Girls tennis tops Galena to win opener |

Girls tennis tops Galena to win opener

Staff Reports
Madelyn Landerfelt, playing No. 1 singles for the Douglas High girls tennis team, returns a backhand shot to her Galena opponent Thursday in Minden.
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First round: Madelyn Landerfelt (D) d. Amanda Bak, 6-0; Maggie Rich (D) d. Emma Harris, 7-5; Kaitlyn Smith (D) d. Elise Hansen, 6-0. Anne Pomroy-Kayleigh Carlson (D) d. Olivia Amundsen-Ashley Brooks, 6-4; Tara Cottrill-Kari Coziahr (D) d. Veronica Gardella-Kylie Hawthorne, 6-4; Terra Williams-Kylie Coziahr (D) d. Riley Watkins-Morgan Brace, 6-2.

Second-round: Landerfelt (D) d. Harris, 6-0; Shelby Casaus (D) d. Hansen, 6-4; Bak (G) d. Smith, 6-4. Pomroy-K. Carlson (D) d. Gardella-Hawthorne, 6-0; Cottrill-Ka. Coziahr (D) d. Watkins-Diane Du, 6-0; T. Williams-Ky. Coziahr (D) Amundsen-Brooks, 6-3.

Third-round: Amanda Williams (D) d. Jasmine Johnson, 6-0; Bak (G) d. Casaus, 6-3; Smith (D) d. Harris, 6-1. Pomroy-K. Carlson (D) d. Watkins-Du, 6-1; Cottrill-Ka. Coziahr (D) d. Amundsen-Brooks, 6-3; T. Williams-Ky. Coziahr (D) d. Gardella-Hawthorne, 6-2.

Eleven different players contributed for the Douglas High girls tennis team in its season-opening 16-2 victory at home against Galena on Thursday afternoon.

Douglas swept all nine doubles matches and received wins from five singles players during a rematch between teams that met in the Northern Division I Region Tournament semifinals in 2014. Douglas won that match and went on to finish as the runner-up in both the region and state tournaments.

Thursday’s action was closer than the final score showed, according to Tigers coach Dan Hannah.

“There were several matches that went 6-4 and 7-5, so the final 16-2 tally did not truly indicate the differences between the teams,” noted Hannah, who also extended credit to assistant coaches Ginny Unger, JoJo Townsell, and Susan Cowan.

Madelyn Landerfelt, the two-time region tournament girls singles runner-up, won both of her sets without dropping a game. Maggie Rich was a 7-5 winner in her lone match while coming back from a tonsillectomy.

The doubles teams of Anne Pomroy-Kayleigh Carlson, Tara Cottrill-Kari Coziahr, and Terra Williams-Kylie Coziahr all went undefeated during the match.

Amanda Bak, a region tournament qualifier last year, accounted for both of Galena’s wins in singles action.