Tennis: Alex earns playoff win over Moorhead but falls to Bemidji; Osakis ends regular season with a win

The Alexandria girls tennis team went 1-1 at the 8AA north subsection team tournament on Tuesday, while Osakis ended its regular season with a win over Foley. Osakis begins the Section 6A playoffs with a home match at 3 p.m. Wednesday against St. John's Prep.

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Alexandria junior Ayla Rolin runs up to the net to hit a shot in a doubles match against Fergus Falls on Sept. 27, 2022. Rolin and sophomore Morgan Aure secured a couple of wins at No. 2 doubles for Alexandria at the 8AA North Subsection Team Tournament on Oct. 4, 2022.
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The Alexandria girls tennis team went 1-1 in the 8AA north subsection tournament in Fargo on Tuesday and ended its team season with a 13-10 record.

Alexandria, the No. 5 seed in the section, first beat the No. 4 seed, Moorhead, 5-2, before falling to top-seeded and defending section champion Bemidji by one point in the quarterfinals.

Alexandria and Bemidji split the singles matches with Alexandria’s Rachel Wegner winning at No. 2 singles and Kylie Lattimer winning at No. 3 singles.

Bemidji had wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles, which helped it win the match 4-3 and advance to the final four of the section.

Alexandria’s Ayla Rolin and Morgan Aure came back from down a set to win their match at No. 2 doubles.


The Cardinals earned singles wins at spots two, three and four against Moorhead with Wegner, Marisa Rousu, and senior Teresa Bitzan picking up the points.

Aure and Rolin earned a point for the Cardinals with a sweep at No. 2 doubles, while Faith Odland and Katelyn Thiery did the same at No. 3 doubles.

The Cardinals are competing in the individual Section 8AA North Subsection Tournament which began on Wednesday at 8 a.m.

Bemidji 4, Alexandria 3

SINGLES - No. 1 - Emily Dondelinger (B) def. Marisa Rousu (A), 7-5, 6-2; No. 2 - Rachel Wegner (A) def. Anna Glen (B), 6-2, 6-1; No. 3 - Kylie Lattimer (A) def. Aline Arenas (B) 6-0, 6-4; No. 4 - Elizabeth Peterson (B) def. Teresa Bitzan (A) 6-0, 6-0

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Darby Neis/Madison Jensen (B) def. Chelby Runge/Jalyn Halverson (A), 7-5, 6-3; No. 2 - Ayla Rolin/Morgan Aure (A) def. Kendal Midboe/Elena Peterson (B), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4; No. 3 - Noelle Mueller/Samantha Wood (B) def. Faith Odland/Katelyn Thiery (A), 6-2, 6-4

Alexandria 5, Moorhead 2

SINGLES - No. 1 - Katryna Hansen (M) def. Marisa Rousu (A) 6-2, 6-1; No. 2 - Rachel Wegner (A) def. Kylie Torkleson (M) 6-4, 6-3; No. 3 - Kylie Lattimer (A) def. Elizabeth Glatt (M) 6-3, 6-0; No. 4 - Teresa Bitzan (O) def. Keena Watson, 6-2, 6-1


DOUBLES - No. 1 - Sophie Swenson/Brooke Hoogland (M) def. Chelby Runge/Jalyn Halverson (A), 6-2, 6-4; No. 2 - Ayla Rolin/Morgan Aure (A) def. Katelyn Schwantz/Madi Anderson (M), 6-4, 7-5; No. 3 - Faith Odland/Katelyn Thiery (A) def. Deborah Ngnsa/Mya Follingstad (M) 6-2, 6-4

Osakis heads to Section 6A Team Tournament with a 16-6 record

Osakis ended its regular season with a 5-2 win on the road over Foley on Tuesday.

“It was a nice way to end the regular season,” Osakis head coach Ryan Maddock said.

The Silverstreaks (16-6) begin the Section 6A Team Tournament on Wednesday at 3 p.m. against St. John’s Prep in Osakis.

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Osakis senior Ellie George serves during her and teammate Madeline Anderson's win at No. 1 doubles against Minnewaska on Sept. 29, 2022. George and Anderson earned a win at No. 1 singles for Osakis during its 6-1 win over Foley on Oct. 4, 2022.
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In Tuesday’s win at Foley, Osakis swept the doubles matches and picked up points at No. 1 and No. 4 singles.

The doubles teams of Madeline Anderson/Ellie George, Lauren Anderson/Madi Collins and Brenna Moen/Jaclyn Dietrich, earned sweeps for the Silverstreaks.

After falling in the first set, Osakis’ Leah Maddock won sets two and three to win her match at No. 1 singles. Bella Weisser earned the Silverstreaks’ other singles point with a sweep at No. 4.

Osakis 5, Foley 2


SINGLES - No. 1 - Leah Maddock (O) def. Amie Vanderweyst (F), 2-6, 6-2, 10-7; No. 2 - Natalie Hanks (F) def. Larissa Hoffarth (O), 5-7, 6-3, 5-10; No. 3 - Adelyn Rudnitski (F) def. Bria Hoffarth (O) 7-5, 6-4; No. 4 - Bella Weisser (O) def. Ariana Greenwaldt (F) 7-6 (7-2), 6-3; EXTRA - Izabell Alderink (F) def. Kayla Kulzer (O) 6-2; Ambrosia Steinbrecher (O) def. Izabell Alderink (F) 6-3

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Madeline Anderson/Ellie George (O) def. Anna Dahkstrom/Henley Wruck (F) 6-3, 6-4; No. 2 - Lauren Anderson/Madi Collins (O) def. Emily Rahm/Maddie Jacobson (F) 6-4, 7-5; No. 3 - Brenna Moen/Jacyln Dietrich (O) def. Kassidy Beack/Megan Cielinski (F) 6-4, 6-2; EXTRA - Maddie Kipka/Brianna Miller (F) def. Lyndsey Middendorf/Cora Mathews (O) 6-2, 6-2

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in the Douglas County area. He also is assigned to do some news stories as well.
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