Girls tennis roundup: NLS Wildcats earn a sweep over Willmar Cardinals

Prep girls tennis report for MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2022, in west central Minnesota. NLS takea a 7-0 non-conference victory over the visiting Cards
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NEW LONDON — The New London-Spicer girls tennis team swept the competition on Monday with a 7-0 non-conference victory over Willmar.

At No. 3 singles, the Wildcats’ Ella Wieland pulled off a 6-0, 6-0 win over Lizzy Hoffmann. NLS head coach Chad Schmiesing was also complementary of Emily Ruter, who won her No. 4 singles match over Jenna Hisken, 6-3, 6-0.

“Really proud of Emily Ruter tonight,” Schmiesing said. “She found her rhythm late in the second set and didn’t look back.”

At No. 3 doubles, Brianna Wileman and Madisyn Claseman came back from a first-set loss to beat the Cardinals’ Katelyn Garberding and Aubrey Peterson, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.

“Brianna Wileman and Madisyn Claseman did a great job of fighting through and winning the third set,” Schmiesing said.


NLS heads to Glenwood at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday for a key Section 6A matchup against Minnewaska. Willmar is back at home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday for a Central Lakes Conference match against Sauk Rapids.

NLS 7, Willmar 0

(1) Mya Mayhew, NLS, def Adali Laidlaw 6-1, 6-0 … (2) Amyra Gamez, NLS, def Emmie Larson 6-3, 6-2 … (3) Ella Wieland, NLS, def Lizzy Hoffmann 6-0, 6-0 … (4) Emily Ruter, NLS, def Jenna Hisken 6-3, 6-0

(1) Brooke Adelman/Delaney Hanson, NLS, def Kennedy Mara/Addison Malone 6-2, 6-0 … (2) Jordan Proehl/Avery Dierenfeld, NLS, def Heidi Kath/Abby Hisken 6-1, 6-3 … (3) Brianna Wileman/Madisyn Claseman, NLS, def Katelyn Garberding/Aubrey Peterson 4-6, 6-2, 7-5

Litchfield 7, Melrose 0

Litchfield, ranked fourth in the state in Class A, rolled to a victory against Melrose at Litchfield.

Isla Dille and Kaitlyn Palmer both won 6-0, 6-0 for the Dragons at Nos. 3 and 4 singles.

(1) Ryanna Steinhaus, L, def Emily Rieland 6-0, 6-2 … (2) Karlee Prahl, L, def Alexis Baumann 6-1, 6-3 … (3) Isla Dille, L, def Gretta Hellermann 6-0, 6-0 … (4) Kaitlyn Palmer, L, def Jenna Butkowski 6-0, 6-0
(1) Lauren Erickson/Olivia Olson, L, def Jamie Klasen/Jesssica Pohlmann 6-1, 6-1 … (2) Trinity Hawes/Sophie Stilwell, L, def Madison Baysinger/Anessa Redepenning 6-1, 6-2 … (3) Amelia Benson/Emma Anderson, L, def Abigail Welle/Macy Davis 6-3, 6-3

Minnewaska 6, MACCRAY 1

Playing a pair of matches on Monday, Minnewaska opened with a win against MACCRAY at Clara City.

The Lakers’ No. 2 doubles team of Grace Jensen and Zoey Elwood beat Mackenna Burnett and Iris Donner, 6-0, 6-0.


The Wolverines’ Greta Meyer won a three-set match against Olivia Danielson at No. 3 singles, 1-6, 7-6 (7-3), 10-7.

(1) Megan Thorfinnson, Min, def Tayte Nokleby 6-2, 6-0 … (2) Alia Randt, Min, def Hannah DeLong 6-2, 6-1 … (3) Greta Meyer, MAC, def Olivia Danielson 1-6, 7-6 (7-3), 10-7 … (4) Jayda Kolstoe, Min, def Erika Pieper 6-4, 6-3

(1) Sydney Dahl/Olivia Bleick, Min, def Malinda Peterson/Alex Dirksen 7-5, 6-3 … (2) Grace Jensen/Zoey Elwood, Min, def Mackenna Burnett/Iris Donner 6-0, 6-0 … (3) Avarie Uhde/Katy Vold, Min, def Ella Kienitz/Mia Shubert 6-0, 6-1

Minnewaska 7, YME 0

After playing at MACCRAY, Minnewaska hit the road again for Granite Falls to play Yellow Medicine East. The Lakers wrapped up the afternoon with a sweep of the Sting.

Minnewaska’s Grace Jensen and Zoey Elwood, and Jayda Kolstoe and Katy Vold each won 6-1, 6-0 at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles.

(1) Megan Thorfinnson, M, def Hope Stark 6-1, 6-3 … (2) Sydney Dahl, M, def Liz Ross 6-1, 6-2 … (3) Olivia Danielson, M, def Hope Foy 6-1, 6-3 … (4) Avarie Uhde, M, def Emma Keller 6-0, 6-1
(1) Olivia Bleick/Alia Randt, M, def Abigail Jimenez/Brianna Nelson 6-0, 6-2 … (2) Grace Jensen/Zoey Elwood, M, def Sarana West/Katelyn Luepke 6-1, 6-0 … (3) Jayda Kolstoe/Katy Vold, M, def Breea Johnson/Reagan Streich 6-1, 6-0


Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd swept singles play en route to a victory over Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Madison.

Katelyn Wittnebel and Maddie Matthies each had 6-0, 6-1 wins for LQPV/D-B at Nos. 1 and 2 singles.


BBE’s lone win came at No. 1 doubles. The Jaguars’ pair of Presley Detloff and Tiyana Schwinghammer beat Claire Lowry and Kayla Jahn, 7-5, 6-2.

(1) Katelyn Wittnebel, L, def Annika Heieie 6-0, 6-1 … (2) Maddie Matthies, L, def Lucy Trowbridge 6-0, 6-1 … (3) Hannah Oie, L, def Hannah Hirman 6-1, 6-1 … (4) Sadie Hacker, L, def Jocelyn Commerford 6-2, 6-0
(1) Presley Detloff/Tiyana Schwinghammer, BBE, def Claire Lowry/Kayla Jahn 7-5, 6-2 … (2) Kali Bormann/Gertie Sieg, L, def Skylar Knight/Izzy Graham 6-1, 6-1 … (3) Taylen Jorgenson/Elsie Wiebe, L, def Andrea Douvier/Ellan Fischer 6-1, 6-0

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