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Girls tennis: Lapthorn win propels PA past Luverne

LUVERNE -- It was at No. 1 singles that the Pipestone Area-Luverne girls tennis match was decided Thursday. And it went three sets. Pipestone Area's Lauren Lapthorn defeated Luverne's Samantha Pierce 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2) to give the Arrows a 4-3 v...

LUVERNE -- It was at No. 1 singles that the Pipestone Area-Luverne girls tennis match was decided Thursday.

And it went three sets. Pipestone Area’s Lauren Lapthorn defeated Luverne’s Samantha Pierce 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2) to give the Arrows a 4-3 victory.

Pipestone Area won three of the four singles matches. Luverne’s Carissa Cunningham beat the Arrows’ Paige Ahrendt 6-0, 6-3 at No. 2 singles. But PA’s Hannah Berg topped Riley Severtson 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles and Serena Wipf beat Ainslee Robinson 6-2, 6-3 at No. 4 singles.

Luverne’s Kayla Rud and Natasha Thone outplayed Pipestone Area’s Kristen Houg and Carmen Skyberg 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles. The Cardinals also won at No. 2 doubles with Sierra Wieneke and Shelbie Nath over the Arrows’ Aspen Schelhaas and Paige Morgan 6-2, 6-4. At No. 3 doubles, Pipestone Area’s Maran Steensma and Adrianna Johnson defeated Emilie Bartels and Kacie Kracht 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).

St. James 6, Worthington 1 ST. JAMES -- Jamie Newman defeated Lydia Sargent 6-1, 6-4 to keep the Worthington Trojans from getting swept by St. James Area.

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Newman won her match at No. 4 singles.

But it was all St. James Area elsewhere. At. No. 1 singles, the Saints’ Ashley Frederickson beat Worthington’s Anna Kill 6-1, 6-0. At No. 2 singles, Zoie Becker topped the Trojans’ Kelly Newman 6-0, 6-0. And at No. 3 singles, Clare Lepp defeated Worthington’s Shelby Larson 6-4, 6-2.

In doubles play, St. James Area took all three. Renata Hernandez and Hannah Loewen took care of Worthington’s Coral Owens and Jasmine Ling 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles. Miranda Jacoby and Krista Leimer swept Katilyn Brunk and Brittin Fauskee 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2. And in the three spot, Hannah Peterson and Brandi Smith won 6-1, 6-1 over Worthington’s Makayla Ebbers and Cynthia Salksavath.

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