Girls Tennis Roundup: Melrose edges Waska to win WCC title
MELROSE -- Visiting Minnewaska and Melrose split singles, but the Dutchmen won two of the three doubles matches to edge the Lakers 4-3 and win the West Central Conference title on Tuesday.
MELROSE - Visiting Minnewaska and Melrose split singles, but the Dutchmen won two of the three doubles matches to edge the Lakers 4-3 and win the West Central Conference title on Tuesday.
Both teams were unbeaten heading into the match. Melrose finishes WCC play 8-0 and are now 17-0 overall. The Lakers fell to 15-3 and finished with a WCC record of 7-1.
Mady Brinkman and Becky Klaphake at No. 1, and Jessica Kerfeld and Haiden Rausch at No. 2 won three-setters for Melrose. In singles action, Haley Hoppe at No. 3 and Katie Schulzetenburg at No. 4 won in straight sets for Melrose.
Minnewaska’s wins came from Joelle Thorfinnson at 1-singles, Myranda Thoen at 2-singles and the 3-doubles duo of Karissa LaMont and Greta Reichmann.
Melrose 4, Minnewaska 3
(1) Joelle Thorfinnson, Min, def. Elisha Engelmeyer 6-4, 6-3 (2) Myranda Thoen, Min, def. Madison Worms 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) (3) Haley Hoppe, Mel, def. Danielle Thorfinnson 6-2, 6-1 (4) Katie Schulzetenburg, Mel, def. Aiden Riley 6-2, 7-6 (5)
(1) Mady Brinkman/Becky Klaphake, Mel, def. Makenna Hanson/Annika Pederson 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 (2) Jessica Kerfeld/Haiden Rausch, Mel, def. Michaela Englund/Anna Vold 6-2, 1-6, 6-0 (3) Karissa LaMont/Greta Reichmann, Min, def. Kristen Bussmann/Allie Toenies 6-0, 6-2
Montevideo 4, Morris/CA 3
Montevideo collected a road win in its last regular-season match on Tuesday in Morris.
The Thunder Hawks swept doubles in straight sets with Morgan Reidinger and Nikki Erickson at No. 1, Mayson Peters and Anna VanRavenswaay at No. 2, and Olivia Bartz and Kiana Anderson at No. 3. Kailey Maroney also won in straight sets for Montevideo at 1-singles.
Montevideo hosts the West Central Conference tournament on Saturday. Play begins at 9 a.m.
(1) Kailey Maroney, Mon, def. Katie Cannon 6-2 7-6 (7-4) (2) Victoria Tiernan, MCA, def. Kendra Wanke 6-0 6-2 (3) Brittany Randt, MCA, def. Erica Loose 6-1 6-1 (4) Maddie Hennen, MCA, def. Rachel West 6-4 4-6 10-3
(1) Morgan Reidinger/Nikki Erickson, Mon, def. Brittany Cardwell/Annie Brandt 6-0 6-3 (2) Mayson Peters/Anna VanRavenswaay, Mon, def. Kaitlyn Asmus/Sarah Jackson 6-2 6-1 (3) Olivia Bartz/Kiana Anderson, Mon, def. Morgan Rohloff/Lea Asmus 7-5 6-0
Benson 6, YME 1
Benson won three singles matches and swept doubles for the West Central Conference win over Yellow Medicine East on Tuesday in Granite Falls.
Kelsey Rajewsky, Katie Samuelson and Anne Dieter picked up singles victories.
Benson’s doubles teams of Olivia Vergin and Gracie Grussing, Rose McDonald and Cassie Fugleberg and Grace Ricard and Chelsea Hoernamen also were winners.
Anne Clarke won YME’s point at 2-singles.
The Braves are 5-3 in the WCC and 14-5 overall. They play host to Milbank (S.D.) at 3 p.m. Thursday.
(1) Kelsey Rajewsky, B, def. Danielle Clarke 4-6 6-2 10-8 (2) Anne Clarke, Y, def. Kellie Enderson 6-2 6-1 (3) Katie Samuelson, B, def. Whitney Tennis 6-0 6-2 (4) Anne Dieter, B, def. Emily Johnson 6-2 6-1
(1) Olivia Vergin/Gracie Grussing, B, def. Erin Bissett/Chelsey Niemeyer 6-3 6-1 (2) Rose McDonald/Cassie Fugleberg, B, def. Rachel Trudel/Raelin Enstad 6-1 6-2 (3) Grace Ricard/Olivia Hoffman, B, def. Emilee Speh/Chelsea Hoernamen 6-2 6-2
Litchfield split a pair of conference matches on Tuesday in New Prague.
The Dragons beat Annandale 5-2 but lost to New Prague 4-3.
Litchfield’s Shanna Kinny won two matches at 1-singles, as did Laney Huhner at 3-singles.
Vaida Behnke and Avery Stillwell also won two matches at 2-doubles.
The Dragons participate in the Wright County Conference tournament beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday in Orono.
New Prague 4, Litchfield 3
(1) Shanna Kinny, L, def. Jenna Lambrecht 7-5 2-6 11-9 (2) Jinna Flicek, N, def. Natalie Nelson 6-2 6-3 (3) Laney Huhner, L, def. Annika Dumoulin 6-0 6-1 (4) Jenna Larson, N, def. Alyssa Ross 6-1 6-0
(1) Julia Bauer/Carly Madigan, N, def. Addie Lokken/Julia Pyrlik 6-0 2-6 6-3 (2) Vaida Behnke/Avery Stillwell, L, def. Halee Prochaska/Lauren Hillstrom 7-5 6-3 (3) Chloe Bench/Julia Partusek, N, def. Morgan Randt/Neria Lara 6-2 7-5
Litchfield 5, Annandale 2
(1) Kinny, L, def. Alexa Henson 6-3 6-3 (2) Nelson, L, def. Teagan Hood Beckman 6-1 6-1 (3) Huhner, L, def. Maddie Helget 6-1 6-0 (4) Heidi Stang, A, def. Ross 6-0 7-6 (7-3)
(1) Lokken/Pyrlik, L, def. Libby Wirth/Sami Borders 6-2 6-3 (2) Behnke/Stillwell, L, def. Kendra Norgren/Abby Mikel 6-3 6-3 (3) Bailey Bataille/Bailey Manninen, A, def. Randt/Lara 6-1 3-6 6-4
LQPV/DB 5, NL-Spicer 2
Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd swept its singles matches with wins from Kamryn Siedschlag, Molly Hacker, Courtney Hanson and Ashtyn Oie.
Hanson, Siedschlag and Oie won in straight sets, and Hacker came back to win after a first-set loss.
LQPV/DB’s 2-doubles team of Marissa Gearman and Katie Breberg won in two sets and an 8-6 tiebreaker.
Brea Westberg and Louise Lungstrom at 1-doubles and Emma Spors and Michelle Johnson at 3-doubles won for the Wildcats.
(1) Kamryn Siedschlag, L, def Taylor Bengtson 7-5, 6-2 (2) Molly Hacker, L, def Erin Loterbauer 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 (3) Courtney Hanson, L, def Kylie Thompson 6-3, 6-0 (4) Ashtyn Oie, L, def Shea Oman 6-0, 6-1
(1) Brea Westberg/Louise Lungstrom, N, def Kristyne Hamberg/Karissa Jahn 6-3, 6-4 (2) Marissa Gearman/Katie Breberg, L, def Kayla Lobbins/Gabby Helland 6-0, 7-6 (8-6) (3) Emma Spors/Michelle Johnson, N, def Anna Hacker/Jessica Sigdahl 6-2, 6-3