MINNEAPOLIS -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals tennis team swept the singles matches en route to a 5-2 victory over the Rebels of United South Central in the opening round of the Class 1A state tennis tournament.
Three of the four singles matches went the full three sets. Jenna Vogel lost her first set but won the next two in convincing fashion to defeat her opponent. Emma Pipek and Kim Mosack each lost the second set but came back with strong third sets to seal wins.
The No. 1 doubles team of Rose Milless-Nikki Hoffmann routed their opponents to win the only doubles match for the Cardinals, who face St. Paul Academy today in the semi-finals.
S-M 5, United South Central 2
No. 1 --Jacque Peterson (SM) def. Shelly Bebler 6-3, 6-0. No. 2 --Jenna Vogel (SM) def. Kerri Meuller 6-7, 6-1, 6-3. No. 3 --Emma Pipek (SM) def. Amy Christenson 6-2, 2-6, 6-2. No. 4 --Kim Mosack (SM) def. Rebecca Leland 6-4, 4-6, 6-0.
No. 1 --Rose Milless-Nikki Hoffmann (SM) def. Andria Eilertson-Lacy Schumann 6-2, 6-2. No. 2 --Laura Staloch-Beth Yokel 9 (USC) def. Emily Burrows-Amanda DiGiovanni 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. No. 3 --Christina Wood-Danielle Huper (USC) def. Bri Orth-Amy Freeman 6-3, 6-2.
Overall -- 19-0. Next meet -- S-M vs. St. Paul Academy 8 a.m. Today.
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