Roundup: Alexandria bounces back in win over Sauk Rapids

Minnewaska won its 10th match on Thursday in a sweep of Benson.


The Alexandria girls tennis team bounced back from a 7-0 loss to Brainerd earlier this week to beat Sauk Rapids-Rice in a 6-1 final on Thursday.

Rachel Wegner won a tight battle against the Storm's Brynn Karasch at the first singles spot by a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5) final. Jalyn Halverson and Teresa Bitzan followed suit with straight-set wins at third and fourth singles, respectively.

Senior MaKenna Aure was out of the doubles lineup with an injury, but Kylie Lattimer stepped in with Ayla Rolin at the first spot to win 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. Isabella Hagen and Chelby Runge also won in doubles at the No. 2 spot by a 6-4, 6-3 final, while Hakyma Von Bargen and Ella Halvorson won 6-3, 6-1 at the third spot.

Lakers roll over Benson

Minnewaska improved to 10-7 on Thursday with a 7-0 win over Benson.

Alissa Thorfinnson, Addy Randt, Leah Hagen and Megan Thorfinnson combined to drop just five games in straight-set wins throughout the singles lineup.


Maddie Thorfinnson and Olivia Richards teamed up at first doubles and won 6-0, 6-1. Sydney Dahl and Olivia Bleick won 6-2, 6-2 at second doubles, and Alia Randt and Grace Jenson took a 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) match at third doubles.

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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