Tennis: Minnewaska advances to Section 6A Team Semifinals
Minnewaska earned a 6-1 win over Melrose Thursday to advance to the Section 6A Team Semifinals on Tuesday in Rogers. Minnewaska will play top-seeded Litchfield on Tuesday and the winner will advance to face either Osakis or New London-Spicer in the Section 6A Team Championship later that day.
The Minnewaska girls tennis team took care of business in its Section 6A playoff match against the No. 5 seed Melrose, 6-1, to advance to the Section 6A team tournament semifinals in Rogers on Tuesday.
Minnewaska, the No. 4 seed in the tournament, won three singles matches and swept the doubles matches in the win.
Sophomore Megan Thorfinnson earned a three-set win at No. 1 singles for the Lakers. Freshman Alia Randt earned a sweep for the Lakers at No. 2 singles and freshman Olivia Danielson did the same at No. 3 singles.
Sophomore Sydney Dahl/senior Olivia Bleick earned the win for the Lakers at No. 1 doubles, while seniors Grace Jensen and Zoey Elwood earned the point at No. 2 doubles and sophomores Avarie Uhde and Katy Vold won at No. 3 doubles.
Minnewaska faces top-seeded Litchfield in the semifinals on Tuesday at 9 a.m. in Rogers. The winner of that semifinal will face either the No. 3 seed Osakis or the No. 2 seed New London-Spicer in the Section 6A championship.
Minnewaska 6, Melrose 1
SINGLES - No. 1 - Megan Thorfinnson, (Min), def Emily Rieland (Mel) 6-3, 5-7, 10-5; No. 2 - Alia Randt, (Min), def Alexis Baumann (Mel) 6-3, 6-3; No. 3 - Olivia Danielson, (Min), def Gretta Hellermann (Mel) 6-0, 6-2; No. 4 - Jenna Butkowski, (Mel), def Katie Sorenson (Min) 6-1, 1-6, 6-4
DOUBLES - No. 1 - Olivia Bleick/Sydney Dahl, (Min), def Jamie Klasen/Jessica Pohlmann (Mel) 6-2, 6-1; No. 2 - Katy Vold/Avarie Uhde, (Min), def Abigail Welle/Macy Davis (Mel) 6-1, 6-1; No. 3 - Grace Jensen/Zoey Elwood, (Min), def Madison Baysinger/Anessa Redepenning (Mel) 6-1, 6-0