-Spicer's No. 1 singles player, advanced to the final day of competition Thursday.

Radel won both of her matches Thursday in straight sets and will compete in the semifinals Monday morning at St. John's University in Collegeville, as will Holmgren/Johnson. The finals and third-place matches will follow.