Girls Tennis: Lake City duo going to state
An efficient 6-1, 6-1 win over Rochester Lourdes on Monday morning put Lake City's Ashley Thieren and Ava Wallerich into the Section 1A doubles championship against another Eagles pair, top-seeded Clare Palen and Natalie Alison.
The Lourdes duo would win the title with a 6-0, 6-3 decision, but Thieren and Wallerich avoided a true-second place match and qualified for the state tournament.
Molly Benda and Maria Topei, the Lourdes teammates who lost in the semifinals, beat Cannon Falls' Taylor Jackson and Paige Miest 6-1, 6-2, in the third-place match.
The state tournament begins Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis.