Girls tennis roundup: Litchfield collects a big win

Dragons drop host Jordan 6-1, improve to 2-0

JORDAN — In its first road match of the 2020 season, Litchfield found little resistance against Class AA Jordan en route to 6-1 victory Thursday from Jordan Middle School.

Led by Avery Stilwell at the top of the lineup, the Dragons swept singles competition. The senior cruised through the first set before collecting a 6-0, 6-3 win over Emily Randolph. Ryanna Steinhaus had the most competitive match at No. 2 singles. Winning a tight first set, Steinhaus moved past Mikayla Hanson.

Karlee Prahl and Janessa Olson also added singles victories.

At No. 1 doubles, Britney Prahl and Kylie Michels didn’t drop a game in their 6-0, 6-0 victory over Kyley Bolster and Ella Bounds. Kelsey Ballard and Emma DeWolf followed suit with a straight-set win over Lydia Cook and Michelle Pekarna.

Litchfield hosts Waconia at 4 p.m. Tuesday.


Litchfield 6,
Jordan 1

(1) Avery Stilwell, L def Emily Randolph 6-0 6-3 (2) Ryanna Steinhaus, L def Mikayla Hanson 6-4 6-2 (3) Karlee Prahl, L def Makayla Haugen 6-1 6-2 (4) Janessa Olson, L def Riley Steinhaus 6-0 6-2
(1) Britney Prahl/Kylie Michels, L def Kyley Bolster/Ella Bounds 6-0 6-0 (2) Kelsey Ballard/Emma DeWolf, L def Lydia Cook/Michelle Pekarna 6-2 6-1 (3) Nicole Draheim/Cailin Friary, J, won by default

Montevideo 4,
Minnewaska 3

Host Montevideo squeezed by Minnewaska after capturing wins in all three doubles matches on Thursday.

In No. 1 doubles, Emily Brace and Tyra Sandven dropped the first set to Annika Randt and Maddie Thorfinnson before taking the final two en route to a 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 match victory. The No. 3 doubles match had a similar result. Nina Fitzkappes and Annie Marquardt defeated Olivia Bleick and Grace Jensen 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. The Thunder Hawks duo of Abby Gremmels and Mathea Jorgenson won in straight sets.

At No. 1 singles, Montevideo senior Kori Douglas breezed by Alissa Thorfinnson 6-1, 6-2. Addy Randt, Olivia Richards and Leah Hagen each had wins for the Lakers.

(1) Kori Douglas, Mo., def Alissa Thorfinnson 6-1 6-2 (2) Addy Randy, Mi., def Cami Myers 6-3 6-3 (3) Olivia Richards, Mi., def. Lauren Kluver 7-6 6-7 10-8 (4) Leah Hagen, Mi., def Lauren Dehne 6-0 6-0
(1) Emily Brace/Tyra Sandven, Mo., def Annika Randt/Maddie Thorfinnson 1-6 6-4 6-3 (2) Abby Gremmels/Mathea Jorgenson, Mo., def Ally Mogard/Zoey Elwood 6-0 6-1 (3) Nina Fitzkappes/Annie Marquardt, Mo., def Grace Jensen/Olivia Bleick 3-6 6-3 6-3

NLS 7, BBE 0

New London-Spicer shut out Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa in Thursday’s season-opening match in New London.

Ava Hanson and Emily Ruter each won 6-0, 6-0 matches for the Wildcats at No. 1 and 4 singles, respectively. NLS also had two clean sweeps at doubles, courtesy of Ellie Hanson and Shannon Monson at No. 2, and Jordan Proehl and Delaney Hanson at No. 3.

(1) Ava Hanson, NLS, def Paige Prentice 6-0 6-0 (2) Mya Mayhew, NLS, def Annika Heieie 6-0 6-1 (3) Morgan Rolighed, NLS, def Lucy Trowbridge 6-1 6-0 (4) Emily Ruter, NLS, def Amber Stephani 6-0 6-0
(1) Isabelle Schmiesing/Kamryn Quenemoen, NLS, def Olivia Thieschafer/Kylie Terhaar 6-1 6-1 (2) Ellie Hanson/Shannon Monson, NLS, def Ava Mueller/Presley Detloff 6-0 6-0 (3) Jordan Proehl/Delaney Hanson, NLS, def Bree Thieschafer/Shelby Anderson 6-0 6-0

Melrose 4, YME 3

Yellow Medicine East opened the season with a loss at Melrose.

The Dutchmen got wins at all three doubles matches and at No. 4 singles.

YME’s victories came from Liz Ross at No. 1 singles, Cherish Hammer at No. 2 and Ashley Niemeyer at No. 3.


YME next plays at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday against Sauk Centre at the YME High School KCC Tennis Courts.

(1) Liz Ross, YME, def. Alexi Baumann, 6-3, 7-5 (2) Cherish Hammer, YME, def. Reagan Mueller, Melrose, 6-2, 6-0 (3) Ashley Niemeyer, YME, def. Adeline Stalboerger, 6-7 (3) … (4) Janessa Hoeschen, M, def. Macie Sik, 6-1, 6-1.
(1) Erika Hoppe/Emily Rieland, M, def, Kyra Kvam, Chloe Van Sickle, 6-0, 6-0 (2) Madison Baysinger/Jamie Klasen (M) def. Katelyn Luepke/Hope Foy, 6-0, 6-1 (3) Abigail Welle/Jessica Pohlmann, M< def. Maddie Luft/Hope Stark, 6-1, 6-2

Milbank (S.D.) 3

Winning two out of three in doubles play, Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd got the win over a short-handed Milbank squad in Madison.

LQPV/D-B’s No. 2 doubles team of Kali Bormann and Taylor Jorgenson locked up a 6-2, 6-0 win. Then at No. 3 singles, Kayla Jahn was able to lock up a three-set victory, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.

(1) Halli Essington, M, def Katelyn Wittnebel 6-3 6-0 (2) Jenna Johnson, M, def Maddie Matthies 6-1 6-1 (3) Kayla Jahn, LQPV/DB, def Hope Karels 6-4 2-6 6-3 (4) Sadie Hacker, LQPV/DB, won by forfeit
(1) Hattie Muellenbach/Alexis Ninneman, M, def Sarah Halvorson/Claire Lowry 6-0 6-0 (2) Kali Bormann/Taylor Jorgenson, LQPV/DB, def Marian Mischel/Aubree Fraasch, 6-2 6-0 (3) Gertie Sieg/Trish Maharaj, LQPV/DB, won by forfeit
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