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GIRLS TENNIS: Bemidji advances 2 entrants after opening 8AA Individual Tournament

Emily Dondelinger is moving on with a pair of victories in the singles tournament, while the doubles tandem of Darby Neis and Maddie Jensen are also marching ahead in their bracket.

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FARGO, N.D. -- The Bemidji High School girls tennis team has a pair of hopeful entrants heading to the next round of the 8AA North Subsection Individual Tournament after their play on Wednesday in Fargo, N.D.

Emily Dondelinger is moving on with a pair of victories in the singles tournament, while the doubles tandem of Darby Neis and Maddie Jensen are also marching ahead in their bracket.

Dondelinger posted two hard-earned wins for the Lumberjacks. First, she defeated Isabella Abrahams of Fergus Falls 7-5, 6-4 to advance out of the first round. Dondelinger then topped LaVonne Lindberg of Perham by a 6-2, 6-2 margin.

Meanwhile, Neis and Jensen pulled off a comeback win to keep their title hopes alive. They lost their opening set against Cyntreya Lockett and Karley Braeger of Fergus Falls, but Neis and Jensen rallied for a 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 victory. They doubled up in the second round, winning 6-2, 7-5 over Moorhead’s Brooke Hoogland and Katelyn Schwantz.

Also in action for BHS, Anna Glen won her first-round singles matchup by a 6-2, 6-4 margin over Moorhead’s Elizabeth Glatt. However, Glen then ran into Thief River Falls’ Brooklyn Broadwell, who knocked off Glen 6-1, 6-0.

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And in doubles play, Bemidji’s duo of Elena Peterson and Noelle Mueller lost 6-0, 6-1 in the first round to Sophie Swenson and Kylie Torkleson of Moorhead.

For Dondelinger, Neis and Jensen, the 8AA North Subsection Individual Tournament continues at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, back in Fargo.

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