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Osakis downs West Central in tennis

The Osakis tennis team moved to 9-1 this season with another swift victory over an opponent.

This time it came in a 6-1 contest against West Central Area as the Knights hosted their first home match of the season. Osakis proved to be too much by sweeping the doubles lineup and taking three of four in singles competition.

Brianne Giesler led that singles lineup with a great performance against Mikayla Paulson. Giesler jumped out early and never looked back in a 6-1, 6-0 victory. Brittany Garvin and Aimee Allen followed with victories of their own at Nos. 3 and 4 singles. Garvin had to work an extra set for hers. After dropping the first set 1-6, she battled back for the 6-4, 6-3 win.

Kiera and Sabrina Zimmel led the charge in the doubles lineup with a 6-4, 6-1 win at the No. 1 spot. Janna Juntenen and Lauren Silbernick followed with a 6-4, 6-2 win, while Alex Anderson and Katelyn Strelow won 6-2, 7-5 over Emily Frykman and Carly Gilbertson.

"Our girls played very well today against a good West Central Area team," Osakis head coach Ryan Maddock said. "We are very happy to get a nice section win. Brianne played as well as I've ever seen her play today in getting her win at No. 1 singles."

Sarah Wagner picked up the lone win for the Knights. Wagner locked up in a tight match against Tonya Hetland. The match went two sets but both were back-and-forth contests, with Wagner winning 7-5, 7-6 (10-8).

"I thought we played some good points today and gave it our all but just didn't have what it took to overcome a very strong, steady playing Osakis team," WCA head coach Sue Maier said. "We also were short a starter, which weakened our lineup a bit, so I feel our outcome could have been a little better than it was."


Osakis 6, WCA 1

SINGLES - No. 1 - Brianne Giesler (O) def. Mikayla Paulson, 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 - Sarah Wagner (WCA) def. Tonya Hetland, 7-5, 7-6 (10-8); No. 3 - Brittany Garvin (O) def. Nicole Anderson, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3; No. 4 - Aimee Allen (O) def. Amanda Hanson, 6-1, 6-0

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Kiera Zimmel/Sabrina Zimmel (O) def. Becky Rauchbauer/Jasmyn Sutton, 6-4, 6-1; No. 2 - Janna Juntenen/Lauren Silbernick (O) def. Lauren Grenson/Sarah Frisch, 6-4, 6-2; No. 3 - Alex Anderson/Katelyn Strelow (O) def. Emily Frykman/Carly Gilbertson, 6-2, 7-5