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Area Girls Tennis: Peterson, Westrum advance in Section 8-1A

FARGO--Kelsi Peterson of Staples-Motley and Abby Westrum from Wadena-Deer Creek are the only two area players advancing to Saturday's semifinals and finals following Friday's opening rounds of the Section 8-1A Individual Tournament at Courts Plus.

FARGO-Kelsi Peterson of Staples-Motley and Abby Westrum from Wadena-Deer Creek are the only two area players advancing to Saturday's semifinals and finals following Friday's opening rounds of the Section 8-1A Individual Tournament at Courts Plus.

Fourth-seeded Peterson defeated her Parkers Prairie opponent 6-1, 6-0 in the opening round and eliminated Perham's fifth-seeded Brianna Schwantz 6-2, 6-1 in the quarterfinal match. She'll face top-seeded Jodi Ostroski from Roseau in the semifinals 9 a.m. Saturday.

Westrum was seeded sixth and also won both of her matches including a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Perham's third-seeded Makayla Melvin in the quarterfinals. Westrum will square off against No. 2 Nordin Kinkel at 9 a.m. Saturday.

In doubles play, No. 4 seeded Claire Wolhowe-Anna Willgohs from SM and No. 8 Lindy Jones-Marleen Gari from WDC won their opening matches before being eliminated in the quarterfinals.

Singles

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No. 8 Haylee Wold (SM) lost to No. 9 McMahon (EGF) by default

No. 4 Kelsi Peterson (SM) def. No. 13 Schroeder (PP) 6-1, 6-0; Peterson def. No. 5 Brianna Schwantz (Per) 6-2, 6-1

No. 12 Madison Packer (WDC) lost 6-2, 6-1 to No. 5 Brianna Schwantz (Per)

No. 6 Abby Westrum (WDC) def. No. 11 Hannah Street (Crook) 6-2, 7-5; Westrum def. No. 3 Makayla Melvin (Per) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Doubles

No. 4 Claire Wolhowe-Anna Willgohs (SM) def. No. 13 Kate Schmidt-Corra Endres (WDC) 6-0, 6-1; lost 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) to No. 5 Kacie Bjerk-Haley Ostgaard (R)

No. 15 Bryn Williams-Katie Johnson (SM) lost 6-0, 6-0 to No. 2 Johnson-Kate Wensloff (R)

No. 8 Lindy Jones-Marleen Gari (WDC) def. No. 9 Birkeland-Winkels (Per) 6-1, 6-3; lost 6-1, 6-2 to No. 1 Ally Tiedeman-Amy Follette (Crook)

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No. 13 Kate Schmidt-Corra Endres (WDC) lost 6-0, 6-1 to No. 4 Claire Wolhowe-Anna Willgohs (SM)

Next: Staples-Motley, Wadena-Deer Creek in Section 8-1A individual finals at Courts Plus, Fargo, Saturday.

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