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Girls tennis roundup: Litchfield sends individuals to state meet

Prep girls tennis report for Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in west central Minnesota. The Dragons' Isla Dille and doubles team of Karlee Prahl and Ryanna Steinhaus qualify, as do players from NLS, Benson/KMS and LQPV/D-B

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ROGERS — Along with the team, the Litchfield girls tennis team will send a singles player and a doubles pairing to the Class A state tournament.

Playing at the Rogers Tennis Club on Tuesday, the Dragons’ duo of Karlee Prahl and Ryanna Steinhaus won the Section 6A doubles championship. They opened play Tuesday with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Osakis’ Ellie George and Madeline Anderson in the semifinals. Playing New London-Spicer’s Brooke Adelman and Delaney Hanson in the finals, Prahl and Steinhaus secured the section title, 6-0, 6-1. Adelman and Hanson will also go to state after finishing as the section runners-up.

Litchfield’s Isla Dille is also state-bound following a second-place finish in the singles bracket. She started Tuesday with a 6-1, 6-2 semifinal win against Sauk Centre’s Hailey Hokanson. Dille lost the championship match against Osakis’ Leah Maddock, 6-2, 6-1.

The Class A state girls tennis tournament begins with the team tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by the individual tournament Thursday and Friday. All four days take place at the Reed-Sweatt Family tennis Center in Minneapolis.

Section 6A

How Litchfield fared

Singles
(3) Isla Dille 1-1, 2nd place
Doubles
(1) Karlee Prahl/Ryanna Steinhaus 2-0, 1st place

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How NLS fared

Singles
(4) Mya Mayhew 0-2, 4th place
Doubles
(3) Brooke Adelman/Delaney Hanson 1-1, 2nd place

Section 3A

Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg will send a singles player and a doubles team to the state tournament following the Section 3A individual tournament at Huether Family Match Pointe at Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

In doubles, the Braves’ Elise Duncan and Greta Multhauf won the section championship. They beat Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd’s Claire Lowry and Kayla Jahn in the semifinals, 6-0, 6-0. Then in the final, Duncan and Multhauf defeated Luverne’s Sarah Stegenga and Katharine Kelm, 6-2, 6-1.

In singles, Benson/KMS’ Elle Kletscher will go to state after finishing second. She won her semifinals match over LQPV/D-B’s Madelyn Matthies, 7-5, 6-4. Kletscher ended up losing in the finals to Pipestone’s Toryn Woelber, 6-4, 6-0.

Lowry and Jahn were the section runners-up and will go to state for LQPV/D-B. Playing Stegenga and Kelm in a true second-place match, Lowry and Jahn took the match in three sets, 6-1, 2-6, 6-4.

How Benson/KMS fared

Singles
(3) Elle Kletscher 1-1, 2nd place
Doubles
(1) Elise Duncan/Greta Multhauf 2-0, 1st place

How LQPV/D-B fared

Singles
(7) Madelyn Matthies 1-1, 3rd place
Doubles
(4) Claire Lowry/Kayla Jahn 1-1, 2nd place

How MACCRAY fared

Singles
(8) Tayte Nokleby 0-2, 4th place

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