WADENA – It was an up-and-down week for the Wadena-Deer Creek girls tennis team.
After the Wolverines dropped a pair of narrow matchups against Staples-Motley and Crosby-Ironton in their home triangular, they bounced back with a 6-1 win over Parkers Prairie on Saturday.
WDC won three singles matches. Libby Hartmann beat Aili Tayli 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles. Genevieve Pinella also won in straight sets over Dakota Moske 6-4, 6-1. Charlie Snyder pulled out a three-set win over Elektra Blumer 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
WDC also won all three doubles matches. Katie and Anna Fiemeier beat Brook Schilling and Anna Helling without surrendering a game. Kayla Meeks and Cadie Leeseberg cruised past Sophie Pfeffer and Elizabeth Harstad 6-1, 6-1. The Wolverines took the No. 3 doubles match by forfeit.
In their home triangular, the Wolverines suffered two close losses. Staples-Motley edged out a 4-3 win over WDC.
Katie and Anna Fiemeier won again at No. 1 doubles. Meeks and Cadie Leeseberg also pulled out another win at No. 2 doubles. Chloe Leeseberg and Claire Khapphan beat Heidi Zimmerman and Livia Triff at No. 3 doubles 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. The Cardinals won all four singles matches.
Against Crosby-Ironton, the Rangers got the better of WDC by a score of 5-2. Katie and Anna fiemeyer, along with Meeks and Cadie Leeseberg, each won their first of three matches during the week at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles.
Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.