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Tennis roundup: Osakis pushes Class A power Litchfield before falling 4-3

The Silverstreaks showed they can play right with the Section 6A favorites on Tuesday by pushing the Dragons in a match that came down to a three-setter at second doubles.

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Osakis' Lyndsey Middendorf gets to a return during a match played on Aug. 22, 2022. Middendorf and Brenna Moen got a big win at third doubles for the Silverstreaks in a match against Litchfield on Sept. 6 to help keep Osakis close against the defending Section 6A champions.
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Two of the primary contenders in the Section 6A girls tennis field went head-to-head on Tuesday, and Litchfield held on against Osakis (8-4) for a 4-3 win.

“The girls played a great match, almost pulling off the team win versus the section favorite,” Osakis head coach Ryan Maddock said. “Leah (Maddock), our No. 1 and No. 3 doubles teams had great wins and everyone had strong efforts. We were very close at second doubles.”

The Dragons are the defending section champions. Osakis got a straight-set win from freshman Leah Maddock at first singles. The doubles teams of Ellie George and Madeline Anderson, and Brenna Moen and Lyndsey Middendorf gave the Silverstreaks three points.

The deciding match came in a three-setter at second doubles. Litchfield’s Sophie Stilwell and Trinity Hawes held off Osakis’ Lauren Anderson and Madi Collins by a 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 final.

“Even though it was a team loss, this was a confidence boost for our team today,” coach Maddock said.

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LITCHFIELD 4, OSAKIS 3

SINGLES - No. 1 - Leah Maddock (O) def. Ryanna Stenhaus, 6-3, 6-4; No. 2 - Karlee Prahl (L) def. Larissa Hoffarth, 6-1, 6-1; No. 3 - Isla Dille (L) def. Bria Hoffarth, 6-1, 6-2; No. 4 - Kaitlyn Palmer (L) def. Bella Weisser, 6-4, 6-3; Exhibition - Emma Anderson (L) def. Ava Drevlow, 8-3

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Ellie George/Madeline Anderson (O) def. Lauren Erickson/Olivia Olson, 6-4, 6-2; No. 2 - Sophie Stilwell/Trinity Hawes (L) def. Lauren Anderson/Madi Collins, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5; No. 3 - Brenna Moen/Lyndsey Middendorf (O) def. Anna Stilwell/Amelia Benson, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2; Exhibition - Emma Anderson/Kelly Chidtiel (L) def. Kayla Kulzer/Ambrosia Steinbrecher, 8-7; Kendra Ball/Olivia Underbeck (L) def. Cora Mathews/Reece Eurle, 8-5

Minnewaska gets by Montevideo

Minnewaska-BBE took care of Montevideo in a 5-2 match on Tuesday.

Megan Thorfinnson, Olivia Danielson and Jayda Kolstoe all got wins in the singles lineup. The Lakers also got wins at second and third doubles.

MINNEWASKA 5, MONTEVIDEO 2

SINGLES - No. 1 - Megan Thorfinnson (Waska) def. Cameron Myers, 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 - Brooke Lindeman (Monte) def. Alia Randt, 6-4, 7-5; No. 3 - Olivia Danielson (Waska) def. Megan Macziewski, 6-2, 6-0; No. 4 - Jayda Kolstoe (Waska) def. Ally DeJong, 6-0, 6-1

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Ashley Klaassen/Annie Marquardt (Monte) def. Sydney Dahl/Olivia Bleick, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1; No. 2 - Grace Jensen/Zoey Elwood (Waska) def. Gwyn Smiens/Junia Fitzkappes, 6-3, 6-2; No. 3 - Avarie Uhde/Katy Vold (Waska) def. Avery Albrecht/Carlee Axford, 6-0, 6-1

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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