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Tennis: Osakis loses to the Eagles for a fourth place finish at state

After a 4-3 loss to Holy Family Catholic High School in the semifinals round of the Class A state tournament, the Osakis girls tennis team played Rochester Lourdes for the third place slot. The Eagles won 6-1, giving Osakis the fourth place trophy.

The Eagles took every point except for first doubles. Seniors Kali Giesler and Karlee Hoffarth won a two-set victory over Sydney Elliott and Maria Topel, 6-4, 6-2.

Camryn Hoffarth and Kiara Hensley fell in second doubles to Stephanie Pedersen and Ryann Witter, 6-0, 6-2. Melissa Stocker and Karin Hayford took third doubles over Dinara Dykema and Mara VanNyhuis, 6-4, 7-6(5).

Freshman Tia Dykema lost first doubles to Clare Palen, 6-1, 6-2. The Eagles’ Natalie Allison shut junior Shea Olson out in the second singles matchup. Jane Spading took the fourth singles point for Rochester Lourdes by beating Alexa Lien, 6-0, 6-2.

Lauren Scherr pushed the third singles match to three sets after winning the first set, but Molly Belda ultimately took the point with a close 5-7(4), 6-3, 10-8 win.

This final season match gives Osakis an overall record of 21-4.

ROCHESTER LOURDES 6, OSAKIS 1 SINGLES - No 1. Palen (RL) def. T. Dykema (O), 6-1, 6-2; No. 2 - Allison (RL) def. Olosn, 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 - Belda (RL) def. Scherr (O), 5-7(4), 6-3, 10-8; No. 4 - Spading (RL) def. Lien (O), 6-0, 6-2DOUBLES - No. 1 - Giesler/K. Hoffarth (O) def. Elliott/Topel (RL), 6-4, 6-2; No. 2 - Pedersen/Witter (RL) def. C. Hoffarth/Hensley (O), 6-0, 6-2; No. 3 - Stocker/Hayford (RL) def. D. Dykema/VanNyhuis (O), 6-4, 7-6(5)