Girls tennis: WHS beats SWC rival Redwood Valley
WORTHINGTON — In the midst of a busy week of tennis, the Worthington Trojans defeated Southwest Conference opponent Redwood Valley Thursday at the junior high courts.
Another Southwest Conference opponent, Pipestone Area, is right around the corner — today, in fact, and again at the junior high courts.
Worthington handled Redwood Valley 5-2, winning three of four singles matches and two of three doubles contests.
“All in all, I felt very good with how we played,” said WHS head coach Mike Marquardt. “We finished outstanding. It’s always good to get a conference win. The competition was solid. I’m looking forward to taking on another conference opponent tomorrow with Pipestone.”The Trojans’ first singles entry, junior Emily Williamson, defeated Redwood Valley’s Ahnna Malecek 6-1, 6-1 on Thursday. The Cardinals’ Alyssa Lueck outplayed Worthington’s Rachel Drietz 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2 singles, but at third singles Worthington’s Laura Wetering was a 6-3, 6-2 victor over Carli Grannes. At fourth singles, the Trojans’ Shelby Larson defeated Alexis Johnson 6-4, 6-3.Redwood Valley won the match at first doubles, as Abby Einck and Kenzie Jeseritz topped Makensie Carstensen and Sarah Janssen 6-4, 7-5. Worthington’s No. 2 doubles duo of Annie Lesnar and Brianna Kempema took care of Tori Jeseritz and Rhylee Schmidt 6-0, 6-4. And the Trojans’ No. 3 team of Miranda LeBrun and Alicia Khatt dispatched the Cards’ Kenzie Manthei and Kylie Doering 6-2, 6-1.