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CLASS 1A GIRLS TENNIS: Cardinals bow out at state following two defeats

MINNEAPOLIS — Maggie O’Keefe-Kelsey Zetah picked up a win at No. 1 doubles and Mikayla Wing cruised to victory at No. 1 singles for Staples-Motley as the Cardinals were edged by Osakis 4-3 in the Class 1A consolation semifinals Tuesday at the Reed Sweatt Family Tennis Center.

Annie Kautto-Brooke Wolhowe added a win at No. 2 doubles for Staples-Motley.

The loss came after a 7-0 shutout at the hands of defending 1A state champion Blake in the quarterfinals.


Blake 7, Staples-Motley 0


No. 1: Claire Carpenter (B) def Mikayla Wing 6-1, 6-0

No. 2: Jane Fraley (B) def Grace Wolhowe 6-0, 6-0

No. 3: Libby Rickeman (B) def Emily Israelson 6-0, 6-0

No. 4: Lucy Nelson (B) def Sarah Koopmann 6-1, 6-1


No. 1: Maddy Hall-Abby Rickeman (B) def Maggie O’Keefe-Kelsey Zetah 6-1, 6-1

No. 2: Kate Fraley-Izzy Swenson (B) def Annie Kautto-Brooke Wolhowe 6-1, 6-3

No. 3: Ellie Rudd-Mariah Riggi (B) def Linsey Johnson-Nikki Edin 6-1, 2-6, 10-5

Consolation semifinals

Osakis 4, Staples-Motley 3


No. 1: Wing (SM) def Taylor Kraemer 6-2, 6-1

No. 2: Lauren Silbernick (O) def Grace Wolhowe 6-1, 6-4

No. 3: Hannah Baker (O) def Israelson 6-0, 6-2

No. 4: Alexa Hoffarth (O) def Koopmann 7-5, 6-2


No. 1: O’Keefe-Zetah (SM) def Angela Bowman-Kathryn Anderson 6-3, 6-1

No. 2: Annie Kautto-Brooke Wolhowe (SM) def Katelyn Foster-Elyse Wiener 6-0, 6-2

No. 3: Ashley Kraemer-Hannah Szech (O) def Johnson-Edin 7-5, 6-2

Next: S-M’s Mikayla Wing in Class 1A individual tournament Thursday-Friday at Reed Sweatt Family Tennis Center, Minneapolis.

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