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Girls tennis: Johnson, Dickinson fall in section semifinals

SARTELL – The season ended for the Bemidji tennis team Saturday is its top doubles team lost in the Section 8-2A semifinals.

Annika Johnson and Olivia Dickinson fell 6-0, 6-4 to Lexi Portz and Jill Kedrowski of St. Cloud Tech Saturday. The match featured the top-seeded doubles teams from the North and South subsections.

“Annika and Olivia took a set to get their feet on the ground but they played very well in the second set,” said BHS coach Mark Fodness. “We took a 4-3 lead in the second set and had a few chances to go up 5-4 but we couldn’t quite get it done. Tech didn’t give us a second chance and was able to close out that set.

“Annika and Olivia have played tremendous tennis for us and have had a terrific career playing doubles together,” the coach continued. “It was nice to see them fight hard for every point in their final match.”

The Lumberjacks will hold their season-ending banquet on Oct. 22.