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CLASS 1A TENNIS: S-M duo in consolation semifinals

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MINNEAPOLIS — Staples-Motley’s doubles team of Maggie O'Keefe-Kelsey Zetah lost their first match but won their second to advance to the consolation semifinals in the Class 1A individual tournament Thursday at Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center.

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In the first round, O’Keefe, a junior, and Zetah, a sophomore, lost to Janna Juntunen-Sabrina Zimmel of Osakis 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7).

They rebounded in the consolation quarterfinals to beat Kristen Brandhagen-Rachel Kamath of Rochester Lourdes 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.

O’Keefe-Zetah will play Patricia Ott-Kelle Thompson (Lac qui Parle Valley) at 8 a.m. Friday in the consolation semifinals. The consolation championship is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Class 1A doubles

First round: Maggie O'Keefe-Kelsey Zetah (Staples-Motley) def. Janna Juntunen-Sabrina Zimmel (Osakis) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7)

Consolation quarterfinals: O'Keefe-Zetah def. Kristen Brandhagen-Rachel Kamath (Rochester Lourdes) 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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