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Girls Tennis Roundup: Dragons go 3-for-3 at home triangular

Litchfield beats Minnewaska, Willmar and Virginia

LITCHFIELD — Litchfield locked up a trio of wins at home Wednesday afternoon, beating Minnewaska, Willmar and Virginia.

The Dragons defeated the Lakers 6-1, the Cardinals 7-0 and the Blue Devils 6-1

Against Minnewaska, Karlee Prahl regrouped after a first-set loss to get the win at No. 3 singles for Litchfield. She beat Leah Hagen 4-6, 6-0, 12-10. Ryanna Steinhaus, Kylie Michels and Isla Dille each had wins for the Dragons as they swept singles play.

The Lakers’ lone win came at No. 2 doubles. The pair of Olivia Bleick and Sydney Dahl won 7-5, 7-5 against Kaitlyn Palmer and Sophie Stilwell.

Against Willmar, the most highly contested match came at No. 3 doubles. The Dragons’ pair of Olivia Olson and Emma Anderson came through with a 2-6, 6-4, 10-8 win over the Cardinals’ Lizzie Eide and Heidi Kath.

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The Dragons’ singles players completed their undefeated day in solo play, going 4-0 in singles against Virginia. Prahl won her second three-set match of the day at No. 3, holding off Ella Lamppa 6-2, 6-7, 12-10. Isla Dille also picked up a three-set win, defeating Alli Fink 1-6, 7-6, 10-8.

Litchfield 6,
Minnewaska 1

Singles
(1) Ryanna Steinhaus, L, def Alissa Thorfinnson 7-5, 6-3 … (2) Kylie Michels, L, def Addy Randt 6-3, 7-5 … (3) Karlee Prahl, L, def Leah Hagen 4-6, 6-0, 12-10 … (4) Isla Dille, L, def Grace Jensen 6-0, 6-1
Doubles
(1) Britney Prahl/Lauren Erickson, L, def Maddie Thorfinnson/Olivia Richards 6-1, 6-4 … (2) Olivia Bleick/Sydney Dahl, M, def Kaitlyn Palmer/Sophie Stilwell 7-5, 7-5 … (3) Olivia Olson/Amelia Benson, L, def Megan Thorfinnson/Alia Randt 7-6, 6-2

Litchfield 7,
Willmar 0

Singles
(1) Ryanna Steinhaus, L, def Allison Bruhn 6-3, 6-3 … (2) Kylie Michels, L, def Adali Laidlaw 6-1, 6-1 … (3) Karlee Prahl, L, def Emmi Larson 6-1, 6-0 … (4) Isla Dille, L, def Lizzy Hoffman 6-1, 6-0
Doubles
(1) Britney Prahl/Lauren Erickson, L, def Caroline Becker/Kessa Mara 6-1, 7-6 … (2) Kaitlyn Palmer/Sophie Stilwell, L, def Alise Staebell/Ashlie Staebell 6-3, 6-1 … (3) Olivia Olson/Emma Anderson, L, def Lizzie Eide/Heidi Kath 2-6, 6-4, 10-8

Litchfield 6,
Virginia 1

Singles
(1) Ryanna Steinhaus, L, def Ava Fink 6-0, 6-1 … (2) Kylie Michels, L, def Anna Fink 6-4, 6-2 … (3) Karlee Prahl, L, def Ella Lamppa 6-2, 6-7, 12-10 … (4) Isla Dille, L, def Alli Fink, 1-6, 7-6, 10-8
Doubles
(1) Britney Prahl/Lauren Erickson, L, def Paige Maki/Ava Seppala 6-2, 7-5 … (2) Kaitlyn Palmer/Sophie Stilwell, L, def Abby Kramer/Mariele Paulsen 6-3, 6-1 … (3) Theresa Anderson/Sydney Spelts, V, def Olivia Olson/Amelia Benson 6-1, 7-5

Late Tuesday
MACCRAY 4,
Redwood Valley 3

MACCRAY swept the singles to edge Redwood Valley in Clara City.

Singles players Tayte Nokleby, Malinda Peterson, Hannah DeLong and Alex Dirksen all recorded victories for the Wolverines.

Singles
(1) Tayte Nokleby, M, def. Brooke Zollner 4-6, 6-2, 10-4 … (2) Malinda Peterson, M, def. Anneliese Hammer 3-6, 7-5, 10-7 … (3) Hannah DeLong, M, def. Lilly DeBlieck 3-6, 6-2, 10-3 … (4) Alex Dirksen, M, won by forfeit, 2-0
Doubles
(1) Ava Shaw-Kerkhoff/Grace Blare, RV, def. Linda Waltz/Rachel Seehusen 6-2, 6-3 … (2) Lauren Dolezal/Ella Stoneberg, RV, Anna Janssen/Greta Meyer 6-4, 6-2 … (3) Avery Wilson/Mila Jenniges/RV, def. Erika Pieper/Mackenna Burnett, 6-1, 6-2.

Luverne 6, MACCRAY 1

Luverne won every match in straight sets except for No. 4 singles at Clara City.

MACCRAY’s point came from Alex Dirksen, who beat Emma Lusty 6-1, 6-3.

Singles
(1) Mia Wenzel, L, def. Tayte Nokleby 6-2, 7-5 … (2) Olivia Wieneke, L, def. Malinda Peterson 6-0, 6-1 … (3) Jacey Smith, L, def. Hannah DeLong 6-0, 6-1 … (4) Alex Dirksen, M, Emma Lusty 6-1, 6-3
Doubles
(1) Kristin Rud/Hope Thorson, L, def. Anna Janssen/Mackenna Burnett 6-0, 6-1 … (2) Katharine Klem/Sarah Stegenga, L, def. Erika Pieper/Greta Meyer 6-2, 6-1 … (3) Roselynn Hartshorn/Cassie Chesley, L, def. Linda Waltz/Rachel Seehusen 6-0, 6-2.

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