Girls tennis roundup: Cardinals blank Fergus Falls
WILLMAR -- The Willmar girls tennis team was all business on Thursday, winning six of its matches in straight sets in a 7-0 conference win over Fergus Falls at the Willmar High School courts.
WILLMAR - The Willmar girls tennis team was all business on Thursday, winning six of its matches in straight sets in a 7-0 conference win over Fergus Falls at the Willmar High School courts.
The Cardinals improved to 5-1 in the Central Lakes Conference and they are 9-1 overall.
“I was proud of how well all the girls played as team today, sweeping all seven matches,” said Willmar head coach Jim Anderson. “The singles girls kept up their part of the bargain, over powering an inexperienced Fergus line up.”
Cayle Hovland at 1-singles and Jordyn Swoboda at 2-singles both won their matches 6-0, 6-0.
Elise Bierbaum surrendered just five games at 3-singles and Lydia Morrell dropped just one game in her 4-singles win.
Anderson dabbled with his attack in doubles but all three new teams came away with solid victories, including Avery Hovland and Amanda Zuidema, who rebounded after losing the first set.
Bergen Vollen and Olivia Corneil at 1-doubles and Erika Boehme and Karina Rice at 2-doubles won by identical 6-3, 7-5 scores.
“Bergen and Olivia connected and played strong at the net, winning in straight sets,” Anderson said. “Karina and Erika out-fought their opponents, coming back in the second set of a close match.”
The Cardinals play host to Marshall on Monday.
Willmar 7, Fergus Falls 0
(1) Cayle Hovland, W, def. Abby MacFarlane 6-0 6-0 (2) Jordyn Swoboda, W, def. Kailyn Richey 6-0 6-0 (3) Elise Bierbaum, W, def. Amanda Nelson 6-3 6-2 (4) Lydia Morrell, W, Becca Hofmann 6-1 6-0
(1) Bergen Vollan/Olivia Corneil, W, def. Sadie Christianson/Katie Leitch 6-3 7-5 (2) Erika Boehme/Karina Rice, W, def. Kate Mach/Abby Lemke 6-3 7-5 (3) Avery Hovland/Amanda Zuidema, W, def. Alice Schindler/Taylor Watkins 2-6 6-3 6-4
Melrose 6, Montevideo 1
The Dutch won big on the road on Thursday in Montevideo.
Melrose swept the singles matches and suffered its lone setback at 2-doubles.
Montevideo’s Nikki Erickson and Morgan Reidinger brought home the win 6-1, 6-1.
Montevideo plays next at Benson at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
(1) Elisha Engelmeyer, Mel, def. Kailey Maroney 7-6 (7-3) 2-6 6-0 (2) Madison Worms, Mel, Kendra Wanke 6-1 6-1 (3) Haley Hoppe, Mel, def. Erica Loose 6-2 6-2 (4) Katie Schulzetenberg, Mel, Taylor Knutson 6-3 6-2
(1) Becky Klaphake/Mady Brinkmann, Mel, def. Macy Peters/Anna VanRavenswaay 6-3 6-2 (2) Nikki Erickson/Morgan Reidinger, Mon, def Jessica Kerfeld/Haiden Rausch 6-1 6-1 (3) Kristen Bussmann/Allie Toenies, Mel, def. Olivia Bartz/Rachel West 6-3 6-4
Minnewaska 6, LQPV/DB 1
The Lakers swept singles, with Joelle Thorfinnson, Myranda Thoen, Danielle Thorfinnson and Raelynn Wildman all winning in straight sets.
Michaela Englund and Karissa LaMont at 2-doubles won in straight sets, while Emily Haus and Alicia Daniels at 3-doubles won in three.
Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd’s Molly Hacker and Courtney Hanson won 6-4, 6-3 at 1-doubles.
(1) Joelle Thorfinnson, M, def Kamryn Siedschlag 6-2, 6-1 (2) Myranda Thoen, M, def Ashtyn Oie 6-1, 6-1 (3) Danielle Thorfinnson, M, def Kristyne Hamburg 6-2, 6-2 (4) Raelynn Wildman, M, def Jessica Sigdahl 7-5, 6-1
(1) Molly Hacker/Courtney Hanson, L, def Annika Pederson/Anna Vold 6-4, 6-3 (2) Michaela Englund/Karissa LaMont, M, def Katie Breberg/Karissa Jahn 6-2, 7-6 (3) Emily Haus/Alicia Daniels, M, def Marissa Gearman/Rachel Halvorson 7-5, 4-6, 6-1
Sauk Centre 7, YME 0
(1) Hope Schwinghamer, S, def Danielle Clarke 6-2, 6-2 (2) Morgan Kranz, S, def Anne Clarke 6-1, 6-1 (3) Molly Weyer, S, def Emily Johnson 6-0, 6-0 (4) Melissa ZImmermann, S, def Chelsea Hoernemann 6-0, 6-1
(1) Elizabeth Thirion/Maria Jennissen, S, def Whitney Tennis/Hannah Lecy 6-3, 6-1 (2) Erica Middendorf/Emily Primus, S, def Rachel Trudel/Raelin Enstad 6-3, 6-1 (3) Amanda Petermeier/Hannah Mockres, S, def Chelsey Niemeyer/Erin Bissett 6-0, 6-0
MACCRAY 4, Morris/CA 3
No additional information was provided at press time.
Hutchinson 7, NLS 0
(1) Tayla Card, H, def Taylor Bengtson 6-2, 6-4 (2) Ellyssa Hoversten, H, def Gabby Helland 6-1, 6-3 (3) Grace Johnson, H, def Shea Oman 6-2, 6-1 (4) Emma Johnson, H, def Kylie Thompson 6-2, 6-3
(1) Hannah Starke/Olivia Watzke, H, def Louise Lungstrom/Brea Westberg 6-1, 6-0 (2) Katelyn Koenig/Elle Larson, H, def Erin Loterbauer/Kayla Lobbins 6-0, 6-2 (3) Tiffany Waller/Erin Westlund, H, def Michelle Johnson/Emma Spors 6-2, 6-0