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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.

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Minnewaska sophomore Katy Vold serves the ball during her and fellow sophomore Avarie Uhde's match at No. 3 doubles on Sept. 29, 2022, against Osakis. Vold and Uhde earned one of the Lakers' six points in its Section 6A Team Tournament playoff win over Melrose on Oct. 6, 2022.
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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.

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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

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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