Prep Tennis roundup: LQPV/D-B cruises past MACCRAY

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Sep. 29—CLARA CITY — The Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd girls tennis team found its rhythm early against MACCRAY with a 6-1 victory on Tuesday.

MCCRAY'S lone victory came in the No. 4 singles match with Alex Dirksen defeating Kayla Jahn 6-4, 6-2.

LQPV/D-B swept the doubles.

"I think they played well," said Brant Hacker, LQPV/D-B's head coach. "We've got some experience with some of our older girls and we're gaining experience with some of our younger players as well and it showed tonight.

"We knew we had some opportunities out there and I think a lot of our kids did a really nice job and really played their game consistently."

On a beautiful night with summer-like weather, LQPV-DB found its rhythm and made scoring difficult for the Wolverines.

LQPV/D-B's Katelyn Wittnebel defeated Tayte Nokleby in back-to-back 6-2 sets at No. 1 singles. That was followed by Maddie Mathies taking back-to-back 6-0 wins over Hannah Delong at No. 2.

In No. 1 doubles, Sarah Halvorson and Claire Lowry defeated Erika Pieper and Makenna Burnette 6-2, 6-0.

LQPV/DB also won at second doubles with Sadie Hacker and Kalista Bormann defeating Greta Meyer and Anna Janssen 6-0,6-1.

"Doubles did a nice job stepping up and playing great," Hacker said. "You've got to be making sure you're taking care of business and I think they did a really great job of that today."

LQPV/DB is host to Pipestone at 4 p.m. Thursday.

MACCRAY travels to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at 4:15 p.m. Thursday.



(1) Katelyn Wittnebel, LQPV/DB, def. Tayte Nokleby 6-2, 6-2 ... (2) Maddie Mathies, LQPV/DB, def. Hannah Delong 6-0, 6-0 ... (3) Hannah Oie, LQPV/DB, def. Malinda Peterson 6-3, 6-3 ... (4) Alex Dirksen, MAC, def. Kayla Jahn 6-4, 6-2.


(1) Sarah Halvorson/Claire Lowry, LQPV/DB, def. Erika Pieper/Makenna Burnette 6-2, 6-0 ... (2) Sadie Hacker/Kalista Bormann, LQPV/DB, def. Greta Meyer/Anna Janssen 6-0, 6-1 ... (3) Taylen Jorgensen/Gertie Sieg, LQPV/DB, def. Rachel Seehusen/Mia Shubert 6-1, 6-1.

Willmar 4, Sartell 3

Singles play was the difference for Willmar in the Central Lakes Conference victory over Sartell at Willmar. It was the second of two matches with the Sabres. The first (below) began Sept. 11 and was suspended because of rain and completed Tuesday.

The Cardinals got all four points from their singles players: Allison Bruhn at No. 1, Kessa Mara at No. 2, Caroline Becker at No.3 and Adali Laidlaw at No. 3.

Willmar almost got a point at No. 2 doubles. The Sabres' Emily Crandall and Tia Leen beat Sartell's Kylee Berget and Lizzie Eide 6-1, 2-6, 10-4.

Willmar (7-3 Central Lakes, 10-6 overall) plays Rocori at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Willmar. Sartell fell to 2-6 in conference play and 4-8 overall.


(1) Allison Bruhn, W, def. Addy Bultema 6-0, 6-0 ... (2) Kessa Mara, W, def. Sarah Weno 6-0, 6-3 ... (3) Caroline Becker, W, def. Charlotte Lau 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 ... (4) Adali Laidlaw, W, def. Caitlyn Burns 6-0, 6-0


(1) Violet Steil/Addison Burns, S, Alise Staebell/Ashlie Staebell 6-2, 7-6 (6) ... (2) Emily Crandall/Tian Leen, S, def. Kylee Berget/Lizzie Eide 6-1, 2-6, 10-4 ... (3) Madi Bemboom/Morgan Gefre, S, def. Emmi Larson/Katelyn Garberdine 6-4, 6-0.

Willmar 4, Sartell 3

Finishing out a match from Sept. 11 that was rained out, Willmar started Tuesday off with a win over Sartell.

The Cardinals' biggest win came at No. 2 doubles as the team of Kylee Berget and Lizzie Eide regrouped from a first-set loss to beat Emily Crandall and Tia Leen 6-7 (5), 7-5, 7-5.


(1) Kessa Mara, W, def Addy Bultema 6-0, 6-3 ... (2) Allie Bruhn, W, def Sarah Weno 6-0, 6-2 ... (3) Caroline Becker, W, won by forfeit ... (4) Charlotte Lau, S, def Adali Laidlaw 6-2, 6-0


(1) Addie Burns/Violet Steil, S, def Ashlie Staebell/Alise Staebell 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-3 ... (2) Kylee Berget/Lizzie Eide, W, def Emily Crandall/Tia Leen 6-7 (5), 7-5, 7-5 ... (3) Morgan Giefre/Mady Bemboom, S, def Heidi Kath/Emmie Larson 6-2, 6-2

Osakis 6, NLS 1

Osakis swept all four singles matches and earned victories at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles to beat New London-Spicer at New London.

NLS won at No. 1 doubles. The Wildcats' team of Izzy Schmiesing and Delaney Hanson defeated Ellie George and Lexi Spychalla 6-0, 6-2.

NLS heads to the Wright county Conference tournament Thursday at Litchfield.


(1) Mara Van Nyhuis, O, def. Mya Mayhew 6-3, 6-2 ... (2) Leah Maddock, O, def. Brooke Adelman 6-4, 6-1 ... (3) Kennedy George, O, def. Avery Dierenfeld 6-3, 6-4 ... (4) Larissa Hoffarth, O, def. Emily Ruter 6-0, 6-0


(1) Izzy Schmiesing/Delaney Hanson, NLS, def. Ellie George/Lexi Spychalla 6-0, 6-2 ... (2) Mackenzie Lien/Tessa Stanek, O, def. Kamryn Quenemoen/Sadie Hatlestad 6-2, 6-4 ... (3) Brian Hoffarth/Madeline Anderson, O, def. Jordan Proehl/Eva Schueler 6-3, 6-4

Minnewaska 7, Montevideo 0

Minnewaska clinched the West Central Conference with the sweep over Montevideo at Glenwood.

The Lakers won all their matches in straight sets over the Thunder Hawks.


(1) Alissa Thorfinnson, Minn, def. Emily Brace 6-1, 7-5 ... (2) Addy Randt, Minn, def. Cami Meyers 6-1, 6-0 ... (3) Leah Hagen, Minn, def. Brooke Lindeman 6-0, 6-1 ... (4) Megan Thorfinnson, Minn, def. Lauren Dehne 6-0, 6-1.


(1) Maddie Thorfinson/Olivia Richards, Minn, def. Tyra Sandven/Mathea Jorgenson 6-1, 6-2 ... (2) Sydney Dahl/Olivia Richards, Minn, def. Brooke Hilden/Lily Hamilton 6-0, 6-1 ... (3) Grace Jensen/Alia Randt, Minn, def. Ashley Klaasen, Minn, 6-0, 6-4.

Melrose 7, YME 0

Melrose swept Yellow Medicine East in the West Central Conference match at Granite Falls.

It was YME's last regular season match. The Sting participate in the individual conference tournament Saturday in Alexandria. The first round of section play for YME is Oct. 4 at a site to be determined.


(1) Alexis Baumann, M, def. Hope Stark 6-4, 6-4 ... (2) Emily Rieland, M, def. Kyra Qvam 6-1, 6-3 ... (3) Anessa Redepenning, M, def. Hope Foy 6-2, 6-1 ... (4) Reagan Mueller, M, won by forfeit


(1) Jasmine Golla/Jamie Klasen, M, def. Abigail Jimenez/Katelyn Luepke 6-0, 6-0 ... (2) Madison Baysinger/Jessica Pohlmann, M, def. Emma Keller/Reagan Streich 6-1, 6-0 ... (3) Ava Thelen/Macy Davis, M, def. Annelise Jahn/Breea Johnson 6-0, 6-1.

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