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Tennis: Cardinals end the regular season on a good note

Alexandria earns another close win over Sartell to end the regular season with a 12-9 record.

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Alexandria junior Kylie Lattimer hits a low shot over the net in her win against Fergus Falls at No. 3 singles on Sept. 27, 2022. Lattimer teamed with senior Rachel Wegner at No. 1 doubles against Sartell-St. Stephen on Sept. 29, 2022, and earned a point in Alexandria's 4-3 win to end the regular season.
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For the second time this season, the Alexandria girls tennis team has earned a 4-3 win over the Sartell-St. Stephen Sabres, this time on the road.

With this win, the Cardinals finish the regular season with a 12-9 record and a third-place finish in the Central Lakes Conference.

The Cardinals swept the doubles matches and had a win at No. 1 singles by Marisa Rousu to win the match.

The teams of Rachel Wegner/Kylie Lattimer, Chelby Runge/Jalyn Halverson and Ayla Rolin/Morgan Aure earned sweeps at No.1, 2 and 3 doubles respectively.

Alexandria begins Sub-section 8AA North tournament play in Fargo, North Dakota, on Tuesday, with the team tournament starting at 8 a.m.. Alexandria got the fifth seed and will take on fourth-seeded Moorhead in the opening round of play.

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Alexandria 4, Sartell-St. Stephen 3

SINGLES - No. 1 - Marisa Rousu, (A) def. Sarah Weno, (S), 6-1 , 6-3; No. 2 - Violet Steil, (S) def. Teresa Bitzan, (A), 6-2, 4-6, 6-0; No. 3 - Olivia Marek, (S) def. Katelyn Thiery, (A), 6-3, 6-3; No. 4 - Addison Burns, (S) def. Faith Odland, (A), 6-1, 6-2

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Rachel Wegner/Kylie Lattimer, (A) def. Emily Crandall/Tia Leen, (S), 6-1, 6-2; No. 2 - Chelby Runge/Jalyn Halverson, (A) def. Greta Crandall/ Morgan Gefre, (S), 7-5, 6-2; No. 3 - Ayla Rolin/Morgan Aure, (A) def. Caitlyn Burns/Greta Schmidt, (S), 6-1, 6-1

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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