With two victories Friday, Staples-Motley junior Abby Edin advanced to the Class 1A state singles semifinals.
There the Cardinal will have a chance to inflict a small form of revenge as she faces Mounds Park Academy junior Brenna Kelly. Mounds Park knocked the Cardinals team into the third-place match.
Edin defeated Aitkin's Kelsey Klucas in the opening-round 6-3, 6-4 and then eliminated Katie Huber of St. Peter 6-0, 6-2 to advance to the semifinals.
Klucas dropped to the consolation bracket where she fell to Abby Ness of Roseau 6-0, 6-3.
Aitkin's doubles team of a Allie Carlson-Alice Browning remains alive and will play in the consolaton semifinal Saturday. The duo lost its first match to S-M's Skye Coughlin-Emma Koskiniemi to fall into the consolation bracket.
There they defeated Mindy Lawrence-Mary Kading 6-4, 6-0 to set up Saturday's battle with Maple River's Mandi Stencel-Sara Anderson.
Pequot's Kirstie Harmdierks-Cori Lundmark lost their opening-round match 6-0, 6-3 to fall into the consolation bracket.
Waiting there was Litchfield's Chelsie McGraw-Brenna Johnson, who dispatched the Patriots 6-1, 6-1.
After winning their opening-round match, Coughlin-Koskiniemi ran into familier faces with Mounds Park's Kate Roach-Amber Washington. Those two eliminated the Cardinals 6-3, 6-2.
Abby Edin (Staples-Motley) def. Kelsey Klucas (Aitkin 6-3, 6-4
Edin def. Katie Huber (St. Peter) 6-0, 6-2
Edin vs. Brenna Kelly (Mounds Park Academy) 8 a.m. Saturday
Abby Ness (Roseau) def. Klucas 6-0, 6-3
Skye Coughlin-Emma Koskiniemi (Staples-Motley) def. Allie Carlson-Alice Browning (Aitkin) 6-3, 6-3
Danielle Munsterman-Mallory Shellum (St. James) def. Kirstie Harmdierks-Cori Lundmark 6-0, 6-3
Kate Roach-Amber Washington (Mounds Park Academy) def. Coughlin-Koskiniemi 6-3, 6-2
Carlson-Browning def. Mindy Lawrence-Mary Kading (Park Rapids 6-4, 6-0
Chelsie McGraw-Brenna Johnson (Litchfield) def. Harmdierks-Lundmark 6-1, 6-1
Carlson-Browning vs. Mandi Stencel-Sara Anderson (Maple River)
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