Prep Tennis: Cards' Hovland advances to semifinals
SARTELL - Willmar singles player Cayle Hovland reached the semifinals at the South Sub-Section 8AA Individual Tournament on Friday at Sta Fit.
Other Cards won first-round matches before falling in the quarterfinals.
Hovland plays Foley's Peyton Kopel at 10 a.m. today in the semifinals. The championship and third-place matches are both set for noon.
In the other semifinals match, No. 2-seed Brynn Sauer of Rocori takes on No. 3 seed Kate Inderieden of St. Cloud Tech at 10 a.m. today.
Hovland, the sub-section's top seed, had a first-round bye, then defeated Rocori's Abby Kaluza 6-1, 6-2 in the quarterfinals.
Willmar's Jordyn Swoboda won her first-round match over St. Cloud Tech's Courtney Donnelly 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 before falling in the quarterfinals to Kopel 6-0, 7-5.
Two Card doubles teams won their openers.
Olivia Corneil and Ashley Prahl defeated Sartell's Emily Domres and Libby Crandall 6-3, 6-2 but lost to a Becker duo in the quarters.
Willmar's Makenna Hogan and Kirah Kessler-Gross defeated Rocori's Amy Bertram and Angela Molitor before falling to a Tech pairing in the quarterfinals.
South Sub-Section 8AA
How Willmar fared
Cayle Hovland def. Abby Kaluza, Rocori, 6-1 6-2. Next: Semifinals vs. Peyton Kopel, Foley, 10 a.m. today.
Jordyn Swoboda def, Courtney Donnelly, St. Cloud Tech, 4-6 6-3 6-2; lost to Peyton Kopel, Foley, 6-0 7-5
Olivia Corneil/Ashley Prahl def. Emily Domres/Libby Crandall, Sartell, 6-3 6-2; lost to Taylor Pawlicki/Anna Ritchie, Becker, 6-2 6-3
Makenna Hogan/Kirah Kessler-Gross def. Amy Bertram/Angela Molitor, Rocori, 6-4 6-2; lost to Rebeka Zwiener/Anne Bowe, St. Cloud Tech, 6-1 6-1