Girls tennis: Doubles set the tone in win at Apollo

Alexandria's Rachel Wegner teamed up with Hakyma Von Bargen to win their third doubles match on Thursday at St. Cloud Apollo and help the Cardinals to a 6-1 win over the Eagles. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

The Alexandria girls tennis team continued its solid start to the season on Thursday with a 6-1 win over St. Cloud Apollo that moved the Cardinals to 4-0.

The doubles lineup set the tone for Alexandria with a clean sweep while surrendering just six games combined. Kaylee Svee and Whitly Netland won 6-0, 6-1, while Anna Doherty and Kenna Aure dropped just a single game, as well. Rachel Wegner and Hakyma Von Bargen had to battle through a 6-4 first set before settling in for a 6-0 win in the second.

Things didn’t come as easy in the singles lineup, with every match being tightly contested. Bianna Holm and Tabea Roggenbuck both won close three-setters at first and second singles. Jaya Hatlestad won a 6-4, 6-4 match at fourth singles, and Sarah Jiang went to three sets at third singles before falling a little short against Grace Roesch.

“It was very windy in St.Cloud and the girls had to adjust to cross winds, which made it very difficult to go for too much with your shots,” head coach Dave Ronning said. “Apollo played well and really gave us a run for our money. We were fortunate to come home with a win.”



SINGLES - No. 1 - Brianna Holm (A) def. Brynn Karasch, 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-1; No. 2 - Tabea Roggenbuck (A) def. Carley Davidson, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3; No. 3 - Grace Roesch (SC) def. Sarah Jiang, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3; No. 4 - Jaya Hatlestad (A) def. Belle Haddy, 6-4, 6-4

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Kaylee Svee/Whitly Netland (A) won 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 - Anna Doherty/Kenna Aure (A) won 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 - Rachel Wegner/Hakyma Von Bargen (A) def. Lily Howe/Kaleigh Anderson, 6-4, 6-0; JV No. 1 doubles - Grace Reed/Maci Tilleskjor (A) def. Alyssa Meyer/Liz Ernst, 6-2, 6-2

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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