Willmar trio alive in 8AA tourney
Hansen advances in singles; Prahl/Morrell alive in doubles
SARTELL — One Willmar singles player and a doubles team are still alive in the Section 8AA-South tournament after play Friday at Sta-Fit in Sartell.
Chloe Hansen picked up two wins against Big Lake’s Ari Laun and St. Cloud Tech’s Ehrin Quinn to reach the quarterfinals. Hansen will open play Saturday versus St. Cloud Tech’s Ashley Tarrolly.
In doubles, the Willmar pairing of Ashley Prahl and Alyssa Morrell were 2-0 on Friday, beating St. Cloud Tech’s Leah Donnelly and Kylie Starren as well as Foley’s Jami Novak and Bailey Gapinski. Prahl and Morrell will face St. Cloud Tech’s Kate Inderieden and Natalie Peterson in the quarterfinals Saturday.
How Willmar fared
Chloe Hansen: Hansen def Ari Laun, Big Lake, 6-2 6-0; Hansen def Ehrin Quinn, St. Cloud Tech 6-0 6-0
Allison Bruhn: Ashley Tarrolly, St. Cloud Tech, def Bruhn 6-0 6-0
Ashley Prahl/Alyssa Morrell: Prahl/Morrell def Leah Donnelly/Kylie Starren, St. Cloud Tech, 6-3 6-1; Prahl/Morrell def Jami Novak/Bailey Gapinski, Foley, 6-3 6-1
Caroline Becker/Rebecca Laurence: Becker/Laurence def Addison Bemboom/Alyssa Meyer, St. Cloud Apollo, 6-1 6-3; Kate Inderieden/Natalie Peterson, St. Cloud Tech, def Becker/Laurence 6-0 6-0
Minnewaska advanced in Section 6A play with the sweep over Yellow Medicine East.
All of the Lakers’ victories were in straight sets.
Minnewaska failed to lose a single point.
(1) Danielle Thorfinnson, M, def Cherish Hammer 6-0 6-0 (2) Alissa Thorfinnson, M, def Macie Sik 6-0 6-0 (3) Karra Hanson, M, def Kyra Kvam 6-0 6-0 (4) Addy Randt, M, won by forfeit
(1) Greta Reichmann/Annika Randt, M, def Tiana Rupp/Ashley Niemeyer 6-0 6-0 (2) Maddie Thorfinnson, M, def Katelyn Luepke/Hope Foy 6-0 6-0 (3) Maddi Kluver/Haylee Wildman, M, won by forfeit
Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd needed wins at first and fourth singles and second and third doubles to beat Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg in a Section 6A match.
Anna Hacker (No. 1), Elise Duncan (No. 4) in singles and the doubles teams of Bree Kallhoff and Veda Maharaj at No. 2 and Sarah Halvorson and Kylie Wendinger at No. 3 emerged with victories.
For Benson/KMS, Susan Knutson at No. 2 singles and Kaitlyn Berreau at No. 3 singles each won, as did Hannah Andrews and Halle Bundy at No. 1 doubles.
(1) Anna Hacker, LQ, def Stacy Johnson 6-2, 6-1 (2) Susan Knutson, B, def Adie Oie 7-6 (4), 6-3 (3) Kaitlyn Berreau, B, def Katelyn Wittenbol 6-4, 6-2 (4) Elise Duncan, LQ, def Madi Matthies 6-1, 6-1
(1) Hannah Andrews/Halle Bundy, B, def Rachel Halvorson/Jessica Sigdahl 6-4, 6-4 (2) Bree Kallhoff/Veda Maharaj, LQ, Taylor Samuelson/Eleanor Habben 6-4, 6-1 (3) Sarah Halvorson/Kylie Wendinger, LQ, def Amy Zniewski/Hannah Helms 6-4, 6-2
Montevideo 7, Morris/CA 0
Montevideo found little resistance during its Section 6A quarterfinal match with Morris/CA, as the Thunder Hawks advanced with a 7-0 sweep on Friday.
Top singles player Kori Douglas and the No. 1 doubles team of Kristin DeJong and Tyra Sandven each were victorious in straight sets.