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East Grand Forks sweeps Wadena-DC

The Wadena-Deer Creek girls tennis team ran into one of the top teams in Section 8A when they traveled to East Grand Forks to take on the Green Wave. The Green Wave picked up a 7-0 victory over the Wolverines on Aug. 24.

The Wolverines put up some close battles in singles action, but were unable to get any wins during the dual meet. Grace Hinojos was defeated by Jenna Dietrich in two close sets, 4-6, 3-6.

Maggie Dietrich was able to sneak past Madison Packer at No. 2 singles. Dietrich won in three sets. She opened with a 6-4 victory, before dropping the second set against Packer. Packer took the second 7-6 (7-5), before falling in the third to Dietrich, 10-4.

Brynn Havis defeated Kelly Muckala at No. 3 singles, while Katelyn Farder knocked off Libby Hartman at No. 4.

The Green Wave swept the doubles portion as well when McKenna Aitchison and Delaney Aaker defeated Kaylee Ova and Corra Endres at No. 1 doubles. Aleah Hargsleben and Kendal Rand defeated Ashley Peterson and Jasmyn Wood at No. 2. Thea Haaven-Farstad and Emily Stroot earned a straight set victory over Kayla Meeks and Katelyn Kallevig.

The Wolverines return to action on Aug. 25 with the Crookston Tournament, beginning at 9 a.m.

East Grand Forks 7, Wadena-DC 0

Singles

1 Jenna Dietrich (EGF) def. Grace Hinojos (WDC) 6-4, 6-3; 2 Maggie Dietrich (EGF) def. Madison Packer (WDC) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 10-4; 3 Brynn Havis (EGF) def. Kelly Muckala (WDC) 6-0, 6-1; 4 Katelyn Farder (EGF) def. Libby Hartman (WDC) 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles

1 McKenna Aitchison/Delaney Aaker (EGF) def. Kaylee Ova/Corra Endres (WDC) 6-4, 6-2; 2 Aleah Hargsleben/Kendal Rand (EGF) def. Ashley Peterson/Jasmyn Wood (WDC) 6-1, 6-0; Thea Haaven-Farstad/Emily Stroot (EGF) def. Kayla Meeks/Katelyn Kallevig (WDC) 6-0, 6-3.

Jason Groth

 Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years. 

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