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Prep Girls Tennis Roundup: Luverne sweeps YME to open playoffs

Benson/KMS, Montevideo advance in Section 3A tournament

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Girls Tennis

LUVERNE — The Luverne girls tennis team won three matches by a score of 6-0, 6-0 en route to a Section 3A quarterfinal win against Yellow Medicine East .

Roselynn Hartshom got one of those sweeps for the Cardinals at No. 4 singles. Also winning 6-0, 6-0 were No. 1 doubles (Olivia Wieneke and Kristin Rud) and No. 2 doubles (Hope Thorson and Katharine Kelm).

Luverne will face Benson/KMS in the section semifinals Wednesday at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.

Section 3A
Luverne 7, YME 0

Singles
(1) Mia Wenzel, L, def Hope Stark 6-1, 6-0 … (2) Jacey Smith, L, def Kyra Kvam 6-1, 6-1 … (3) Sarah Stegenga, L, def Hope Foy 6-2, 6-1 … (4) Roselynn Hartshom, L, def Abigail Jimenez 6-0, 6-0
Doubles
(1) Olivia Wieneke/Kristin Rud, L, def Katelyn Luepke/Emma Keller 6-0, 6-0 … (2) Hope Thorson/Katharine Kelm, L, def Reagan Streich/Breea Johnson 6-0, 6-0 … (3) Priscilla Muehr/Tori Hemme, L, def Annelise Jahn/Sarana West 6-2, 6-1

Benson/KMS 4,
LQPV/D-B 3

Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg edged Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd to earn a berth in the Section 3A semifinals at Benson.

Benson/KMS earned victories at Nos. 2 and 3 singles (Hannah Helms and Elle Kletscher) and Nos. 2 and 3 doubles. Winning at No. 2 doubles were Lily Miller/Bella Quisberg. Winning at No. 3 were Anna McNeil and Alana Hettver.

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Kletscher and the No. 3 doubles team had the toughest matches. At No. 3 singles, Kletscher beat Hannah Oie 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. At No. 3 doubles, McNeill and Hettver defeated Elise Wiebe and Taylen Jorgenson 4-6, 7-5, 7-5.

Singles
(1) Katelyn Wittnebel, LQPV, def. Elise Duncan 6-3, 6-0 … (2) Hannah Helms, B, def. Maddie Matthies 6-4, 6-2 … (3) Elle Kletscher, B, def. Hannah Oie, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 … (4) Kayla Jahn, LQPV, def. Addy DeToy 6-2, 6-4
Doubles
(1) Sarah Halvorson/Claire Lowry, LQPV, def Eleanor Habben/Milgo Abdi 6-2, 6-2 … (2) Lily Miller/Bella Quisberg, B, def Kali Bormann/Sadie Hacker 6-3, 6-3 … (3) Anna McNeill/Alana Hettver, B, def Elsie Wiebe/Taylen Jorgenson 4-6, 7-5, 7-5

Morris/C-A 7,
MACCRAY 0

Morris/Chokio-Alberta cruised to the Section 3A quarterfinal victory at Morris.

All the matches were in straight sets. At No. 1 singles, the Tigers’ Abbigail Athey defeated Tayte Nokleby 6-3, 6-1. And at No. 3 doubles, Lydia Fynboh and Liz Bollard beat MACCRAY’s Mia Shubert and Linda Walz 6-1, 6-3.

Singles
(1) Abbigail Athey, Mo, def. Tayte Nokleby 6-3, 6-1 … (2) Kassidy Girard, Mo, 6-0, 6-1 … (3) Cate Kehoe, Mo, def. Hannah Delong 6-2, 6-2 … (4) Claire Stark, Mo, def. Alex Dirksen 6-1, 6-1
Doubles
(1) Hope Sperr/K.J. Nibbe, Mo, def. Greta Meyer and Kenna Burnette 6-1, 6-0 … (2) Lakia Manska/Breanna Schmidgall, Mo, Anna Janssen/Rachel/Seehuse 6-0, 6-0 … (3) Lydia Fynboh/Liz Bollard, Mo, def. Mia Shubert/Linda Waltz 6-1, 6-3

Montevideo 7,
Pipestone 0

Montevideo earned the sweep over the Pipestone Arrows in the Section 3A quarterfinal at Montevideo.

The Thunder Hawks had two tough wins in doubles. At No. 2, Brooke Hilden and Annie Marquardt beat Alyssa Enger and Madison Purin 6-3, 2-6, 10-4. At No. 3, Gwyn Smiens and Ashley Klaasen beat Addison Draper and Vivian Brockberg 7-6 (3), 6-3.

Montevideo plays Morris/Chokio-Alberta in a semifinal match Thursday at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.

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The winner plays later Thursday for the championship against the winner of Luverne and Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg.

Singles
(1) Emily Brace, M, def. Brielle Kuim 6-3, 6-2 … (2) Cami Myers, M, def. Jenna Boeke, 6-2, 6-3 … (3) Brooke Lindeman, M, def. Kennedy Manderscheid 6-1, 6-0 … (4) Lauren Dehne, M, def. Jasmine Boeke 6-1, 6-0
Doubles
(1) Tyra Sandven/Mathea Jorgenson, M, def. Toryn Woelber/Emma Stahl 6-2, 6-4 … (2) Brooke Hilden/Annie Marquardt, M, def. Alyssa Enger/Madison Purdin 6-3, 2-6, 10-4 … (3) Gwyn Smiens/Ashley Klaasen, M, Addison Draper/Vivian Brockberg, 7-6 (3), 6-3.
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