Osakis shows off its depth in sweep of Benson/KMS

The Silverstreaks were down two regulars in the lineup but still found a way to win 7-0 over Benson-KMS on Monday.

Osakis senior Tessa Stanek puts away a backhand return against Minnewaska on Sept. 16, 2021. Stanek joined Makenzie Lien at second doubles on Monday to get a straight-set win and help the Silverstreaks beat Benson-KMS 7-0. (Eric Morken / Alexandria Echo Press)

The Osakis girls tennis team shuffled its lineup around with Ellie and Kennedy George not able to attend Monday’s meet against Benson-Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg.

The Silverstreaks adjusted just fine as they won 7-0 to up their record to 12-3.

Mara VanNyhuis, Leah Maddock, Bria Hoffarth and Madeline Anderson all won in two sets in the singles lineup. Larissa Hoffarth and Lexi Spychalla moved into the No. 1 doubles spot and dropped just five games. Makenzie Lien and Tessa Stanek won in straight sets at second doubles, and Hatti Schmidtbauer and Madi Collins did the same at third doubles.

“We had really good efforts in our win today,” Osakis head coach Ryan Maddock said. “Mara and Leah really set the tone playing very strong at 1 and 2 singles. They were able to hit their opponents off the courts while limiting the number of unforced errors they had. Bria and Madeline had good efforts in getting their first varsity singles wins of the season. Our doubles teams also played very well. We showed off our depth in getting a good team win having to play without the George girls who had a family commitment out of state.”



SINGLES - No. 1 - Mara VanNyhuis (O) def. Elise Duncan, 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 - Leah Maddock (O) def. Hannah Helms, 6-0, 6-1; No. 3 - Bria Hoffarth (O) def. Elle Kletcher, 6-3, 7-5; No. 4 - Madeline Anderson (O) def. Addi DeToy, 6-0, 6-0

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Larissa Hoffarth/Lexi Spychalla (O) def. Eleanor Habben/Milgo Abdi, 6-1, 6-4; No. 2 - Makenzie Lien/Tessa Stanek (O) def. Bella Quisburg/Lily Miller, 6-4, 6-2; No. 3 - Hatti Schmidtbauer/Madi Collins (O) def. Anna McNeill/Alana Hetfuer, 6-0, 6-3

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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