Mayo, Lourdes breeze into semifinals
Rochester Mayo and Rochester Lourdes each easily made it into this morning's semifinal round of their respective Class AA and Class A girls state tennis tournaments.
Mayo, playing Wayzata at the Northwest Athletic Club 98th St., in Bloomington on Wednesday, was a 6-1 winner. Seven-time defending state champion Lourdes blanked Crookston 7-0 at Nicollet Tennis Center in Minneapolis. Lourdes won all of its matches in straight sets.
Mayo (19-3) played Eden Prairie at 8 a.m. today in the semifinals. Eden Prairie dealt the Spartans one of their three losses earlier this season, winning 4-3 in the Edina Invitational. State Class AA finals are at 2 p.m. Third place is at noon.
Lourdes, which moved to 16-0, met West Central Area at 8 a.m. today. Finals are at 2 p.m. Third place is at noon.
STATE CLASS AA
Rochester Mayo 6, Wayzata 1
1. Rachael Click (M) def. Sara Kopolow 6-7 (6-8), 6-1, 7-6 (7-3); 2. Elli Trousdale (M) def. mandi Rahn 6-4, 6-4; 3. Caitlin Harper (M) def. ERica Hagstrom 6-0, 6-1; 4. Annie Ryu (M) def. Kathleen Casserly 6-1, 6-2.
1. Katie Carr/Laura Grigoleit (M) def. Jamie Zilverber/Megan Jaeger 6-1, 6-4; 2. Katie Nichols/Courtney Lynne (M) def. Elisabeth Vickers/Beth Spurnier 6-3, 6-0; 3. Nicole Warner/Carrie Argustine (W) def. Erin Kappers/Chelsea Loprinzi 6-2, 7-6 (7-2).
STATE CLASS A
LOURDES 7, CROOKSTON 0
1. Alyssa Palen (L) def. Amy Myrold 6-0, 6-1; 2. Alexa Palen (L) def. Lindsey Johnson 6-2, 6-1; 3. Erica Johnson (L) def. Amy Burke 6-1, 6-1. 4. Julia Scanlon (L) def. Crystal Engebretson 6-0, 6-1.
1. Rachel Tiegs/Natalie Scanlon (L) def. Amanda Schlenker/Rachel Erickson 6-0, 6-3; 2. Sarah Guzinski/Lauren Luebbe (L) def. Jacqueline Noah/Danille Gasper (6-0, 6-2); 3. Kristin Pearson/Lisa Hanson (L) def. Ericka Erdmann/Molly Simmonss 6-2, 6-2.