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Tennis: Tigers edged by LQPV/D-B

Katelyn Wehking hits the ball over the net during her singles match against Lac qui Parle Valley / Dawson-Boyd Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Morris. Wehking was one of three points MACA/WCA scored in the 4-3 loss. Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times1 / 2
Kassidy Girard and Ireland Winter fist bump during the No. 3 doubles match against LQPV/D-B. The duo pulled off a third set tiebreaker to win. Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times2 / 2

The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta/West Central Area girls tennis team was edged by Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd 4-3 Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Morris.

Katie Messner won her second straight match at No. 4 singles. No. 3 doubles Ireland Winter and Kassidy Girard also won their second straight match.

Katelyn Wehking pulled out a close three-set win. After falling in the first set 3-6, Wehking won 7-6 (4), 6-4.

"She jokingly said that she loves her long matches," head coach Britney House said of Wehking, who has gone three sets in her last three of four singles matches.

The Tigers traveled to Marshall for a tournament Saturday, Sept. 15 then to Montevideo for a match on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The Tigers close out the home season against Sauk Centre at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, in Morris.

LQPV/D-B 4, MACA/WCA 3

Singles

No. 1 — Anna Hacker (L) def. Lea Asmus 6-4, 6-4; No. 2 — Addi Oie (L) def. Hannah Wutzke 7-5, 6-0; No. 3 — Katelyn Wehking (M) def. Katelyn Wittnebel 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4; No. 4 — Katie Messner (M) def . Jade Bukowski 6-3, 6-1

Doubles

No. 1 — Jessica Sigdahl-Rachel Halvorson (L) def. Greta Hentges-Abbigail Athey 6-4, 7-6 (5); No. 2 — Bree Kallhoff-Veda Maharaj (L) def. Lakia Manska-Ryanne Long 6-2, 6-0; No. 3 — Ireland Winter-Kassidy Girard (M) def. Kylie Wendinger-Sarah Halvorson 6-3, 2-6, 11-9

Brooke Kern

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