ROGERS — Two singles players and two doubles teams have advanced to the semifinals of the Section 6A individual tournament after play Wednesday at the Rogers Tennis Center.
The Dragons’ Isla Dille, a fifth seed, is in the semifinals facing No. 1 Mara VanNyhuis of Osakis. Dille advanced with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Minnewaska’s Olivia Bleick, a 12th seed, in the first round. Dille then defeated No. 4 Mya Mayhew of New London-Spicer 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals.
In the other singles semifinal, Litchfield’s Ryanna Steinhaus faces Osakis’ Leah Maddock, the third seed. Steinhaus opened the day in the quarterfinals with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Brooke Adelman, the seventh seed from New London-Spicer, 6-0, 6-0.
In doubles play, Litchfield’s two teams face each other in the semifinals. That’s top-seeded Britney Prahl and Kylie Michels and fourth-seeded Lauren Erickson and Karlee Prahl.
Also advancing to the semifinals is the New London-Spicer doubles team of Izzy Schmiesing and Delaney Hanson. The duo play Minnewaska’s Maddie Thorfinnson and Alissa Thorfinson in the semifinals. NLS is the No. 3 seed. Minnewaska is the No. 2 seed.
The final rounds of the Section 6A individual tournament begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Rogers Tennis Center. The top two singles teams and top two doubles teams advance to the state individual tournament in Minneapolis.
Britney Prahl and Michels opened the day with a 6-0, 6-0 win over St. John’s Prep’s Sophie Grandy and Noelle Buehrer. They then beat New London-Spicer’s Sadie Hatlestad and Kamryn Quenemoen 6-1, 6-0.
Erickson and Karlee Prahl opened the day by beating Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa’s Prelsey Detloff and Shelby Anderson 6-3, 6-0. The Dragons duo then beat fifth-seeded Addy Randt and Olivia Richards 7-6, 6-2 in the quarterfinals.
The NLS duo of Schmiesing and Hanson opened with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Sauk Centre’s Ellen Rick and Lydia Peterson. Schmiesing and Hanson then beat Osakis’s Kennedy George and Ellie George 6-1, 6-2.
Minnewaska’s Thorfinnson sisters opened with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over St. John’s Prep’s Alayna Neal and Scout Swanstrom. The Thorfinnsons then beat Larissa Hoffarth and Lexi Spycalla of Osakis 6-2, 6-1 to advance.