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Prep tennis roundup: LQPV/D-B captures win over Benson/KMS

The home team sweeps doubles in 5-2 West Central Conference win

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Lac qui Parle/Dawson-Boyd junior Katelyn Wittnebel competes in her singles matchup against Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg opponent Elise Duncan on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, in Madison. Matthew Curry/West Central Tribune

MADISON — The Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd girls tennis pulled out the victory Tuesday over Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 5-2.

The athletes were treated to a sunny afternoon but battled heavy winds, which made for some adjustments by the players.

LQPV nearly swept Benson/KMS in singles with juniors Katelyn Wittnebel and Maddie Matthies and ninth-grader Hannah Oie pulling out two-set victories.

Ninth-grader Elle Kletscher earned a victory for Benson/KMS against Kali Bormann 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 at No. 4 singles.

LQPV/D-B swept the doubles.

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Claire Lowry and Sarah Halvorson defeated Milgo Abdi and Bella Quisburg in first doubles in three sets before Benson/KMS Lily Miller and Alana Heltver earned a victory in two sets over Sadie Hacker and Kayla Jahn at No. 2 doubles.

LQPV/D-B Gertie Sleg and Taylen Jorgenson earned another win in third doubles over Anna McNeill and Addy Detoy in two sets.

LQPV/D-B hosts Morris/Chokio-Alberta at 3 p.m. on Friday in Madison.

Benson/KMS travels to Granite Falls to battle Yellow Medicine East at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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Benson/KMS sophomore Elise Duncan warms up for her singles matchup against Lac qui Parle/Dawson-Boyd's Katelyn Wittnebel on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 in Madison. Matthew Curry/West Central Tribune

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Sadie Hacker prepares to connect with an incoming tennis ball in her doubles matchup with Kayla Jahn against Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 in Madison. Matthew Curry/West Central Tribune

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Benson senior Eleanor Habben battles in second singles against Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 at LQPV High School. Matthew Curry/West Central Tribune

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LQPV/D-B 5, Benson/KMS 2

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

Litchfield 7, Melrose 0

Litchfield swept three matches on the way to a convincing victory over host Melrose.

In singles, Ryanna Steinhaus and Karlee Prahl won 6-0, 6-0 and Nos. 1 and 3, respectively. In doubles play, the Dragons’ Britney Prahl and Lauren Erickson were also victorious by a 6-0, 6-0 score.

Singles
(1) Ryanna Steinhaus, L, def Alexis Baumann 6-0, 6-0 … (2) Kylie Michels, L, def Emily Rieland 6-0, 6-0 … (3) Karlee Prahl, L, def Reagan Mueller 6-0, 6-0 … (4) Isla Dille, L, def Anessa Redepenning 6-1, 6-1
Doubles
(1) Britney Prahl/Lauren Erickson, L, def Jasmine Golla/Jamie Klasen 6-0, 6-0 … (2) Taylor Draeger/Olivia Olson, L, def Madison Baysinger/Jessica Pohlmann 6-4, 7-5 … (3) Sophie Stilwell/Kaitlyn Palmer, L, def Ava Thelen/Macy Davis 6-3, 6-1

Litchfield 7, Sauk Centre 0

Litchfield had a pair of 6-0, 6-0 sweeps during a victory over Sauk Centre at Melrose.

At No. 4 singles, the Dragons’ Isla Dille won 6-0, 6-0 against Sam Sabrowsky. Then at No. 3 doubles, the team of Sophie Stilwell and Kaitlyn Palmer got the sweep against the Mainstreeters’ Michelle Straub and Abbig Masog.

Singles
(1) Ryanna Steinhaus, L, def Hailey Hokanson 6-1, 6-0 … (2) Kylie Michels, L, def Addy Hoffman 6-1, 6-0 … (3) Karlee Prahl, L, def Lydia Peterson 6-1, 6-0 … (4) Isla Dille, L, def Sam Sabrowsky, 6-0, 6-0
Doubles
(1) Britney Prahl/Lauren Erickson, L, def Julia Marthaler/Gaby Dickinson 6-1, 6-0 … (2) Taylor Draeger/Olivia Olson, L, def Ellen Rick/Amber Groetsch 6-0, 6-0 … (3) Sophie Stilwell/Kaitlyn Palmer, L, def Michelle Straub/Abbie Masog 6-0, 6-0

Willmar 4, Rocori 3

Willmar now sits 3-0 in the Central Lakes Conference after beating Rocori at Cold Spring.

After splitting singles play with the Spartans, the Cardinals took two of three in doubles to clinch the conference victory. Twin sisters Alise and Ashlie Staebell persevered in a tight third set to defeat Ava Peters and Kirsten Wieling 7-5, 0-6, 7-6 (2). Then at No. 2 doubles, the duo of Kylee Berget and Lizzie Eide pulled through with a 7-5, 6-3 win against Ayla Vettelson and Isabella Arceneau.

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Willmar heads back on the road Thursday for another CLC match against Alexandria.

Singles
(1) Kaylene Andrusic, R, def Kessa Mara 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 … (2) Allison Bruhn, W, def Amber Field 6-2, 6-1 … (3) Caroline Becker, W, def Abby Jopp 6-1, 6-4 … (4) Abby Gamradt, R, def Adali Laidlaw 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Doubles
(1) Alise Staebell/Ashlie Staebell, W, def Ava Peters/Kirsten Wieling 7-5, 0-6, 7-6 (2) … (2) Kylee Berget/Lizzie Eide, W, def Ayla Vettelson/Isabella Arceneau 7-5, 6-3 … (3) Autumn Kron/Isabella Arceneau, R, def Heidi Kath/Emmi Larson 6-1, 6-0

NLS 7, BBE 0

New London-Spicer cruised past Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa to improve its record to 8-1 at Belgrade.

All of the Wildcats’ victories came in straight sets. Mya Mayhew won at No. 1 singles by beating Annika Heieie 6-1, 6-2.

Singles
(1) Mya Mayhew, NLS, def. Annika Heieie 6-1, 6-2 … (2) Brooke Adelman, NLS, def. Paige Prentice 6-1, 6-3 … (3) Avery Dierenfeld, NLS, def. Lucy Trowbridge 6-1, 6-0 … (4) Emily Ruter, NLS, def. Hannah Hirman 6-1, 6-0
Doubles
(1) Izzy Schmiesing/Delany Hanson, NLS, def. Olivia Thieschafer/Tiayana Schwinghammer 6-1, 6-0 … (2) Sadie Hatlestad/Kamryn Quenemoen, NLS, def. Shelby Anderson/Presley Detloff 6-0, 6-0 … (3) Jordan Proehl/Evan Schueler, NLS, def. Skylar Knight, Izzy Graham 6-1, 6-1

Minnewaska 7, YME 0

Minnewaska won every match in straight sets to beat Yellow Medicine East at Glenwood.

No. 1 singles player Alissa Thorfinnson led the way for the Lakers, beating Hope Stark, 6-0, 6-0.

Singles
(1) Alissa Thorfinnson, M, def. Hope Stark 6-0, 6-0 … (2) Addy Randt, M, def. Kyra Kvam 6-0, 6-0 … (3) Leah Hagen, M, def. Hope Foy 6-1, 6-0 … (4) Alia Randt, M, def. Abigail Jimenez, 6-0, 6-0
Doubles
(1) Maddie Thorfinnson/Olivia Richards, M, def. Katelyn Luepke/Emma Keller 6-0, 6-0 … (2) Olivia Bleick/Sydney Dahl, M, def. Reagan Streich/Breea Johnson 6-1, 6-0 … (3) Megan Thorfinnson/Grace Jensen, M, Annelise Jahn/Sarana West 6-0, 6-1

Montevideo 7, MACCRAY 0

Montevideo got the West Central Conference sweep over MACCRAY at Montevideo.

At No. 2 doubles, the Thunder Hawks’ duo of Brooke Hilden and Annie Marquardt picked up a 6-0, 6-0 victory against the Wolverines’ Mackenna Burnett and Anna Janssen.

Singles
(1) Emily Brace, Mon, def Tayte Nokleby 6-4, 6-3 … (2) Cami Myers, Mon, def Hannah DeLong 6-2, 6-0 … (3) Brooke Lindeman, Mon, def Malinda Petersen 6-3, 6-3 … (4) Lauren Dehne, Mon, def Alex Dirksen 6-2, 6-4
Doubles
(1) Tyra Sandven/Mathea Jorgenson, Mon, def Erika Pieper/Greta Meyer 6-2, 6-0 … (2) Brooke Hilden/Annie Marquardt, Mon, def Mackenna Burnett/Anna Janssen 6-0, 6-0 … (3) Gwyn Smiens/Ashley Klaassen, Mon, def Rachel Seehusen/Mia Shubert 6-0, 6-1
Matthew Curry is a sports reporter and photographer for the West Central Tribune.
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