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Tennis: Osakis comes away unbeaten at Alexandria Tri

Osakis sophomore Tia Dykema charges the net during a match on Aug. 20. Dykema helped Osakis go 2-0 at the Alexandria Triangular on Sept. 8 by getting two wins at first singles. (Eric Morken / Osakis Review)

The Osakis tennis team wants to test itself against good opponents whenever it can throughout the regular season, and the Silverstreaks did that in a triangular in Alexandria on Saturday.

Osakis went 2-0 on the day, beating a Class AA team in Alexandria by a 6-1 final and taking care of Crookston out of Section 8A by a 5-2 score.

“We had a good day today,” Osakis head coach Ryan Maddock said. “All the girls played well. It was good competition, and it was great to play at such a nice facility.”

Osakis swept the singles lineup against Alexandria. Tia Dykema won 6-2, 6-3 against sophomore Brianna Holm. Shea Olson and Lauren Scherr also won in straight sets at second and third singles, while Kennedy George outlasted Sarah Jiang in a tight 7-5, 6-4 match at fourth singles.

The Cardinals’ lone win came at first doubles as Madison Ressemann and Abby Sater won 6-4, 6-1 over Camryn Hoffarth and Alexa Lien. Mara VanNyhuis and Larissa Hoffarth took care of business for Osakis at second doubles in a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 match. Kadyn Triebenbach and Sydney Rach also won a three-setter at third doubles.

The singles lineup took control for Osakis against Crookston, as well. The Silverstreaks won all four of those matches, three coming in straight-set victories from Dykema, Scherr and Camryn Hoffarth. VanNyhuis also won after falling 5-7 in the first set and winning 6-1, 6-1 the rest of the way.

Osakis’ lone win in doubles came at the third spot when Triebenbach and Rach won 6-4, 6-2.

The two wins moved Osakis to 9-1 on the season. The Silverstreaks are at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on Thursday at 4 as they try to add another win to their season.

Cardinals take down Crookston

For the Cardinals, they went 1-1 overall after taking care of Crookston 6-1.

Holm won a three-setter at first singles to help Alexandria sweep the singles lineup. Laura Wilmesmeier added a three-set victory at second singles, while Annie Harding and Sarah Jiang each won in straight sets.

Ressemann and Sater won 6-4, 6-2 at first doubles. Kaylee Svee and Joria Downing won 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 at the second spot, with Alexandria’s only loss coming at third doubles where Crookston’s Hannah Lindemoen and Audrey Harbott won a tight contest against Taylor Sayre and Whitly Netland, 7-5, 6-4.

OSAKIS 5, CROOKSTON 2

SINGLES - No. 1 - Tia Dykema (O) def. Hannah Street, 6-1, 6-1; No. 2 - Lauren Scherr (O) def. Eden Haller, 6-2, 6-0; No. 3 - Camryn Hoffarth (O) def. Elysa Christianson, 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 - Mara VanNyhuis (O) def. Hanah Lindemoen, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Emma Borowicz/Kat Tiedemann (C) def. Shea Olson/Alexa Lien, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1; No. 2 - Hayden Winjum/Emme Osborn (C) def. Kennedy George/Lexi Spychalla, 6-1, 6-3; No. 3 - Kadyn Triebenbach/Sydney Rach (O) def. Emma Gunderlon/Helle Winjum, 6-4, 6-2

OSAKIS 6, ALEXANDRIA 1

SINGLES - No. 1 - Dykema (O) def. Brianna Holm, 6-2, 6-3; No. 2 - Olson (O) def. Laura Wilmesmeier, 6-2, 6-3; No. 3 - Scherr (O) def. Annie Harding, 6-0, 6-1; No. 4 - George (O) def. Sarah Jiang, 7-5, 6-4

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Madison Ressemann/Abby Sater (A) def. Camryn Hoffarth/Lien, 6-4, 6-1; No. 2 - VanNyhuis/Larissa Hoffarth (O) def. Joria Downing/Kaylee Svee, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3; No. 3 - Triebenbach/Rach (O) def. Whitly Netland/Taylor Sayre

ALEXANDRIA 6, CROOKSTON 1

SINGLES - No. 1 - Holm (A) def. Catherine Tiedemann, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3; No. 2 - Wilmesmeier (A) def. Hayden Winjum, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4; No. 3 - Harding (A) def. Eden Haller, 6-0, 6-1; No. 4 - Jiang (A) def. Halle Winjum, 6-3, 6-3

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Madison Ressemann/Abby Sater (A) def. Emma Osborn/Emma Borowicz, 6-4, 6-2; No. 2 - Svee/Downing (A) def. Elysa Christensen/Hannah Street, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2; No. 3 - Hannah Lindemoen/Audrey Harbott (C) def. Sayre/Netland, 7-5, 6-4

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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