Zoey Elwood returns a shot during second doubles’ action against LQP-DB, Thursday, on the Laker home courts.

The Lakers have found their rhythm.  After starting out 0-6, the Minnewaska girls tennis team has won four-straight matches to improve to 4-6 overall.  And, all four of those wins were against WCC foes, giving the Lakers a 4-0 record to start out the conference schedule. The Lakers shut out Morris Area-WCA at home, Thursday, Sept. 1, and then won at Montevideo last Tuesday (5-2) before earning a key 6-1 victory at home against Lac qui Parle-DB, Thursday.

The Lakers have two more matches this week, including a match at YME, Tuesday (tomorrow) and a contest at home against MACCRAY, Thursday.

Grace Jensen, who has been playing mostly second doubles, has the top record for the Lakers this season at 8-3, while Avarie Uhde and Jayda Kolstoe are both 8-5, and Katy Vold and Zoey Elwood are both 7-6.

Waska 7, Morris-WCA 0

The Lakers earned their second-straight win with a 7-0 victory over Morris-WCA, Sept. 1.  Two of the matches went to third-set tiebreakers.  Otherwise, the Lakers did not give up more than three games in any of the other sets.

Megan Thorfinnson earned a 7-6 (7-2), 5-7, 10-6 tiebreaker win at first singles, while Alia Randt (6-2, 6-3), Avarie Uhde (6-0, 6-0) and Jayda Kolstoe (6-0, 6-0) had little trouble in winning at second through fourth singles, respectively.

In doubles, Sydney Dahl and Olivia Bleick had to go overtime before winning 6-3, 4-6, 10-6 tiebreaker at first doubles.  In the other doubles’ matches, the Lakers dominated as Grace Jensen and Zoey Elwood won 6-0, 6-1 at second doubles, and Katy Vold and Livi Danielson earned a 6-2, 6-1 victory at third doubles.

Minnewaska 5, Monte 2

The Lakers won their third-straight match with a 5-2 win at Montevideo last Tuesday night.  Minnewaska won three matches in singles’ play and also won two of the three doubles’ matches, all in straight sets.

Megan Thorfinnson won easily at first singles (6-2, 6-2), while Olivia Danielson earned a 6-2, 6-0 victory at third singles and Jayda Kolstoe dominated her opponent during a 6-0, 6-1 win at fourth singles.

The Lakers picked up their other two points with a 6-3, 6-2 win by Grace Jensen and Zoey Elwood at second doubles and a 6-0, 6-1 rout by Avarie Uhde and Katy Vold at third doubles.

Minnewaska 6, LQP-DB 1

The Lakers lost just three total sets during a 6-1 win over LQP-DB, Thursday at home.  It was a key victory for Minnewaska since the Eagles were forecast as the WCC favorites before the season began.

Olivia Bleick and Sydney Dahl led a sweep of doubles with a 6-2,  6-3 win at first doubles, while Grace Jensen and Zoey Elwood earned a 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 10-5 tiebreaker win at second doubles in the longest match of the contest, and Katy Vold and Avarie Uhde held on for a 6-3, 7-5 win at third doubles.

In singles’ play, Megan Thorfinnson won her fourth-straight match with a 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) win at first singles.  Adding two more points for the Lakers were Olivia Danielson, who won 6-4, 6-2 at third singles, and Jayda Kolstoe, who gave up the least amount of games for the Lakers with a 6-1, 6-2 victory at fourth singles.

at Minnewaska 7, Mor-WCA 0

SINGLES results: 

(1) Megan Thorfinnson, Min def Claire Stark 7-6 (7-2), 5-7, 10-6tb  (2) Alia Randt, Min def Chloe Zimmel 6-2, 6-3  (3) Avarie Uhde, Min def Elizabeth Pollard 6-0, 6-0  (4) Jayda Kolstoe, Min def Candela Fonteria 6-0, 6-0

DOUBLES results:  

(1)  Sydney Dahl-Olivia Bleick, Min def Karlie Bruns-Ashley Koehl 6-3, 4-6, 10-6tb  (2) Grace Jensen-Zoey Elwood, Min def Lydia Fynboh-Izzy Hoffman 6-0, 6-1  (3) Katy Vold-Livi Danielson, Min def Grace Hauglie-Ellen Reed 6-2, 6-1


Minnewaska 5, at Monte 2

SINGLES results: 

(1) Megan Thorfinnson, Min def Cameron Myers 6-2, 6-2  (2) Brooke Lindeman, Monte def Alia Randt 6-4, 7-5  (3) Olivia Danielson, Min def Megan Macziewski 6-2, 6-0  (4) Jayda Kolstoe, Min def Ally DeJong 6-0, 6-1

DOUBLES results:  

(1)  Ashley Klaassen-Annie Marquardt, Monte def Sydney Dahl-Olivia Bleick 3-6, 6-1, 6-1  (2) Grace Jensen-Zoey Elwood, Min def Gwyn Smiens-Junia Fitzkappes 6-3, 6-2  (3) Avarie Uhde-Katy Vold, Min def Avery Albrecht-Carlee Axford 6-0, 6-1


at Minnewaska 6, LQP-DB 1

SINGLES results: 

(1) Megan Thorfinnson, Min def Katelyn Wittnebel 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)  (2) Maddie Matthies, LQP def Alia Randt 6-3, 6-4  (3) Olivia Danielson, Min def Hannah Oie 6-4, 6-2  (4) Jayda Kolstoe, Min def Sadie Hacker 6-1, 6-2

DOUBLES results:  

(1)  Olivia Bleick-Sydney Dahl, Min def Claire Lowry-Kayla Jahn 6-2, 6-3  (2) Grace Jensen-Zoey Elwood, Min def Kali Bormann-Gertie Sieg 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 10-5 tiebreaker  (3) Katy Vold-Avarie Uhde, Min def Taylen Jorgenson-Elsie Wiebe 6-3, 7-5