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Tennis: Dykema goes 1-2 at state singles tournament

Tia Dykema finished 2-2 in the singles Class A state tournament. In the first round of team play in the Class A tournament, Dykema beat Blue Earth Area's Macie Stevermer, 6-2, 6-3. (Emily Myrin / Echo Press)1 / 2
Tia Dykema helped Osakis defeat Minnewaska in the Section 6A championship to earn the Osakis spot at state. This was the first time the Osakis girls tennis team made state in three years. (Emily Myrin / Echo Press)2 / 2

Osakis' Tia Dykema ended up finishing the state singles tournament 1-2 after helping the Silverstreaks to a fourth-place team finish a day earlier.

Roseau’s Jodi Ostroski ended Dykema’s season in the semifinals of the consolation bracket by winning 6-1, 7-5 last Friday morning.

After falling to fourth-seeded Cindy Li of Cotter in the first round by a 6-4, 6-3 score, Dykema dropped to the consolation bracket where she won her matchup against Long-Prairie-Grey Eagles’ Allison Ecker by a 6-0, 4-6, 10-6 score.

(Editor's note: The original version of this story had Dykema going 2-2 at the state singles tournament, instead of 1-2.)

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