GIRLS TENNIS: Bemidji trio seeded 4th as individual subsections conclude

Oct. 6—FARGO, N.D. — The Bemidji High School girls tennis team is sending multiple contenders into the Section 8AA Individual Tournament.

The Lumberjacks will have Emily Dondelinger in the singles tournament, plus Darby Neis and Maddie Jensen in the doubles tournament, enter as the North No. 4 seed to their respective fields. Seedings were determined on Thursday in Fargo, N.D., as the subsection tournament concluded.

In the singles bracket, Dondelinger lost 6-2, 6-3 to Katrina Hansen of Moorhead in the semifinals to start her day on Thursday. Dondelinger then fell 6-4, 6-3 to Avery Skaar of Thief River Falls in the third-place match.

In doubles play, Neis and Jensen were upset in the semifinals by a 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) margin to Ingrid Anderson and Stephanie Dagg of Thief River Falls. Neis and Jensen then dropped to the third-place match, where they lost 6-4, 6-1 to Ashtyn Lill and Leila Nasri of Fergus Falls.

Nevertheless, the top four entrants from subsection play qualify for the Section 8AA Individual Tournament. The BHS trio will look to pull off some upsets when the action kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 15, in Sartell.

But before the individual portion of the postseason resumes, Bemidji will tackle the rest of the field in the Section 8AA Team Tournament, starting at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, in Sartell.