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Girls tennis roundup: NLS Wildcats move into Section 6A semifinals

Oct. 5—NEW LONDON — The New London-Spicer girls tennis team got off to a great start in the Section 6A team tournament Thursday, beating Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 7-0.

NLS, the section's second seed, won every match in straight sets. The Wildcats went 24-6 on points in singles and 24-3 in doubles.

BBE was the section's seventh seed.

New London-Spicer advances to face Minnewaska at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Rogers Tennis Center in the semifinals. The championship match is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday. The winner advances to the state Class A team tournament that begins Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Reed-Sweatt Tennis Center in Minneapolis. Team tournament play ends Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Singles

(1) Amyra Gamez, NLS, def. Presley Detloff 6-1, 6-1 ... (2) Ella Wieland, NLS, def. Hannah Hinman 6-0, 6-2 ... (3) Emily Ruter, NLS, def. Izzy Graham 6-0, 6-0 ... (4) Emma Freidel, NLS, def. Vicktoria Clark 6-0, 6-2

Doubles

(1) Delaney Hanson/Madisyn Claseman, NLS, def. Andrea Douvier/Ellan Fischer 6-1, 6-0 ... (2) Brianna Wileman/Jadyn Proehl, NLS, def. Skylar Knight-DeWeerd/Jocleyn Commerford 6-1, 6-1 ... (3) Heidi Taunton/Averie Turner, NLS, def. Grace Berndt/Arlene Tenensen 6-0, 6-0

Litchfield won every point except at No. 2 singles to down fifth-seeded Melrose at Litchfield.

The fourth-seeded Dragons play the Osakis/Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Upsala/Swanville winner at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Rogers Tennis Center. Osakis is the top seed.

At No. 2 singles, Melrosa's Gretta Hellermann defeated Maya Wuotila 6-2, 6-4 (10-8).

Litchfield also had a close call at No. 1 doubles. Olivia Olson and Emma Knudsen edged the Dutchmen's Jessica Pohlmann and Anessa Redepenning 1-6, 6-4, 12-10.

Singles

(1) Isla Dille, L, def. Alexis Baumann 6-0, 6-0 ... (2) Gretta Hellermann, M, def. Maya Wuotila 6-2, 6-4 (10-8) ... (3) Kendra Ball, L, def. Jada Rausch 6-0, 6-1 ... (4) Emma Wuotila, L, def. Jenna Butkowski 6-1, 6-1

Doubles

(1) Olivia Olson/Emma Knudsen, L, def. Jessica Pohlmann/Anessa Redepenning 1-6, 6-4, 12-10 ... (2) Lydia Asmus/Molly Patten, L, def. Addison Kemper/Rachel Welle 6-1, 6-1 ... (3) Tayah Demerow/Brynn Nagel, L, def. Ramona Lurken-Tvrdik/Kendall Beuning 6-4, 6-0

Third-seeded Minnewaska swept No. 6 Sauk Centre at Glenwood.

The Lakers had close calls at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles. At No. 2, Katy Vold and Katie Sorenson beat Lydia Peterson and Emma Klaphake 4-6, 6-2, 10-5. And at No. 3, Brianna Erickson and Kaylen Blair beat Amber Groetsch and Avery Rieland 7-6 (1), 6-4.

Singles

(1) Alia Randt, M, def. Abbie Masog 6-2, 6-0 ... (2) Megan Thorfinnson, M, def. Samantha Gregory 6-0, 6-0 ... (3) Rachel Rankin, M, def. Ellen Rick 6-1, 6-0 ... (4) Addy Heid, M, def. Abigail Anderson-Nyhus 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

(1) Olivia Danielson/Avarie Uhde, M, def. Addy Hoffman/Ava Friedrichs 6-3, 6-4 ... (2) Katy Vold/Katie Sorenson, M, def. Lydia Peterson/Emma Klaphake 4-6, 6-2, 10-5 ... (3) Brianna Erickson/Kaylen Blair M, def. Amber Groetsch/Avery Rieland 7-6 (1), 6-4

Top-seeded Luverne moved into the section semifinals with the victory over No. 8 Yellow Medicine East at Luverne.

Luverne meets MACCRAY in the next round at 8 a.m. Monday at the Huether Family Match Pointe in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The championship match is set for about 12:30 p.m. Monday, with the winner advancing to the state Class A tournament that begins Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis.

YME's point came at No. 3 singles. The Sting's Emma Keller defeated Morgan Hadler 6-2, 6-2.

Singles

(1) Augusta Papik, L, def. Brianna Nelson 6-1, 6-1 ... (2) Sarah Stegenga, L, def. Abigail Jimenez 6-1, 6-1 ... (3) Emma Keller, YME, def. Morgan Hadler 6-2, 6-2 ... (4) Addyson Mann, L, def. Carley Redepenning 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

(1) Cassi Chesley/Roselynn Hartshorn, L, def. Breea Johnson/Sarana West 6-0, 6-1 ... (2) Emma Nath/Corynn Oye, L, def. Annelise Jahn/Reagan Streich 6-0, 6-0 ... (3) Rayann Remme/Katia Jarchow, L, def. Kyla Smith/Brooklynn Howe 6-0, 6-3

Fifth-seeded MACCRAY pulled off a mild upset by defeating No. 4 Pipestone at Pipestone.

All of the Wolverines' points came at singles. Tayte Nokleby won at No. 1, beating Brille Kulm 7-5, 6-1. At No. 2, Greta Meyer defeated Jenna Boeke 6-3, 4-6, 7-5. At No. 3, Erika Pieper beat Jasmine Boeke 6-4, 1-6, 6-2. And at No. 4 singles, the Wolverines' Mackenna Burnett defeated Laura Minet 6-3, 6-7, 6-1.

MACCRAY also had a very close match at No. 1 doubles. The Arrows' Madison Purdie and Alyssa Enger prevailed over Alex Dirksen and Ella Kienitz 7-5, 6-7, 7-6.

Singles

(1) Tayte Nokleby, M, def. Brielle Kulm 7-5, 6-1 ... (2) Greta Meyer, M, def. Jenna Boeke 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 ... (3) Erika Pieper, M, def. Jasmine Boeke 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 ... (4) Mackenna Burnett, M, def. Laura Minet 6-3, 6-7, 6-1

Doubles

(1) Madison Purdin/Alyssa Enger, P, def. Alex Dirksen/Ella Kienitz 7-5, 6-7, 7-6 ... (2) Vivian Borckberg/Alicia Haack, P, def. Iris Donner/Addie Plaggie 7-5, 6-4 ... (3) Addison Draper/Katie Hanson, P, def. Mia Shubert/Ava Janssen 6-1, 6-2

Second-seeded Montevideo advanced with the win over No. 7 Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at Montevideo.

The No. 1 singles match was not played because Montevideo had secured a fourth point to advance.

The Thunder Hawks play in the section semifinals at 8 a.m. Monday at the Huether Family Match Pointe in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They'll face the winner of third-seeded Morris/Chokio-Alberta and sixth-seeded Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd. The semifinal winner advances to the championship match at about 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Singles

(2) Ashley Klaassen, M, def. Molly Jones 6-0, 6-3 ... (3) Avery Albrecht, M, def. Ava Oakes 6-2, 6-2 ... (4) Carlee Axford, M, def. Tara Beyer 2-6, 6-3, 6-1

Doubles

(1) Elise Duncan/Kya Oakes, B/KMS, def. Gwyn Smiens/Junia Fitzkappes 6-3, 7-5 ... (2) Addi DeToy/Teagan Froelich, B/KMS, def. Hallie Helgeson/Lily Eisenlohr 6-2, 6-4 ... (3) Megan Macziewski/Aubree Johnson, M, def. Ella McGinty/Megan Anders 6-4, 6-0