Girls tennis: Dragons earn a sweep over Hutchinson

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Sep. 23—HUTCHINSON — The Litchfield tennis team earned another Wright County Conference squad Thursday, beating the Hutchinson Tigers, 7-0.

Litchfield is ranked fourth in the state in Class A.

There were three three-set matches.

At No. 4 singles, the Dragons' Kaitlyn Palmer beat Kaitlyn Rahne 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-4.

At No. 2 doubles, Litchfield's Trinity Hawes and Amelia Benson edged Avery Watzke and Audrey Hanson 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

And at No. 3 doubles, the Dragons' Anna Stilwell and Emma Anderson beat Stella Docken and Erin White 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.

Litchfield is host to an eight-team tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday. Teams competing include: Annandale, Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Crookston, Delano, Owatonna, St. Peter and Staples-Motley.

Singles

(1) Ryanna Steinhaus, L, def Claire Schweim 6-1, 6-0 ... (2) Karlee Prahl, L, def Morgan Briggman 6-3, 6-0 ... (3) Isla Dille, L, def Lily Docken 6-0, 6-0 ... (4) Kaitlyn Palmer, L, def Kaitlyn Rahne 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-4

Doubles

(1) Lauren Erickson/Olivia Olson, L def Erica Eckhart/Lauren Nelson 6-1, 6-2 ... (2) Trinity Hawes/Amelia Benson, L, def Avery Watzke/Audrey Hanson 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 ... (3) Anna Stilwell/Emma Anderson, L, def Stella Docken/Erin White 6-4, 5-7, 6-3

New London-Spicer improved to 3-1 in the Wright County Conference and 10-3 overall with the victory over Glencoe-Silver Lake at New London.

The Wildcats were led by the No. 1 doubles team of Delaney Hanson and Brooke Adelman, who beat Jenna Trippel and Lydia Simons 7-6 (6), 6-3.

"Delaney Hanson and Brooke Adelman were pushed and challenged tonight by an athletic GSL doubles team," NLS head coach Chad Schmiesing said. "You have to give GSL credit for keeping us off balance, but Delaney and Brooke simply kept plugging away and moving forward and it paid off."

NLS is host to Sauk Centre at 4 p.m. Monday in New London. It's Senior Night for the Wildcats.

Singles

(1) Mya Mayhew, NLS, def. Anna Sievert 6-2, 6-0 ... (2) Amyra Gamez, NLS, def. Allyssa Gruber 6-2, 6-2 ... (3) Ella Weiland, NLS, def. Abigail Ziegler 6-0, 6-0 ... (4) Emily Ruter, NLS, def. Abby Christensen 6-2, 6-0

Doubles

(1) Delaney Hanson/Brooke Adelman, NLS, def. Jenna Trippel/Lydia Simons 7-6 (6), 6-3 ... (2) Jordan Proehl/Avery Dierenfeld, NLS def. Bree Ryherd/Mariah Gutknecht 6-0, 6-2 ... (3) Brianna Wileman/Madisyn Claseman, NLS, def. Eva Stuewe/Jadyn Stuewe 6-1 7-5

Adali Laidlaw earned Willmar's point in the Central Lakes Conference match at Fergus Falls.

Laidlaw beat the Otters' Isabella Abrahams 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 singles. Earlier this season, Laidlaw lost to Fergus Falls' No. 1 player, 6-2, 6-0.

The Cardinals are now 0-9 in the CLC and 0-11 overall. Fergus Falls is 4-4 in conference play and 8-7 overall.

Willmar is host to Sartell at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in another CLC dual.

Singles

(1) Adali Laidlaw, W, def. Isabella Abrahams 6-2, 6-1 ... (2) Leila Nasri, FF, def. Emmie Larson 6-2, 6-1 ... (3) Ruby Ellison, W, def. Lizzy Hoffmann 6-2, 6-0, ... (4) Karley Braeger, FF, def. Jenna Hisken 6-2, 6-0

Doubles

(1) Cyntreya Lockett/Ashtyn Lill, FF, def. Kennedy Mara/Addie Malone 6-2, 7-5 ... (2) Hannah Anderson/Hattie Fullhart, FF, def. Abby Hisken/Heidi Kath, 6-2, 6-2 ... (3) Kylie King/Kaia Ness, FF, def. Aubrey Peterson/Katelyn Garberding 6-0, 6-4

Morris/Chokio-Alberta earned victories at Nos. 1 and 2 singles and Nos. 1 and 2 doubles to earn the victory over MACCRAY at Morris.

MACCRAY's Greta Meyer won at No. 3 singles and Erika Pieper took the No. 4 singles match. The Wolverines also earned a win at No. 3 doubles, where Ella Kienitz and Mia Shubert beat Grace Hauglie and Ellen Reed 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

MACCRAY is host to Worthington at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Clara City.

Singles

(1) Claire Stark, Mor, def. Tayte Nokleby 6-2, 6-1 ... (2) Kristen Muller, Mor, def. Hannah Delong 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 ... (3) Greta Meyer, MAC, def. Elizabeth Pollard 6-4, 6-3 ... (4) Erika Pieper, MAC, def. Chloe Zimmel 7-6 (7), 6-2

Doubles

(1) Karlie Bruns/Ashley Koehl, Mor, def. Malinda Peterson/Alex Dirksen 6-4, 6-4 ... (2) Isabell Hoffman/Nora Meek, Mor. def. MaKenna Burnette/Iris Donner, 6-4, 6-1 ... (3) Ella Kienitz/Mia Shubert, MAC, def. Grace Hauglie/Ellen Reed 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Minnewaska swept Melrose in the West Central Conference meet at Glenwood.

The Lakers next play the Sauk Centre Mainstreeters at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sauk Centre.

Singles

(1) Megan Thorfinnson, Min, def. Emily Rieland 6-4, 6-2 ... (2) Alia Randt, Minne, def. Alexis Baumann 6-1, 6-2 ... (3) Olivia Danielson, Min, def. Greta Hellermann 6-4, 6-4 ... (4) jayda Kolstoe, Min, def. Jenna Butkowski 6-4, 6-1

Doubles

(1) Olivia Bleick/Sydney Dahl, Min, def. Jamie Klasen/Jessica Pholmann 6-1, 6-3 ... (2) Grace Jensen/Zoey Elwood, Min, def. Madison Baysinger/Anessa Redepenning 6-1, 6-1 ... (3) Katy Vold/Avarie Uhde, Min, def. Macy Davis/Abigail Welle 6-1, 6-4.