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Area Girls Tennis: Patriots advance 4 players to section tourney

PIERZ--Pequot Lakes qualified four players for the Section 7-1A individual tournament while Pierz is advancing three and Crosby-Ironton two following South Subsection action Thursday.

PIERZ-Pequot Lakes qualified four players for the Section 7-1A individual tournament while Pierz is advancing three and Crosby-Ironton two following South Subsection action Thursday.

The top four individuals and top four doubles teams advance to the 7-1A individual tournament Tuesday at Virginia.

Top-seeded Brittney Boser-Becky Langer (Pierz) captured the subsection doubles title. Alexis Lueck-Morgan Mudgett (Pequot Lakes) defeated Shelain Lewis-Kalina Spalj (Crosby-Ironton) for third place.

In singles play, seventh-seeded Elli Saxerud (Pequot Lakes) made it all the way to the championship match before losing 6-1, 6-0 to top-seeded Lydia Adams of Pine City. She defeated the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds on her way to the final.

Courtney Boller (Pequot Lakes) won the third-place match by injury default over Kalyn Gritzmacher (Pierz) who also advances by virtue of her fourth-place finish.

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Singles

Opening round: No. 9 Gracie Gall (Prz) def. No. 9 Emma Stokman (C-I) 6-2, 6-1; No. 7 Eli Saxerud (PL) def. No. 10 Anika Severson (C-I) 6-0, 6-0

Quarterfinals: No. 1 Lydia Adams (PC) def. Gall 6-0, 6-0; No. 5 Courtney Boller (PL) def. No. 4 Morgan Brettingen (Mora) 6-2, 6-3; No. 3 Kalyn Gritzmacher (Prz) def. No. 6 Jordan Horning (Mora) 7-6 (6), 6-1; Saxerud def. No. 2 Katie Miller (PC) 6-1, 6-2

Semifinals: Adams def. Boller 6-0, 6-0, Saxerud def. Gritzmacher 7-5, 5-7, 6-0

Third place: Boller def. Gritzmacher by injury default

Championship: Adams def. Saxerud 6-1, 6-0

Doubles

Opening round: No. 8 Rachel Johnson-Lindsay Miller (PC) def. Loren Sablan-Sommer Popkes (C-I) 6-2, 6-3; No. 7 Erin Bengtson-Alexa Fyle (PL) def. Kelsey Reynolds-Ann Marie Oberg (Mora) 6-2, 6-0

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Quarterfinals: No. 1 Brittney Boser-Becky Langer (Prz) def. Johnson-Miller 6-1, 6-0; No. 4 Alexis Lueck-Morgan Mudgett (PL) def. No. 5 Grace Harmon-Ada Kruger (Mora) 6-2, 6-0; No. 6 Shelain Lewis-Kalina Spalj (C-I) def. No. 3 Anessa Leidenfrost-Avy Lease (Prz) 7-5, 6-3; No. 2 Alison Brown-Emily Carpenter (PC) def. Bengtson-Fyle 6-1, 6-0

Semifinals: Boser-Langer def. Lueck-Mudgett 6-2, 6-2; Brown-Carpenter def. Lewis-Spalj 6-1, 6-1

Third place: Lueck-Mudgett def. Lewis-Spalj 6-2, 6-3

Championship: Boser-Langer def. Brown-Carpenter 6-2, 6-3

Next: Crosby-Ironton, Pequot Lakes, Pierz in Section 7-1A individual tournament at Virginia, singles first round 9 a.m. Tuesday, doubles first round 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Aitkin duo advances

VIRGINIA-Aitkin's doubles team of Brynn Wilson and Heather Gaulke are the lone Gobblers advancing to the Section 7-1A individual tournament following North Subsection competition Thursday.

Wilson-Gaulke won their quarterfinal match against Virginia 6-1, 6-1 before losing 6-0, 6-0 in the semifinals to eventual doubles champions Maddi Jankila-Audrey Delich from Eveleth Gilbert. Wilson-Gaulke were defeated 6-2, 6-4 by Duluth Marshall in the third-place match.

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The top four individuals and the top four doubles teams advance to the 7-1A individual tournament Tuesday at Virginia.

Aitkin's Brooke Hanson, Anne Courtemanche and the doubles team of Angel Beaufeaux-Grace Liljenquist were all defeated in their opening quarterfinal matches.

Singles

Quarterfinals: No. 1 Lydia Delich (EG) def. Brooke Hanson (A) 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Whitley Graysmark (DM) def. Anne Courtemanche (A) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles

Quarterfinals: No. 4 Brynn Wilson-Heather Gaulke (A) def. No. 5 Mia Cope-Robinson-Chloe Gerlach (V) 6-1, 6-1; No. 2 Ava Warren-Anna Seitz (V) def. No. 7 Angel Beaufeaux-Grace Liljenquist (A) 6-0, 6-1

Semifinals: No. 1 Maddi Jankila-Audrey Delich (EG) def. Wilson-Gaulke 6-0, 6-0

Third place: No. 3 Clare Boettcher-Helaina Orn (DM) def. Wilson-Gaulke 6-2, 6-4

Next: Aitkin's Brynn Wilson-Heather Gaulke in Section 7-1A doubles tournament at Virginia, first round 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Park Rapids 4, S-M 3

FARGO-Claire Wolhowe-Jenna Dvorak of Staples-Motley recorded a No. 1 doubles win when they defeated Chloe Johnson-Olivia Wallace of Park Rapids as the Cardinals fell 4-3 in the Section 8-1A quarterfinals to the Park Rapids Panthers Thursday.

The No. 5-seeded Cardinals secured their first win when Tasha Achermann took down her Panther opponent at No. 4 singles.

"Doubles were what decided it," Cardinals head coach Jacque Doll said.

Wolhowe-Dvorak held on at No. 1, but with a loss at No. 2 doubles the Cardinals were unable to advance against No. 4 seeded Park Rapids.

Park Rapids 4, Staples-Motley 3

Singles

No. 1: Natalie Kinkel (PR) def. Kelsi Peterson (SM) 6-2, 6-3

No. 2: Tori Hilmanowski (PR) def. Haylee Wold (SM) 7-5, 7-5

No. 3: Abby Morris (PR) def. Rose Han (SM) 6-4, 6-2

No. 4: Tasha Achermann (SM) def. Meagan Powers 7-5, 6-0

Doubles

No. 1: Claire Wolhowe-Jenna Dvorak (SM) def. Chloe Johnson-Olivia Wallace (PR) 6-1, 6-2

No. 2: Kendra Coborn-Gracie Eischens (PR) def. Anna Willgohs-Katie Johnson (SM) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

No. 3: Bryn Williams-Haley Cichos (SM) Jada Renneberg-Rachel Herman (PR) 7-6, 6-0 W

Next: Staples-Motley in Section 8-1A individual tournament at Courts Plus, Fargo, 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Perham 5, W-DC 2

FARGO-Abby Westrum of Wadena-Deer Creek took home a win at No. 2 singles as the Wolverines fell to the Perham Yellowjackets 5-2 in the Section 8-1A team quarterfinals Thursday.

Marleen Gari of Wadena-Deer Creek also recorded a win at No. 4 singles for the No. 7-seeded Wolverines.

Going into doubles, the meet was tied but with no other wins the Wolverines couldn't hold on against No. 2-seeded Perham.

Perham 5, WDC 2

Singles

No. 1: Makayla Melvin (P) def. Lindy Jones (W) 6-4, 6-3

No. 2: Abby Westrum (W) def. Brianna Schwantz (P) 6-7 (3), 10-8

No. 3: Michelle Swyter (P) def. Madison Packer (W) 6-1, 6-2

No. 4: Marleen Gari (W) def. Avery Beachy (P) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles

No. 1: Elle Birkland-Johanna Winkels (P) def. Kate Schmidt-Corra Endres (W) 6-3, 6-2

No. 2: Jade Lenius-Kiera Radniecki (P) def. Kaylee Ova-Jasmyn Wood (W) 6-0, 6-0

No. 3: Grace Minten-Emma Bowers (P) def. Kelly Muckala-Madelyn Gallant (W) 6-0, 6-0

Overall: . Next: Wadena-Deer Creek in Section 8-1A Tournament at Courts Plus, Fargo: Team championship 9 a.m.; individual tournament 11:30 a.m. Friday.

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