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Tennis: Osakis opens Section 6A Team Tournament with a sweep

The Osakis girls tennis team began the Section 6A Team Tournament on Wednesday on a strong note with a 7-0 win over St. John's Prep. The Silverstreaks are set to compete in the section tournament semifinals in Rogers on Tuesday.

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Osakis freshman Leah Maddock hits a low shot during her win at No. 1 singles over Minnewaska's Megan Thorfinnson on Sept. 29, 2022. Maddock and the Silverstreaks earned a 7-0 sweep over St. John's Prep in the opening round of the Section 6A Team Tournament on Oct. 5, 2022.
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OSAKIS - The Osakis girls tennis team (17-6) shined in its opening round Section 6A team tournament matchup against St. John’s Prep with a 7-0 sweep on Wednesday. Osakis is the No. 3 seed in the section, while St. John’s Prep is the No. 6 seed.

Freshmen Leah Maddock and Bella Weisser, along with junior Bria Hoffarth and senior Larissa Hoffarth earned the singles sweep for Osakis. Osakis only allowed one point combined in the singles matches.

The Silverstreaks earned sweeps from the doubles teams of senior Ellie George/junior Madeline Anderson, junior Lauren Anderson/ senior Madi Collins, and junior Brenna Moen/senior Lyndsey Middendorf. Each team only allowed their opponents to score one point in their matches.

Osakis is headed to the section semifinals and will face the winner of Thursday’s match (4 p.m.) between the No. 2 seed New London-Spicer and the No. 7 Sauk Centre, on Tuesday in Rogers.

Osakis 7, St. John’s Prep 0

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SINGLES - No. 1 - Leah Maddock (O) def. Nina Hochenauer (SJP), 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 - Larissa Hoffarth (O) def. Franzi Bayer (SJP) 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 - Bria Hoffarth (O) def. Grace Dauer (SJP) 6-1, 6-0; No. 4 - Bella Weisser (O) def. Ari Surma (SJP) 6-0, 6-0; EXTRA - Jacyln Dietrich (O) def. Unknown, 6-3; Ambrosia Steinbrecher (O) def. Unknown, 6-0; Kayla Kulzer (O) def. Unknown

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Ellie George/Madeline Anderson (O) def. Miranda Louis/Sophie Nelson (SJP) 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 - Lauren Anderson/Madi Collins (O) def. Alayna Neal/Scout Schwanstrom (SJP) 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 - Brenna Moen/Lyndsey Middendorf (O) def. Emma Zaun/Lili Kuhl (SJP) 6-0, 6-1; EXTRA - Cora Mathews/Ava Drevlow (O) def Unknown 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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