SARTELL — Becker ended Willmar’s girls tennis team season with a 6-1 victory over the Cardinals in the South Sub-Section 8AA team tournament Thursday at Sta-Fit.
Willmar’s lone victory came at No. 1 doubles, where Alise and Ashlie staebell beat Jazlyn Toedter and Julia Peterson 6-3, 6-3.
Becker advances to play Foley in the third round. Foley beat Little Falls, 6-1. Also in the South Sub-Section 8AA, St. Cloud Tech/Apollo beat Sartell 6-1 and Ananndale defeated Rocori 5-2.
The individual tournament gets underway Friday back at Sta-Fit in Sartell.
Becker 6, Willmar 1
(1) Maddie Moe, B, def Allie Bruhn 6-1, 6-2 … (2) Ayla Brown, B, def Kessa Mara 6-1, 6-4 … (3) Dani Nuest, B, def Adali Laidlaw 6-3, 6-4 … (4) Lauren Croal, B, def Abby Hisken 6-4, 6-0
(1) Alise Staebell/Ashlie Staebell, W, def Jazlyn Toedter/Julia Peterson 6-3, 6-3 … (2) Faith Gott/Madison Bass, B, def Kylee Berget/Lizzie Eide 6-2, 6-2 … (3) Kennedy Drehmel/Lily Anderson, B, def Emmi Larson/Katelyn Garberding 6-0, 6-3
Litchfield 7, St. John’s Prep 0
Litchfield opened Section 6A play with a sweep over St. John’s Prep.
Ryanna Steinhaus, Kylie Michels and Isla Dille each won their respective singles matches 6-0, 6-0. All three of the Dragons’ doubles teams also won 6-0, 6-0.
Litchfield will take on New London-Spicer in the section semifinals at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Rogers Tennis Center. The winner will play for the section championship later that day.
(1) Ryanna Steinhaus, L, def. Grace Dauer 6-0, 6-0 … (2) Kylie Michels, L, def. Ari Surma 6-0, 6-0 … (3) Karlee Prahl, L, def. Miranda Louis 6-1, 6-0 … (4) Isla Dille, L, def. Clare Duffy 6-0, 6-0
(1) Britney Prahl/Lauren Erickson, L, def. Scout Swanstrom/Alayna Neal 6-0, 6-0 … (2) Taylor Draeger/Olivia Olson, L, def. Noelle Buehrer/Emma Zaun 6-0, 6-0 … (3) kaitlyn Palmer/Amelia Benson, L, def. Olivia Martin-Chaffee/Elizabeth Hilaire 6-0, 6-0
NLS 6, Melrose 1
New London-Spicer got off to a strong start in the Section 6A tournament with a victory against Melrose.
Mya Mayhew, Avery Dierenfeld and Emily Ruter were all winners in singles play for the Wildcats. In doubles play, the No. 1 duo of Izzy Schmiesing and Delaney Hanson gave up just one point in a 6-1, 6-0 victory.