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Area Girls Tennis: Cardinals advance to section finals

Staples-Motley and Wadena-Derer Creek competed in the Section 8-1A Team Tournament

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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.

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S-M (14-4) defeated Park Rapids 5-2 Oct. 4 and topped Crookston 4-3 Sept. 1.

Staples-Motley 6, WDC 1

Singles

No. 1: Lauren Rutten (SM) def. Libby Hartman 6-0, 6-0

No. 2: Ronnie Noska (SM) def. Kaylee Endres 6-1, 6-0

No. 3: Georgia Kruchten (SM) def. Cadie Leeseberg 6-2, 6-2

No. 4: Elizabeth Digiovanni (SM) def. Charlie Snyder 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

No. 1: Katie Fiemeyer-Anna Fiemeyer (WDC) def. Amy Rollins-Kenzie Erickson 6-1, 6-2

No. 2: Corinne Olson-Heidi Zimmerman (SM) def. Genevieve Pinnella-Kayla Meeks 6-2, 2-6, retired

No. 3: Maddison Perius-Jaida Holst (SM) def. Chloe Leeseberg-Claire Kapphahn 6-1, 6-1

Next: Staples-Motley, Wadena-Deer Creek in Section 8-1A Individual tournament at Courts Plus, Fargo noon Friday, Oct. 14.

WDC 7, Roseau 0

Singles

No. 1: Libby Hartman (WDC) def. Emma Johnson 6-3, 6-1

No. 2: Kaylee Endres (WDC) def. Kylie Winkler 6-2, 6-3

No. 3: Charlie Snyder (WDC) def. Ava Hass 6-3, 6-2

No. 4: Claire Kapphahn (WDC) def. Quinn Kruger 6-2, 6-2

Doubles

No. 1: Kate Fiemeyer-Anna Fiemeyer (WDC) def. Erin Brandt-Jessie Danielson 6-2, 6-4

No. 2: Kayla Meeks-Cadie Leeseberg (WDC) def. Mariss Glodowski-Karli Wensloff 4-6, 6-2, 10-7

No. 3: Genevieve Pinnella-Chloe Leeseberg (WDC) def. Bryn Wilson-Lindsey Vistad 6-4, 7-6(3)

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