STAPLES -- For the third straight year, the Staples-Motley Cardinals ran away with the Mid-State Conference tennis title Saturday by claiming five championships including Jacque Peterson's second-straight No. 1 singles title.
The senior Cardinal avenged an earlier loss this season by beating Val Meschke of Pequot Lakes in the final round.
Also grabbing titles for S-M were Abbie Edin at No. 4 singles, Amanda DiGiovanni-Kim Mosack at No. 1 doubles, Becca Nordell and Machele Michels at No. 2 doubles and Kristie Halverson-Sheila Noska at No. 3 doubles.
Kali Welu of Pequot Lakes won the No. 2 singles division, while teammate Kayla Lenz won the No. 3 singles portion of the tournament.
Team Scores: 1. Staples-Motley 39, 2. Pequot Lakes 31, 3. Park Rapids 21, 4. Crosby-Ironton 19, 5. Perham 14, 6. Wadena-Deer Creek 13, 7. Detroit Lakes 10
1st singles: Jacque Peterson (S-M)
def. Sarah Timm (WDC) 6-0, 6-0
def. Alison Utke (PR) 6-0, 6-0
def. Valerie Meschke (PL) 6-4, 6-3
2-Meschke, 3-Angie Gaviglio (CI), 4-Utke, 5-Sarah Meier (DL), 6-Missy Ulrich (Perham), 7-Timm
2nd singles: Kali Welu (PL)
def. Lauren Knuttila (PR) 7-5, 6-4
def. Katie Edin (SM) 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
2-Edin, 3-Knuttila, 4-Beth Stockman (CI), 5-Julie Grzybowski (P), 6-Megan Tucker (DL), 7-Jenny Kramer (WDC)
3rd Singles: Kayla Lenz (PL)
def. Amy Freeman (SM) 7-5, 6-2
def. Brita Johnson (CI) 6-1, 6-0
2-Johnson, 3-Freeman, 4-Jenny Gravalh (PR), 5-Katie Anderson (WDC), 6-Jennifer Grzybowski (P), 7-Laura Hentges (DL)
4th Singles: Abbie Edin (SM)
def. Kaitlyn Risnes (CI) 6-3, 6-1
def. Megan Packer (WDC) 6-1, 6-1
def. Ali Gravdahl (PL) 7-5, 7-5
2-Gravdahl, 3-Packer (WDC), 4-Nicki Thompson (PR), 5-Jamie Johnson (DL), 6-Risnes, 7-Abbi Paulseth (P)
1st Doubles: Amanda DiGiovanni-Kim Mosack (SM)
def. Katie Vogt-Jamie Blackburn (DL) 6-0, 6-1
def. Betsy Wehseler-Farrah Steinke C-I) 6-2, 6-3
def. Lindsey Czecok-Amy Luther (PR) 7-5, 6-2
2-Czecok-Luther, 3-Wehseler-Steinke, 4-Shelby Paavola-Beth Anderson (WDC), 5-Katie Vogt-Jamie Blackburn (DL), 6-Amanda Heidorn-Ali Pesch (P), 7-Kim Williams-Jackie DeWolfe (PL)
2nd Doubles: Becca Nordell & Machele Michels (SM)
def. Tara Peterson-Megan Lenz (PL) 6-3, 6-2
def. Kassie Pesch-Amy Neels (Perham) 6-1, 4-6, 7-5
2-Pesch-Neels, 3-Peterson-Lenz, 4-Jenna Pike-Megan Yliniemi (PR), 5-Greta Imholte-Tara Sprague (DL), 6-Darcy Uselman-Courtney Bernu (WDC), 7-Hanna Christenson-Lauren MacFarland (CI)
3rd Doubles: Kristie Halverson-Sheila Noska (SM)
def. Katie Guzek-Sarah Rosten (DL) 6-0, 6-1
def. Cassie Johnson-Meghan Coxs (Perham) 6-4, 6-2
def. Jenny Scott-Joanna Larson (PL) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0
2-Scott-Larson, 3-Johnson-Coxs, 4-Melissa Quincer-Katy Kraemer (WDC), 5-Liz Johnson-Emily Johnson (CI), 6-Katie Guzek-Sarah Rosten (DL), 7-Brittne Surles-Kayla Macleod (PR)
Next meet: Crosby-Ironton hosts Aitkin 4:30 p.m. Tuesday; Pequot Lakes hosts Park Rapids 4:30 p.m. Tuesday; Staples-Motley at Little Falls triangular 5 p.m. Monday; Wadena-Deer Creek hosts Perham 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Eveleth-Gilbert 5, Aitkin 2
EVELETH -- Svea Lindgren earned a win at No. 2 singles and the No. 3 doubles team of Kari Johnson and Mandy Whipps also wOn in the Aitkin Gobblers 5-2 tennis loss to Eveleth-Gilbert Saturday.
No. 1 -- Katie Motley (EG) def. Emily Walz 6-2, 6-1; No. 2 -- Svea Lindgren (A) def. Katie Kuitunen 6-4, 6-4; No. 3 -- Jena Mancina (EG) def. Lori Hughes 6-1, 6-1; No. 4 -- Alex Newman (EG) def. Jaime Landsverk 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
No. 1 -- Kelly Landbrog-Heather Rice (EG) def. Emily O'Neal-Emily Eisenbraun 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 -- Kristin Johnson-Ann Marriuci (EG) def. Brenda Smith-Nicole Cook 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 -- Kari Johnson-Mandy Whipps (A) def. Brittany Moberg-Heidi Christianson 4-6, 6-3, (9-7)
Overall -- Ait. 5-7. Next meet -- Aitkin at Crosby-Ironton 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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