The Wadena-Deer Creek girls tennis team picked up its first wins of the 2019 season when they earned back-to-back wins over Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and Sauk Centre on Aug. 30 at the Wadena Tennis Courts.
The Wolverines cruised to a 7-0 victory over Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa before earning a 5-2 victory over Sauk Centre. It's a pair of wins that should give the Wolverines some momentum moving forward after some close dual defeats earlier in the season.
In singles action, the Wolverines dropped just nine total games on their way to a sweep. Madison Packer continued her consistent play at No. 1 singles. She earned a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Paige Prentice.
Corra Endres followed suit at No. 2 singles. She won in straight sets 6-0, 6-1. Endres defeated Annika Heieie. Genevieve Pinnella followed with a straight set victory at No. 3 singles, 6-2, 6-4. Pinnella edged out Veronica Jackson.
Kelly Muckala earned a straight set victory at No. 4 singles when she disposed of Tori Reed in straight sets 6-2, 6-0.
The Wadena-DC doubles duos had success as well during the sweep of BBE. Ashley Peterson and Kaylee Ova won in three sets against Chandler Tebrake and Kylie Terhaar, 6-0, 1-6 and 10-6.
Kayla Meeks and Madelyn Gallant earned a win in straight sets. They defeated Olivia Thieschafer and Katie Weller, 6-1, 6-3, at No. 2 doubles.
The No. 3 doubles team of Nevada Schulz and Katie Fiemeyer were victorious in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1, over the duo of Claire Eckstein and Hannah Lien.
In the Wolverines' 5-2 victory over Sauk Centre, the Wolverines won three singles matches and two doubles matches en route to their second straight win.
Packer was victorious at No. 1 singles with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Audrey Zenzen. Endres followed with a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 2 singles when she defeated Briana Middendorf.
Sauk Centre's lone point came at No. 3 singles when Natalie Berndt defeated Pinnella 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.
Libby Hartman was victorious at No. 4 singles for the Wolverines. She earned a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Addy Hoffman.
Peterson and Ova went the distance for a victory at No. 1 doubles. They defeated Sarah Middendorf and Gabrielle Tschida, 0-6, 6-4 and 10-6. It was their second victory of the day that went the distance.
Sauk Centre's lone doubles point came from Julia Marthaler and Gaby Dickinson when they defeated Meeks and Gallant at No. 2 doubles, 0-6, 6-0 and 10-5.
Schulz and Fiemeyer closed out the doubles portion with a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 3 doubles over Nicole Bartos and Michaela Dammann.