Osakis wins sixth straight ahead of big week

Tia Dykema

The Osakis tennis team celebrated a senior group that has helped make this program a model of consistency as the Silverstreaks improved to 6-0 in the process on Sept. 11.

Osakis dominated another match, this time beating Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa by a 7-0 final.

“Today was our senior recognition day as we recognized the achievements of our senior class members Brittany Dietrich, Tia Dykema, Jayden Hensley, Sydney Rach, Kadyn Triebenbach, and Helena Zajac,” head coach Ryan Maddock said. “Our community is proud of their accomplishments as outstanding student athletes for our school. They have helped lead us in practice and matches to an outstanding season so far this year.”

Rach and Triebenbach teamed up at first doubles to help Osakis to the sweep. They won 6-0, 6-2 as part of a Silverstreaks’ doubles lineup that dropped just three games combined. The duos of Lexi Spychalla and Zajac and Dietrich and Hensley rolled to wins, as well.

Dykema did what she’s done most of her career by rolling through an opponent at first singles in a 6-0, 6-0 final. Mara VanNyhuis dropped just two games in her second-singles win, and Larissa Hoffarth added to the sweep with a 6-0, 6-0 win at third singles.


Osakis has a big week on the schedule now with two matches against a couple of the toughest opponents it has seen so far this fall. The Silverstreaks go to Montevideo on Tuesday before welcoming in Section 6A rival Minnewaska on Friday. Both matches start at 4 p.m.


SINGLES - No. 1 - Tia Dykema (O) def. Paige Prentice, 6-0, 6-0; Mara VanNyhuis (O) def. Annika Heieie, 6-0, 6-2; No. 3 - Larissa Hoffarth (O) def. Amber Stephani, 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 - Osakis won by forfeit

DOUBLES - Sydney Rach/Kadyn Triebenbach (O) def. Kylie Terhaar/Olivia Thieschafer, 6-0, 6-2; No. 2 - Lexi Spychalla/Helena Zajac (O) def. Presley Detloff/Shelby Anderson, 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 - Brittany Dietrich/Jayden Hensley (O) def. Bree Thieschafer/Tiyanna Schwinghammer, 6-1, 6-0

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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