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Bemidji HS Tuesday roundup: Jacks tennis returns strong in win over East Grand Forks

An extended break did not adversely affect the Bemidji girls tennis team Tuesday as the Lumberjacks posted a 6-1 win over East Grand Forks and a 7-0 victory over Detroit Lakes in Detroit Lakes.

"All things considered, we played pretty well," said BHS coach Mark Fodness. "We've been off since August 30 and we wanted to hit the court with an aggressive approach.

"Against East Grand Forks we were not as aggressive as we had hoped but we were much more aggressive against Detroit Lakes."

In the East Grand Forks match the Jacks swept the doubles and took three of the four singles encounters.

The lone setback came at first singles where Cortne Solberg fell 6-2, 6-3.

"Tennis scores can be deceiving," Fodness said. "Even though Cortne lost she played very well and her match was one of the best ones of the day."

Jessica Solberg posted a 6-0, 6-2 win at second singles as did Amy Frosaker at third. Claudia Bellew was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at fourth.

Emma Nielsen and Katie Ditmanson teamed for a 6-4, 6-2 win at first doubles while Claire Baumgartner and Haley Pollock combined for a 2-6, 7-5, (7-5) victory at second. At third doubles Cassie Bucher and Lauren Lund posted a 6-0, 6-0 win.

BHS also won an exhibition match as Francesca Huerd and Jenna Lee won 6-0, 6-0.

Cortne Solberg rested against Detroit Lakes and the other singles players moved ahead one spot.

The results saw Jessica Solberg win 6-1, 6-4, Frosaker post a 6-0, 6-1 victory, Bellew claim a 6-3, 6-3 verdict and MacKenzie Schultz win 6-1, 6-1.

At doubles, Nielsen and Ditmanson won 6-1, 6-0, Baumgartner and Pollock breezed 6-2, 6-2 and Huerd and Lee coasted to a 6-0, 6-2 victory.

Bucher and Lund also won an exhibition match 6-0, 6-3.

The Bemidji spikers collected a 3-1 victory at Brainerd Tuesday, stopping the Warriors 25-19, 27-25, 23-25, 25-19.

The win snapped a four-match losing skid and evened Bemidji's record at 5-5.

Jess Yost finished with 20 kills, three blocks and two aces. Kellie Morehouse had eight kills and Jenna Sagedahl 40 set assists. Meghan Wannebo contributed 24 digs and Nicole McDonald had three aces.

In the preliminaries, the junior varsity lost 25-11, 26-24, the B-team won 25-19, 25-19 and the freshmen won 25-13, 25-10.

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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