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GIRLS TENNIS: Lumberjacks split home triangular, end 12-match winning streak

All good things must come to an end, so the saying goes. The Bemidji High School girls tennis team lived that maxim during a triangular on Tuesday at the BHS courts.

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BEMIDJI – All good things must come to an end, so the saying goes.

The Bemidji High School girls tennis team lived that maxim during a triangular on Tuesday at the BHS courts. The Lumberjacks extended their long winning streak to 12 matches with a 6-1 win over Detroit Lakes, but Crookston snapped the run with a 5-2 win later in the day.

Against the Lakers, the Jacks were consistent throughout the lineup. In singles, No. 1 Emily Dondelinger led the way with a breezy 6-1, 6-0 victory, and No. 2 Anna Glen added a hard-fought 4-6, 6-3, 10-4 triumph. No. 4 Elizabeth Peterson rounded out Bemidji’s singles success with a 6-1, 6-4 win.

The Lumberjacks swept the doubles matchups as well, with No. 1 pair Darby Neis and Maddie Jensen (6-2, 7-6 (7-5)), No. 2 duo Kendal Midboe and Elena Peterson (7-5, 6-1) and No. 3 group Noelle Mueller and Sam Wood (6-1, 7-6 (7-5)) all picking up victories.

BHS had less luck with the Pirates, though. Dondelinger triumphed 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 and Mueller and Wood won 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 at their respective spots, but Crookston otherwise swashbuckled its way to a team victory.

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Now 13-2 this season, the Jacks return to face Staples-Motley for Senior Day at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, back at the BHS courts.

Bemidji 6, Detroit Lakes 1

Singles

No. 1: Dondelinger (BHS) def. Askelson, 6-1, 6-0

No. 2: Glen (BHS) def. LeClair, 4-6, 6-3, 10-4

No. 3: Mercil (DL) def. Arenas, 6-4, 2-6, 11-9

No. 4: Eli. Peterson (BHS) def. Klabunde, 6-1, 6-4

Doubles

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No. 1: Neis/Jensen (BHS) def. Leitheiser/Lunde, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)

No. 2: Midboe/Ele. Peterson (BHS) def. Noll/Bolar, 7-5, 6-1

No. 3: Mueller/Wood (BHS) def. Pazdernik/Carlson, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

Crookston 5, Bemidji 2

Singles

No. 1: Dondelinger (BHS) def. Winjum, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

No. 2: Tull (CRK) def. Glen, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

No. 3: Borowicz (CRK) def. Arenas, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

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No. 4: Abrahamson (CRK) def. Eli. Peterson, 6-3, 6-1

Doubles

No. 1: Gunderson/Smith (CRK) def. Neis/Jensen, 7-6 (12-10), 3-6, 6-4

No. 2: Clauson/Fee (CRK) def. Midboe/Ele. Peterson, 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-2

No. 3: Mueller/Wood (BHS) def. Seaver/Nelson, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2

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