Wolverines struggle at Sauk Centre Quadrangular
Neil Koehler's Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines took it on the chin three times Monday in the Sauk Centre Tennis Quadrangular.
The Wolverines, who were missing several key players, lost a 7-0 decision to a strong Benson club in the opening round and then lost 7-0 to Sauk Centre. They lost a 6-1 decision to Parkers Prairie in the third round. Koehler switched Sam Holweger from doubles to singles against Parkers where she defeated Jakki Sjobeck 6-1, 6-0.
Sauk Centre Quadrangular
Benson 7, WDC 0
1. Abby Fragodt (B) def. Macy Hartman (WDC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Catherine Jones (B) def. Haley Anderson (WDC) 6-1, 6-3
3. Lauren Alsaker (B) def. Andrea Jenson (WDC) 6-1, 6-2
4. Sara Rajewsky (B) def. Paige Hartman (WDC) 6-0, 6-3
1. Chelsey Goff/Cassie Johnson (B) def. Jessica Rinkel/Sam Holweger (WDC) 6-3, 6-1
2. Ginger Breen/Hillary Wilts (B) def. Anna Meltzer/Sarah Naggar (WDC) 6-2, 6-0
3. Kelsey Hammerschmidt/Megan Vergin (B) def. Hanna Jacobson/Ashley Carlson (WDC) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
Sauk Centre 7, WDC 0
1. Laura Hintzen (SC) def. Haley Anderson (WDC) 6-1, 6-1
2. Kady Buschette (SC) def. Andrea Jenson (WDC) 6-1, 6-1
3. Leah Amundson (SC) def. Macy Hartman (WDC) 6-1, 6-2
4. Larissa Rudenbiker (SC) def. Paige Hartman (WDC) 6-0, 6-2
1. Chelsea Donnag/Krystal Heinen (SC) def. Sam Holweger/Jessica Rinkel (WDC) 6-1, 6-0
2. Amy Zimmerman/Samantha Ritter (SC) def. Anna Meltzer/Sarah Najjar (WDC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Toshia Reinke/Christine Ritter (SC) def. Molly Kraemer/Abby Wegscheid (WDC) 6-1, 6-0
Parkers Prairie 6, WDC 1
1. Kelsey Warren (PP) def. Haley Anderson (WDC) 6-3, 4-6 (7-3)
2. Kayla Sjobeck (PP) def. Andrea Jenson (WDC) 6-3, 6-2
3. Brenna Warren (PP) def. Macy Hartman (WDC) 6-4, 6-4
4. Sam Holweger (WDC) def. Jakki Sjobeck (PP) 6-1, 6-0
1. Katherine Wippler/Eloise Warren (PP) def. Anna Meltzer/Paige Hartman (WDC) 6-3, 6-0
2. Amber Suchy/Mackenzie Thompson (PP) def. Sarah Najjar/Ashley Carlson (WDC) 7-5, 3-6 (7-4)
3. Brittany Shircliff/Renee Warren (PP) def. Molly Kraemer/Hanna Jacobson (WDC) 6-2, 6-3
Wolverines grab two fourths at Park Rapids
The Wolverines had a singles player and a doubles team finish fourth Saturday as they opened the season against a strong eight-team field in the Park Rapids Invitational.
Moorhead took top honors with 29 points while Roseau placed second with 20 and Thief River Falls finished third with 19. Rounding out the field were Minnewaska (15), Park Rapids (12), Fergus Falls (11) and WDC (5).
WDC's No. 1 doubles duo of Holweger and Jessica Rinkel placed fourth along with No. 3 singles player Andrea Jensen. Paige Hartman gave the Wolverines a seventh-place finish at No. 4 singles.