Area Girls Tennis: 3 area players advance to section semis

Aitkin, Crosby-Ironton and Pierz competed in the Section 7-1A Individual tournament.

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SARTELL — Aitkin’s Breanna Hines and the Pierz doubles team of Kenna Otte-Britney Schommer advanced to the Section 7-1A Individual semifinals after opening-round action Monday, Oct. 17.

Hines received a first-round bye and then eliminated Brooke Johnson of Aitkin 6-0, 6-2 to advance to the semifinals where she’ll face Addison Sell of Pine City.

Otte-Schommer also earned a first-round bye before defeating Crosby-Ironton’s Emma Silgen-Sydney Jones 3-6, 6-0, 6-0 to advance to the semifinals.

The Pierz pair will face Claire Emmons-Malia Mikyska of Pine City in the semifinals Tuesday, Oct. 18.


Opening round: Olivia Thielen (Pierz) def. Brooke Odland (Duluth Marshall) 6-2, 6-3; Brooke Johnson (Crosby-Ironton) def. Hazel Carda (Mora) 6-4, 6-0; Alex Thielen (Pierz) def. Lucy Lewandowski (Crosby-Ironton) 6-2, 6-1

Quarterfinals: Ella Sell (Pine City) def. Thielen 6-0, 6-0; Mya Peterson (Mora) def. Macy Paulbeck 6-3, 6-0; Breanna Hines (Aitkin) def. Johnson 6-0, 6-2; Addison Sell (Pine City) def. Alex Thielen 6-4, 6-0

Semifinals: Breanna Hines vs. Addison Sell


Opening round: Samantha Much-Madi Lehrer (Aitkin) def. Maren Ryan-Sophie Peterson (Mora) 6-3, 7-6(2); Meredith Boettcher-Danica Mark (Duluth Marshall) def. Kennedy Jorgensen-Charlee Genz (Aitkin) 6-0, 6-0; Emma Silgen-Sydney Jones (Crosby-Ironton) def. Rebecca Landherr-Grace Strandberg (Duluth Marshall) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2; Claire Emons-Malia Mikyska (Pine City) def. Marissa Otremba-Abby Virnig (Pierz) 6-1, 6-3

Quarterfinal: Allison Unverzagt/Sophia Lahti (Pine City) def. Much-Lehrer 6-1, 6-0; Boettcher-Mark def. Margaret Silgen-Tori Oehrlein (Crosby-Ironton) 6-4, 6-3; Kenna Otte-Britney Schommer (Pierz) def. Silgen-Jones 3-6, 6-0, 6-0

Semifinals: Otte-Schommer vs. Claire Emmons-Malia Mikyska

Next: Section 7-1A Individual finals at Sta-Fit, Sartell, Tuesday, Oct. 18.

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