Girls tennis roundup: Cards win rain- shortened match
COLD SPRING -- Willmar posted four wins against Central Lakes Conference rival Rocori on Tuesday before rain and lightning shortened the match, which the Cardinals won 4-1.
COLD SPRING - Willmar posted four wins against Central Lakes Conference rival Rocori on Tuesday before rain and lightning shortened the match, which the Cardinals won 4-1.
Jordyn Swoboda at No. 2, Elise Bierbaum at No. 3 and Lydia Morrell at No. 4 doiminated singles for Willmar, with all three winning in straight sets. Bierbaum, a seventh grader, didn’t lose a game, and Morrell, a freshman, won 6-1, 6-0.
“Swoboda dominated her opponent with strong serving and deep penetrating ground strokes from the baseline,” said Willmar coach Jim Anderson. “Bierbaum outfoxed a steady player with a variety of shots and outgunning her for a sound victory.
“Morrell picked up her third straight win at 4-singles with very consistent ball control.”
Erica Ellingson and Olivia Corneil earned the Cardinals’ fourth win with a 6-0, 6-2 win at 2-doubles.
Cayle Hovland at 1-singles, and Avery Hovland and Erica Boehme at 3-doubles split their first two sets for Willmar before the weather cut short their matches.
The Cardinals (1-0, 3-0) host Alexandria for another CLC match on Thursday.
Willmar 4, Rocori 1
(1) Incomplete (2) Jordyn Swoboda, W, def. Sophie Feldhege 6-1, 6-2 (3) Elise Bierbaum, W, def. Amy Bertram 6-0, 6-0 (4) Lydia Morrell, W, def. Abby Kalvza 6-1, 6-0
(1) Alyssa Job/Carly Reitmeier, R, def. Bergen Vollan/Amanda Zuidema 6-3, 7-5 (2) Erica Ellingson/Olivia Corneil, W, def. Rachel Thompson/Lauren Davis 6-0, 6-2 (3) Incomplete
Melrose 6, Benson 1
Melrose swept singles and took the first two doubles matches to dominate the Braves on Tuesday in Melrose.
Gracie Ricard and Olivia Hoffman paired to win 6-3, 6-0 at 3-doubles for Benson.
(1) Elisha Engelmeyer, M, def. Kelsey Rajewsky 6-4, 6-1 (2) Madison Worms, M, def. Kellie Enderson 6-0, 6-2 (3) Haley Hoppe, M, def. Katie Samuelson 6-2, 6-0 (4) Katie Schulzetenburg, M, def. Annie Dieter 6-1, 6-1
(1) Mady Brinkmann/Becky Klaphake, M, def. Olivia Vergin/Gracie Grussing 6-1, 6-1 (2) Jessica Kerfeld/Kristen Bussmann, M, def. Rose McDonald/Cassie Fugelberg 6-1, 6-2 (3) Gracie Ricard/Olivia Hoffman, B, def. Haiden Rausch/Christine Rolfzen 6-3, 6-0
Osakis 6, Montevideo 1
Morgan Reidinger and Nikki Erickson picked up Montevideo’s lone point against a strong Osakis team on Tuesday in Osakis.
Reidinger and Erickson defeated Emma Kulver and Alayna Eldred 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 at 2-doubles.
The Thunder Hawks’ Kailey Maroney almost pulled out a victory at 1-singles, winning the first set against the Silverstreaks’ Ashley Kramer, then dropping the second set in a 7-5 tiebreaker.
Montevideo is 2-2 overall and plays host to Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
(1) Ashley Kramer, O, def. Kailey Maroney 2-6, 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 (2) Jenna Fearing, O, def. Kendra Wanke 6-2 6-2 (3) Karlee Hoffarth, O, def. Erica Loose 6-1 6-1 (4) Kali Giesler, O, def. Taylor Knutson 6-1 6-2
(1) Krista Fearing/Morgan Silbernick, O, def. Macy Peters/Anna VanRavenswaay 6-2 6-1 (2) Morgan Reidinger/Nikki Erickson, M, def. Emma Kulver/Alayna Eldred 6-2 4-6 6-3 (3) Nicolle Klukken/Liz Sabrowsky, O, def. Olivia Bartz/Kiana Anderson 4-6 6-4 6-4