Area Girls Tennis: Cardinals advance to section finals
Staples-Motley and Wadena-Derer Creek competed in the Section 8-1A Team Tournament
FARGO — Lauren Rutten and Elizabeth Digiovanni didn’t drop a game as the Staples-Motley singles players won 6-0, 6-0 matches to lead the top-seeded Cardinals to a 6-1 victory over No. 4 Wadena-Deer Creek in the Section 8-1A Team Semifinals Thursday, Oct. 13.
Ronnie Noska and Georgia Kruchten also won straight-set singles matches.
WDC’s lone point came from Katie Fiemeyer and Anna Fiemeyer who posted a No. 1 doubles win of 6-1, 6-2.
WDC eliminated No. 5 Roseau in the quarterfinals with a 7-0 victory. The Fiemeyer dual won their match 6-2, 6-4. Claire Kapphahn posted a 6-2, 6-2 victory at No. 4 singles for WDC.
S-M will face the winner of Park Rapids and Crookston for the section championship 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14 at Courts Plus in Fargo.
S-M (14-4) defeated Park Rapids 5-2 Oct. 4 and topped Crookston 4-3 Sept. 1.