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TENNIS: BHS sweeps, advances to section finals

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SARTELL – The Bemidji High School tennis team moved on to the semifinals of the Section 8AA tournament Saturday night with a 7-0 win over Monticello.

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The Lumberjacks moved on to play St. Cloud Tech for the section championship but that result was not available at presstime.

Against Monticello, the Lumberjacks expected a closer match than they got, according to head coach Mark Fodness.

“We have waited all year to play a match where, up and down the lineup, we had our top performances,” the BHS coach said. “We picked a great time to play at that level tonight against Monticello. They were a strong team. We expected a very close match.”

Instead, the Lumberjacks lost only one game en route to the 7-0 victory.

Jessica Solberg, Amy Frosaker and Kenzie Schultz each won their singles matches in straight sets. No. 2 singles Claudia Bellew played the closest singles match, winning the first set 6-2, then dropping the second 6-7 before rallying to win the third set big, 6-1.

In doubles, all three teams won in straight sets.

Monticello had defeated Willmar 5-2 to get to the semifinals.

On the other side of the bracket, St. Cloud Tech had no trouble. Tech beat Becker 6-1 in the quarterfinals before topping Brainerd 6-1 in the semifinals.

Bemidji 7, Monticello 0

Singles

No. 1: Jessica Solberg def. Alex Revenig, 6-0, 6-2

No. 2: Amy Frosaker def. Brooke Volpone, 6-3, 6-3

No. 3: Claudia Bellew def. Grace Sawatzke, 6-2, 6-7, 6-1

No. 4: Kenzie Schultz def. Taylor Arthur 6-3, 6-2

Doubles

No. 1: Olivia Dickinson/ Annika Johnson def. Anne Dockendorf/ Kendra Stoick 6-3, 7-5

No. 2: Megan Serratore/ Alexis Konecne def. Christine Lui/ Miranda Anderson 6-2, 6-2

No. 3: Claire Baumgartner/ Jenna Lee def. Sydney Antony/ Maria Becker 6-3, 6-1

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Jack Hittinger
Jack Hittinger is the sports editor of the Bemidji Pioneer. He is also the Bemidji State beat writer. He hails from the Great State of Michigan. Read his Bemidji State blog at http://thebeaverblog.areavoices.com/ and follow him on Twitter at @Jackhitts.
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